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Урок №44: Політичний устрій Великої Британії

I. Warm up

Our first step is to revise the vocabulary to the topic.

authorities executive power a house, chamber majority representative
to appoint to revise to examine to vote to sign to pass to make laws a bill to elect to rule

monarch                          

monarchy

democracy

parliament

parliamentary

political

government

constitutional

As a speech exercise, I want you to remember: What does the word “democracy” mean?

Students:

1 People do what they want within the framework of law.

2 People elect the head of state.

3 People elect their representatives to rule the country.

4 People say what they think.

5 People can live in any place they choose.

6 The head of state guarantees the rights of citizens.

7 All people and authorities follow the constitution.

II. Центральна частина заняття

 And now look at the structure of the political system of Great Britain.

What does it consist of?

Students:

1. I see, the official head of state is Queen.

2. The British Parliament is an important branch of the political system of Great Britain.

3. I know that Parliament has two houses: the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

4. The majority seats in the House of Commons form the Government with the Prime Minister at the head.

Yes, you are right. And now we’ll speak more about the Queen Elizabeth II. I’ll give you some more historical facts about this splendid woman and you’ll add.

( The portrait of the Queen on the screen)

The teacher.

Queen Elizabeth II`s full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, she was born on the21st of April 1926 in London, England. She never went to school and was taught by home tutors.

Do you know what subjects was she taught?

Students:

1. I know that she was taught usual subjects as English, Literature, History, Geography and others.

2. Besides she learned basis of economy, law and constitutional right.

3. Queen knows French freely. Also she took the lessons of horse-racing, dancing and music.

4. The important fact in her life is that she was crowned in Westminster Abbey in June 1953.

5. I know that Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday twice in April and in June.

Teacher

Well done! You see, she is a very modest and simple woman and on her birthdays Queen always invites people who was born on the26th of April 1926.

This year 2006 Queen celebrated the80th birthday.

What else can you add?

Students:

1Queen lives in a beautiful Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen.

2Queen likes to travel very much. She and her husband were all over the world.

Dialogue

Now, listen to the dialogue and try to understand where she was recently.

-Have you heard that Queen was in Pribaltic countries?

-No, when was she there?

-She was there in October.

-Oh, her program was extensive. To her honour many meetings, concerts and receptions were held.

-I see, I think Queen’s visit has a historical meaning.

Where was the Queen in October?

Teacher.

Today the Queen is not only the heard of the state but also an important symbol of national  unity.

She has a legislative power a little, a part of executive one. She sings bills, gives speeches which are written by ministers. In practice the Queen Elizabeth II has no actual power: they say, the monarch reigns but doesn’t rule.

So, your conclusion.

Student:

-Queen Elizabeth is very popular respected all over the world. She is one of the richest person. But in fact her role is ceremonial.

Teacher:  People of the UK love their Queen and not without reason their English anthem begins with the words” God save the Queen”

Anthem        God save our gracious Queen

Long live our noble Queen

God save the Queen.

Send her victorious,

happy and glorious.

Long to reign over us

God save the Queen.

 Here you can see Queen’s real title in Britain.

Elizabeth the second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other Realms and Territories, Head of Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

Now, it’s time to discuss the role of the Parliament in the political system of Great Britain.

(The picture of the houses of Parliament)

How many chambers are there in the Parliament?

Students:

There are two chambers: the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Teacher

Parliament has real power in the political system of Great Britain. British Parliament is often called” The mother of all Parliaments.”

What branch of power does the Parliament represent?

Student:

Parliament represents the legislative branch of power.

Teacher

What can you say about the House of Commons and the House of Lords?

Students:

1The House of Commons controls the Government, makes laws. The Commons have much more real power.

2The House of Lords examines and revises bills and can delay bills for one year.

Teacher

That’s all right. But do you know where the Parliament works?

Students:

Yes, I know. The Parliament works in the Palace of Westminster on the bank of the river Thames.

Teacher

What is the other name of it?

Students:

It is called the Houses of Parliament.

Teacher

What shows that the Parliaments` sittings began?

Students:

The face of Big Ben is lighting.

Teacher

What national tradition is there in the hall of the House of Lords?

Students:

I know that near the throne of Lord Chancellor stands the Woolsack

(On the screen  the word “Woolsack”)

Teacher

Yes, of course. The Woolsack symbolizes the wealth of Great Britain.

III. Homework

Do ex.5,6,  p.230-231 (Виконати впр.5,6, с.230-231)

Урок №45: Складання тематичних діалогів

Мета: удосконалювати навички усного мовлення; розширювати знання учнів за темою; розвивати  пам’ять, увагу, уяву, мовну  здогадку; виховувати повагу до рідної країни, прищеплювати інтерес до вивчення іноземної мови; закріпити знання неправильних дієслів.

Хід уроку:

Greeting. 1. Привітання

 Conversatin Microphone!

Where were you born?

What is your native language?
What places of interest would you like to visit in Ukraine? (inGs.Britain)?

What is the longest river in Ukraine?

What is the capital of our country?

Aim. 2. Повідомлення теми та мети уроку

T: Every nation and every country has its own customs and traditions. Ukrainians are proud of their traditions and carefully keep them. Dear boys and girls! Today we are going to have a lesson devoted our traditions. We are going to read a text. To talk about our customs and traditions. You will learn interesting information about them/

II. Основана частина:

Подання тексту до читання.

Учні отримують картки,у парах заповнюють пропуски поданими репліками та читають діалог за ролями.

-Hello, Bob. I haven’t seen you for a long time. Where have you been?

-I travelled to Kiyv with my classmates.

-Oh, really?1)_________________

-We stopped in a modern hotel.

-2)________________

Fill in the pictures above.

3)_______________

-I like Ukrainian food very much. Borshch and varenyky was very tasty.

a)Did you like Ukrainian food?

b)What sights of Kiyv did you see?

c) Where did you stay?

Homework. Домашнє завдання.

Prepare a report about British traditions

(Підготувати доповідь про традиції Британії)