The theme: Her Majesty the Queen

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Шығыс Қазақстан облысы,

Аягөз ауданы,

Ақшаулі ауылы

«№1 Ақшаулі жалпы білім беретін орта мектеп» КММ

Ағылшын тілі пән мұғалімі

Касыкбаева Динара Махмутхановна

The theme: Her Majesty the Queen

Aims:           

Educational: to receive topical vocabulary, to compare the facts on the theme

to practice the usage of numbers and prepositions.

Developing: to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills; to  develop  students’ interest in research works.

Brining up: to interest in learning English, in learning

 

 

The form of the lesson: information lesson of new knowledge

Inter- subject relation: kazakh, history

Methods of teaching: explaining, showing, speaking

Equipment of the lesson: interactivily board, photomontage reflecting, cards

 

The procedure of the lesson

Organization moment. The greetings.

Checking up the home task:  exercise 4

  1. Presentation of new video material.
  2. Look at the board!Here you can see words which are mixed. You should find 5 words and word combinations connected with Political system of Great Britain.

(The, the, the, the, the, Queen, State, Monarch, Minister, of, Head, President, Prime)

Key: the Head of State, the Monarch, the Queen, the President, the Prime Minister.

Answer the questions:

  • Who is the Head of State in Great Britain?
  • Who is the Head of State in the USA?
  • What are the Houses of the British Parliament?
  • Who has more power: the British Queen or the President of the USA? Why?
  • Does the British elect the Queen?
  • Whom do the British elect?

Anthem of GB – God Save the Queen

  1. 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.
  2. Lord, our God, arise,
    Scatter her enemies,
    And make them fall.
    Confound their politics,
    Frustrate their knavish tricks,
    On Thee our hopes we fix,
    God save us all.
  3. Thy choicest gifts in store,
    On her be pleased to pour;
    Long may she reign:
    May she defend our laws,
    And ever give us cause
    To sing with heart and voice
    God save the Queen.

Т. Now let me introduce  some information about the Royal Family of Great Britain.

A job for  life

For more than a thousand years Britain  has always had kings or queens. Why does Britain need monarchy?  Elisabeth II  calls her  family  a “Firm”.  She  thinks of it as a business rather than a family. And the main business of the royal family is… well, probably being royal. And they are paid for it. The Queen  is one of the richest women in the world and yet she  gets about 8 million pounds a year to be queen. But many people agree that she does her job well and she deserves her salary.
For more than a thousand years Britain  has always had kings or queens. Why does Britain need monarchy?  Elisabeth II  calls her  family  a “Firm”.  She  thinks of it as a business rather than a family. And the main business of the royal family is… well, probably being royal. And they are paid for it. The Queen  is one of the richest women in the world and yet she  gets about 8 million pounds a year to be queen. But many people agree that she does her job well and she deserves her salary.
Every summer the Queen gives three or more royal garden parties at Buckingham Palace. About 8,000 guests come to each party. They drink about 27,000 cups of tea and eat 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 pieces of cake.  The Queen and other members of the royal family often travel abroad as guests of other countries.
So their life is quite busy.  Besides, the Queen acts as head of the government — so every day she reads official papers from the government and once a week she has a meeting with the Prime Minister. She also has to read the report of the day from Parliament. Any law made by Parliament really becomes law only if the Queen agrees to it. But no king or queen has refused a new law since 1701!

Family Story

When Elisabeth was born nobody knew she would be queen. Her grandfather, King George V, had six children. His eldest son, Edward, was the next in line to be king and Elisabeth’s father, Albert, was only second child. Edward loved a good time. He enjoyed women, drank a lot, spent money, liked fashionable clothes. Albert, or Bertie, as his friends called him, was rather shy, he stammered, and all his life it was difficult for him to make speeches. As he did not expect to become king, he chose the Navy.

He married Lady Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon – she was the Queen Mother   – and they had two daughters, Elisabeth  and Margaret. The family lived in a house on Piccadilly. It was not a palace, but it was a nice place with twenty five bedrooms, a library and a room for dances and parties. The girls had a private teacher, they also studied music, dancing and art. As a child Elizabeth was nicknamed Lilibet – because that was the way she pronounced her name. She was a serious, tidy little girl, but her governess said that Lilibet and Margaret could fight on occasions.

In 1936 King George died. When his coffin with the crown on top of it was carried through the streets on a horse-drawn carriage, the crown fell. Many people thought it was a bad sign. Indeed, 1936 became  “the year of three kings”. In January, after his father’s death, Edward became king. In December he refused from the throne and his younger brother, Bertie took his place.

Many people think that this is one of the most romantic love stories of our century. Handsome and popular King Edward was in love with an American woman Wallis Simpson and he wanted to marry her. But Wallis was divorced – twice! The royal family did not like her, the government was against this marriage, so was the Church.
It was not an easy choice for Edward, but he made it. He preferred Wallis to the crown. They got married and lived in Paris for most of their lives. They were never friendly with the royal family again.
When Elisabeth was 13 she met Prince Philip of Greece. He was six years older than her. He came from the Greek royal family, but also had relatives in the Danish, Britain and Russian royal families. During the war he was in the Navy and that was when Elisabeth first saw him. Certainly at the time she was only a schoolgirl, but later they fell in love and in 1947 they got married.
The next few years were very happy. They had their first children: a son, Charles, born in 1948, and daughter, Anne, born in 1950.

 

  1. Let’s have a rest!
    Look at me, please! Don’t turn your head!
    Look at the board! Look at me! Look at my hand! . Look at the ceiling! Look at the floor! Look at the right! Look at the left! Look at me! Close your eyes! Open your eyes!(twice) Sit down, please!

Her Majesty the Queen   

In 1952 King George VI died. Elisabeth was only twenty-five and she was Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Like other kings and queens since 1066, she came to Westminster Abbey for the government didn’t welcome the idea. It was an important ceremony to be on television. The church and the government didn’t welcome the idea. It was an important ceremony and not a public show, they said. But Elisabeth won. The whole country watched how the heavy gold crown was placed on the young Queen’s head.

 

Answer the questions:

  1. Who is the Queen?
  2. What is the Queen’s name?
  3. Who is the Queen married to?
  4. Who are the members of the Royal Family?
  5. How many children does the Queen have?
  6. How many grandchildren does she have?
  7. Who will come to the British throne next?
  8. Which member of the Royal Family died in August 31,1997?

 

The Royal residents

Royal Ceremonies

 

One Queen, two birthdays

The Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21 April. She also celebrates her official birthday on either the first or the second, and sometimes the third, Saturday in June. King Edward VII, who was born on 9 November, was the first Sovereign to mark his official birthday on a separate day to his actual birthday throughout his reign, holding celebrations in either May or June.

 

Are the following sentences true or false:

  1. 1. Elizabeth II’s full name is Elizabeth Beatris
  2. She was born on April 21, 1936.
  3. 3. She never went to school and was taught by home tutors.
  4. In 1947 she married Prince William; he was created Duke of Edinburgh.
  5. A year later she gave birth to a son, Charles.
  6. In 1960 she gave a birth to a daughter, Anne.
  7. Elizabeth succeeded to the throne after the death of her father in February in 1952.
  8. Her second son, Andrew, was born in 1980.
  9. The Queen is also the Head of the Armed Forces.

 


Keys:

1-d                     

2-a

3-d

4-d

5-b

6-a

7-c

8-c


 

XIII. Conclusion

Aswer the guestions:

– Do you like our lesson today? Was it interesting for you?
– Was something new for you? What?
– How do you think was it useful for you? Why?

 

XIV. Home task: Project work

  1. Giving marks