The theme: Astana is the heart of Kazakhstan

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The theme: Astana is the heart of Kazakhstan

Objectives:

  1. To enrich the pupils’ knowledge giving them more information about Astana
  2. To develop pupils’ creative thinking and skills in oral speech
  3. To bring up pupils to be patriots of their Motherland, to love their country

Visual Aids: an interactive board, computers, slides

The procedure of the lesson

  1. Organization stage

 Greeting

T: Hello, boys and girls! Take your seats, please! Good morning, dear guests! Welcome to our school! We are very glad to see you.
Warm — up

T: Imagine you have a chance to visit any country you want. Look at the map of the world and choose a country.
T: What country would you like to visit? Why?
Thank you!

The motto of our lesson is: “Looking down on Astana, we see at our feet the richest and most beautiful city in the world, a city as great as London and as magical as Rome”

T:  Today we shall speak about our new capital, about Astana. We shall listen to  the text about the history of our capital, and speak on this topic. And now look at the blackboard

On the blackboard you can see some small topics and key words. Use them. And say a few words on each of these themes.

  1. Main part

T:  Today we shall speak about our new capital, about Astana. We shall listen to  the text about the history of our capital, and speak on this topic. And now look at the blackboard

On the blackboard you can see some small topics and key words. Use them. And say a few words on each of these themes.

The capital of Kazakhstan

1830, was founded, to be situated, population, total area

P1: Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan. It was founded in 1830 by Colonel Phyodor Kuzmich Shubin. Astana is situated on the bank of the Ishim River. Its total area is about 400 thousand square kilometers. The population of the city is over 800 thousand.

T: Good. Now speak about Astana as a political centre.

Political Centre

The seat of the Government, the Mazhilis, all the ministries, foreign embassies.

P2: Astana is the seat of the Government, the Mazhilis. The President of Kazakhstan lives and works there. There are a lot of ministries and foreign embassies in Astana. Many important political events are held in Astana.

T: Nice. Who wants to tell us about Astana as an industrial centre?

Industrial Centre

Factories, plants, to produce, goods

P3: We can say that different branches of industry are developing in the new capital. Many plants and factories are building in Astana that will produce transformers, motors, agricultural machines and other goods.

T: Right you are. Now speak about Astana as a cultural center.

Cultural Centre

Museums, art galleries, theatres, libraries, parks

P4: There are several museums in Astana. The largest ones are: Museum of History and Seiphullin’s Museum. Astana is famous for its theatres. The best known is the Opera and Ballet Theatre named by Kulyash Baiseitova. There are a lot of green parks and libraries in Astana.

T: Very good. Our government pays a great attention for education in our capital, doesn’t it?

Educational Centre

Institutes, universities, technical colleges, young people, different regions, different countries

P5: We can say that Astana is an educational centre. There are many technical colleges, institutes and universities. The best known are: Euroasian University, Agrarian University, Nazarbayev University. Many young people from different regions of our country and from different countries come to Astana to get a brilliant education.

T: Good. The next topic is about Sport and Transport.

Sport and Transport Centre

Stadiums, swimming pools, all kinds of transport, metro

P6: There are a lot of sport facilities in Astana such as stadiums, swimming pools. And as you know Asiada Games 2011 were held in Astana.

Transport in Astana is extensive. Here you can see all kinds of transport except metro. There are railway stations and an airport in Astana.

The sights of Astana.

T: And the next point is the sights of Astana. Let’s suggest that our friends shall walk along the streets of our Astana and take some pictures of it.

P7: This is the monument to Tole-be, Kazybek-be, Aiteke-be which is situated by the building of Supreme Court of Justice. Many people come to this monument to show their love for the best Kazakh sons.

P8: Here you can see one of the famous places in Astana – Central Square. It is the main place for folk holidays, the favourite place for the rest of the town people.

P9: This Palace is called Congress Hall . Many meetings and concerts take place there. It is a very nice building now.

T: Thank you very much. I think that our guests have got a lot of information, but we haven’t told them about our history. Let’s listen to the text and follow the course in history. After listening to the text you will try to point our  main periods of the history of Astana and ask questions on this topic.

History of Astana

The history of Astana began in the year 1830. Astana was founded in 1830 on the bank of the Ishim River by Colonel Phyodor Kuzmich Shubin as a fortress.

In 1939 was formed Akmola region and Akmola became the center of this region.

In 1954 in Akmola region the development of virgin and unused lands began. In honour of this event the town of Akmola was renamed in Tselinograd in 1961.

In 1994 Tselinograd was renamed in Akmola again.

In 1997 by Decree of President of Kazakhstan Akmola became the capital of our country.

In 1998 Akmola was renamed in Astana.

  • practice some difficult words

III. Consolidation of the theme

T: Now we shall work this way. You should match the dates and the corresponding events.

Loto:

1830 – the foundation of Astana.
1939 – the formation of Akmola region
1954 – the beginning of the development of virgin and unused lands
1961 – Akmola was renamed in Tselinograd
1994 – Tselinograd was renamed in Akmola
1997 – the capital of Kazakhstan
1998 – Akmola was renamed in Astana

T:Ask each other  questions.

When was Astana founded?

P1: Astana was founded in 1830.

T: Right you are.

When was Akmola region formed?

P2: Akmola region was formed in 1939.

T: Good.

When did the development of virgin and unused lands begin?

P3: The development of virgin and unused lands began in 1954.

T: Right.

When was Akmola renamed in Tselinograd?

P4: Akmola was renamed in Tselinograd in 1961.

T: Well.

When was Tselinograd renamed in Akmola again?

P5: Tselinograd was renamed in Akmola again in 1994.

T: Right you are.

When did Akmola become the capital of Kazakhstan?

P6: Akmola became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997.

T: Good.

When was Akmola renamed in Astana?

P7: Akmola was renamed in Astana in 1998.

T: Very good.  Write on the blackboard the words associated with the word “Astana”

 

 

 

 

 

Astana

 

 

 

 

T: Thank you very much. You have worked well today.

  1. Hometask

Topic “Astana”

  1. Conclusion

T: Our lesson is coming to the end. What have you learnt today?   Express your opinion.

We have done a lot of work at our lesson. You were very active. I’m pleased with you. Good luck to you. Thank you. Good-bye.

 

 

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