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Classroom Activities

A Trip to Britain
Textbook: New Millennium English-6


      Unit 4. Lesson 8. Project Page
Target group: students of Class 6.
Age: 11–12 years old.
Communicative objectives:
Pupils will be able:
• to make a report about places;
• to revise the language material of the unit;
• to negotiate a plan for a tour;
• to make a plan of a trip.
Educational objective: pupils will learn interesting facts about places of interest in the UK.
Skills development:
Pupils will practice:
• reading for gist and for main ideas;
• negotiating a plan for a tour;
• speaking about places.
Materials: a map of Great Britain, pictures, booklets.
Structures: revision: past simple; I’d like to…
Students work in three groups presenting reports on England, Scotland and Wales.
Report Evaluation criteria:
• visual aids (posters, pictures, costumes);
• facts and events; correct language, fluency.

Lesson Plan

Teacher: Dear children, today we are going to take a trip to Great Britain. Here are three groups of experts and they can take you around England, Scotland and Wales.

Activity 1
Fill in the fact-file on the chosen country and tell the most interesting facts about it (work in groups).

country                           capital         population
national emblem            3–4 facts

Groups present their projects. The class evaluates their performance according to the criteria.
The class chooses the best speakers, the best performers, who get special medals.

Teacher: Your projects were very interesting. Now we’ll see which group knows Great Britain best.

Activity 2
Match the texts with their proper names.

Прочитайте тексты, выберите соответствующий заголовок к каждому из них. 2 заголовка лишние.

A. It’s a royal church. It’s a place of coronation of English kings and queens.
B. It’s the centre of modern London. The Nelson’s Column stands in the middle of it. People like to meet here.
C. In this museum you can see 200 dressed figures and follow how fashion changed from the 16th century to today.
D. It’s the place where London started. It was a fortress, a royal palace and a prison. It is a museum now.
E. It’s the most famous museum of waxworks, where you can see wax figures of presidents, film stars and pop stars.

1. The Museum of Costume
2. Westminster Abbey
3. Buckingham Palace
4. Madame Tussaud’s museum
5. Trafalgar Square
6. The Tower of London
7. The London Eye

Activity 3

Sally Lunn's House

Brainstorming. Quiz
Each group is given 5 questions.
Group 1

1. What is the oldest house in Bath? (Sally Lunn’s House)
2. Where’s Nelson’s Column? (Trafalgar Square)
3. Where’s the Britain’s National Railway museum? (in York)
4. Where can you buy a love spoon? (in Wales)
5. What is the name of the first stamp in the world? (Penny Black)

Group 2
1. What is the national emblem of England? (rose)
2. What is the most famous lake in Scotland? (Loch Ness)
3. What is the name of the famous Royal Church in London? (Westminster Abbey)
4. Where does a Military tattoo take place? (in Edinburgh)
5. What is the most famous place in Bath? (the Roman baths)

Group 3
1. Where’s the postal museum? (in Bath)
2. Where can you see a statue to a dog? (in Edinburgh)
3. Where can you throw money into a wishing well? (in Wales)
4. What is the capital of Wales? (Cardiff)
5. What is the national costume of the Scottish bagpiper? (a kilt)

Activity 4
Underline the words connected to your project country.
(There must be 6 of them)
York                             thistle                             a daffodil
the Thames                  Prince Charles                 Loch Ness
Stonehenge                  mount Snowdon               Glasgow
Highlands                     Sally Lunn’s House          golf
Eisteddfod                    the Roman Baths             Cardiff
wishing well                  kilt                                  Hyde Park

Read the words aloud.

Activity 5
Match the places with their activities.

1. London                 a) to drink tea in Sally Lunn’s House
2. Edinburgh             b) to see Buckingham Palace
3. Bath                     c) to visit the Jorvik Viking Centre
4. York                     d) to see the statue to a small dog, Bobby
5. Wales                   f) to listen to bagpipes play
6. Scotland               e) to see Stonehenge
7. England                 j) to throw money into a wishing well

Speaking: Ask your friend why he or she would like to visit London? (chain game)
Pupil 1:
Why would you like to visit London?
Pupil 2: ...to see Buckingham Palace, etc.

Activity 6
Choose 4 places you’d like to visit in Great Britain. Make up a plan of your trip.
Use these words:

1. First we’ll go to… (why?)
2. Then we’d like to visit… (why?)
3. After that we…
4. Finally we…
(After 5 minute’s discussion each group tells a plan of their trip to the class)

Teacher: We see that the routes of your trips are very interesting. You know the most attractive places of Great Britain very well. I hope that some day you’ll visit them. Let your plans come true. Thank you for taking an active part in the lesson.

By Ludmila Chindarova
Gymnasia, Pereslavl-Zalessky