Урок английского языка "Tour To Stratford-upon-Avon"; 7 класс
This is the place that nurtured one of the world’s greatest literary geniuses. This is Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace and final resting place of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was born in this house on Henley Street on April 23d 1564. He was the third of eight children, the first to survive infancy, born two – glove maker John Shakespeare and wife Mary Arden. Today Stratford-upon-Avon is largely built on Shakespeare’s legacy.
The population is less than 30 000, but each year over 3 mln visitors from around the world come here to walk in the footsteps of the immortal bard. Henley Street is a good place to start your tour. There is the birthplace and the Shakespeare’s centre. The street is lined with the shops and cafes and there are street performers to amuse and entertain. The birthplace eventually became an inn called the Swan and the Maiden Head, but it survived and was rescued by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1847. Charles Dickens helped to raise the 3 000 pounds needed to purchase the building.
It’s surprising how much from Shakespeare’s time has survived. Not far from the birthplace is his school, the King’s New School. Imagine a role it played in shaping his life! It’s believed this is where he saw his first play and performed for the first time as an actor.
Just across the street is New Place – sight of the home the successful playwright purchased for his wife and family in 1597, 19 years before his death. Many plays were thought would’ve been written here when he returned home from his work in London.
This is Shakespeare’s Church. He was baptized here three days after his birth and was laid to rest here at the chancel after his death at age 52 on April 25th 1616. A mark over his grave reads:
friend, for Jesus' sake forbear
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man that spares these stones,
And cursed be he that moves my bones.
Stratford meant to keep its favourite son from ever being moved and another family members or also buried with him.
Leaving the church you can walk along the Avon river and see all of the activities going on. You can rent a boat or take a hand-cranked ferry to the other side. As you walk along the river you will come to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre which stages a number of his plays each year. A mile west of town is Ann Hathaway’s Cottage where the 18-year-old William Shakespeare met the 26-year-old daughter of a family friend and became romantically involved.
Stratford-upon-Avon is only about 80 miles north-west of London and just 22 miles south of Birmingham which makes for a manageable day tour and a great time to get better acquainted with this great man of letters.
Открытый урок английского языка в 7 классе на тему
Tour To Stratford-upon-Avon
Вениг Мария Викторовна
Учитель английского языка
ГБОУ Лицей 488
Цель: Ознакомление с материалом для дальнейшей проектной работы
After our last few lessons we know a lot about travelling. Remind me our motto, please.
PP: The more you live the more you travel,
The more you travel the more you see,
The more you see the more you learn.
2 Checking homework.
Hope you’re ready to make a Word Cluster to revise everything we know about travelling.
PP ( составляют кластер на доске)
Travelling - transport –by sea
- by plane
- by car
- on foot etc
Accommodation – at a hotel
-at a campsite etc
Planning the visit - buy tickets
Pack luggage etc
Entertainment – meet people
-eat local dishes
-practise foreign language etc
PP: We can travel by…… We may stay at…..
We have to buy…… We’ll eat…
3 Stating the main aim of the lesson.
As we’re ready to travel and know how to start the journey, we can do it today!
This lesson is the first to work on an interesting project “Travelling to an English town” . First of all we need to choose the town and find out why it is interesting, what sights it has. This is what we have to do today. We’ll also revise The Passive as we need it a lot to talk about historical places. I suggest going to the place connected with a very famous English person. Слайд 1
Do you know his name?
He was born in 1654 so 2014 was decided to be marked as Shakespeare’s year. Who was he?
PP: a writer ( слайд 2)
T :There are a lot of ways to say a writer in English (слайд 3)Let’s read them.
Now you’ll watch a video to learn more about Shakespeare and answer some questions. ( Видео 1)
PP: (отвечают на вопросы по видео)
4 Watching the video . Speaking using Passive grammar structures.
T: Now the time has come to name Shakespeare’s native town. Here’s its old map. What can be seen on it? Use the Passive as I do, please.
PP: A river, a bridge … can be seen on the map.
T: It’s more comfortable for us to travel using a new map. ( слайд5) Получают распечатанные карты и картинки)
You got the pictures with some important sights in Stratford. Your task is to watch a video tour of the town and recognize all of them. (видео 2)
Work in pairs and find the sights on your maps.
PP: Number 1 is picture A . Shakespeare’s birthplace can be seen here. ( показывают на большой карте)
5 Listening. Reading.
T : Now listen to the guide once again and fill in the gaps in the text. ( получают распечатанный текст с пропусками. Слайд 6 . Аудио) Let’s check now.
Find the answers to the questions and tell us using the passive. Work in pairs.
PP: Where is Stratford located? – It is located on the river Avon. Etc
T: Now let’s work in groups. Each group will choose one sight and tell us everything you can about that using the information you’ve found from the text and the video. ( Слайды 7 – 11)
PP: We’d like to visit Shakespeare’s Church. He was baptized there after his birth in 1654. He was buried there when he died. Etc
T: Who can tell me what we have done during today’s lesson?
PP: We have visited Shakespeare’s native town, learn a lot about sights there and found out interesting facts about the town.
T: At home you’ll continue working. Follow the links in our group to learn more about Stratford. Read the text and underline the Passives in it.
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