Тhe theme: Сinema
The aim of the lesson: To enrich pupils’ knowledge about the history of cinematographe. To talk about films, about making films and to find out pupils’ opinion about some films.
To develop pupils’ vocabulary and grammatical knowledge
To develop pupils’ skills of reading, writing, listening, and
speaking speech, to understand oral speech and to enrich
Up-bringing: to develop the interest to English language, to teach
pupils to respect the culture of the countries.
Expecting result: To do the tasks correctly having understood the new theme
The type of the lesson: non — traditional, new
The methods of the lesson: introduction, question-answer, vocabulary, demonstrative, creative, group-work, pair-work
The visual aids: presentation, textual cards, new words, posters, the extracts of films.
The procedure of the lesson:
- Organization moment:
Greeting pupils, asking about their mood, absentees. Asking who is on duty, the date and the day.
Teacher: Good morning, pupils!
Pupils: Good morning , the teacher!
Teacher: How are you?
Pupils: I’m OK
I’m fine, how are you?
Teacher: I’m OK, thank you.
Sit down. Who is on duty today?
Pupil: I am.
Teacher: What date is it today?
Pupil: Today is the 13-th of February.
Teacher: What day is it today?
Pupil: Today is Friday.
Teacher: OK. Thank you! Sit down.
- Historical information about cinematographe
Today is possible to buy a video and watch a film at home, but millions of people all over the world still prefer to go to their town or city cinema for a ‘night out’. And before television arrived in people’s homes, a visit to the cinema was something really special to look forward to.
The ‘golden age’ of film-making was between about 1930 and 1950.
But how did it all begin…?
The first moving pictures were simple ‘shadow shows’ or ‘shadow plays’.
Then came the magic lanterns which projected painted glass slides on to a screen. These became very popular in Europe in the 18th century, and lantern showmen travelled from village to village.
But in the 1820s Niepce invented photography, and soon photographs were used instead of the much more expensive glass slides.
In 1893 the world’s first film studio was built by Edison in West Orange, New Jersey.
The Lumiere brothers gave the first performance of their Cinematographe in Paris in 1895, in a room under the Grand Cafe.
How did Hollywood begin?
Harvey and Daidia Wilcox came to Los Angeles in 1883, when there were orange and lemon farms in the area. 3 years later they owned fifty hectares of land which they called Hollywood. The Wilcoxes sold the land bit by bit and the first Hollywood studio was built in 1911 by the Nestor Company. The American filmmakers came to California because the weather was good and the Californian workers were cheap to employ.
In 1913 started Paramount Studios and Universal Studios. The Fox Company two years later. Warner Brothers started in 1919 and Columbia in the early 1920.
III. New theme
The theme of today’s lesson is “Cinema.”
Today we’ll talk about films, about making films, we’ll find out what you think about some films, make posters for our class.
Well, nowadays there are many types of films.
Look at the blackboard, please. There are some new words for you. Listen to me and repeat after me:
Fantastic or adventures
(The teacher asks pupils to look at the pictures of films and find out what types are they refer to)
What type of film is…….?
Well, let’s speak about the people who make films. Usually, at the end of a film you can see a long list of people who made it. Look at this list. Do you know what each person does?
A director of special effects
|…organizes the money for the film.
…plans how they can make a film.
…writes a script.
… cuts the film and joins it together the way director wants it
I.Working with the text
T: Listen to the text and translate it: “Cinema: How it all began.”
Cinema was born at the end of the 19th century. The first people who showed the first movies to a paying public were the Lumiere Brothers of France. They did this at the Grand Café, Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, on the 20th February 1896. This was the first cinema show and it was quickly followed by many others in all parts of the world. The first films showed moving people and transport or wars, and short comedies. In 1901 France was the first country to produce a dramatic film, The Story of a Crime, which was followed by The Great Train Robbery in the United States in 1903.
At first, films were shown anywhere: in musical halls, clubs and shops. By 1908, special film theatres were being built to give regular programmes. At this time cinema rapidly developed in both the New and the Old World. Charlie Chaplin made his first film in 1914 in the USA. In 1927, Warner Brothers in Hollywood made the first film in which an actor sang and spoke. The film was called Jazz Singer. It opened a new era in films – the era of the “talkies.” The film mostly told its story with titles, but it had three songs and a short dialogue. There were long lines of people in front of the Warner Theatre in New York. The silent film was dead within a year. The first one hundred percent sound film, Lights of New York, appeared in 1928. The first colour films were made in the 1930s but the black-and-white films are made even today.
|1. Cinema was born at the beginning of the 20th century|
|2. The first movies were showed in America|
|3. At first films were shown anywhere: in musical halls, clubs and shops|
|4. Charlie Chaplin made his first film in Great Britain|
|5. In 1927 Hollywood made the first film in which an actor sang and spoke|
|6. The first colour films were made in the 1930s.|
- Let’s imagine that we are in our cinema.
You’ll watch the extracts of 2 films. And you’ll try to answer some questions.
What can you say about these films?
What was about?
Who was in it?
(Pupils watch the extracts of 2 films and answer the questions.)
film — catastrophe
The Titanic sailed from England
She was the largest ship on the seas
The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank
A lot of people drowned in the tragedy
Leonardo DiCaрrio plays the poor Jack Dowson
He meets Kate Winslet who plays Rose
They fall in love
It tells of the love between a lion ruler, Mufasa, and his son Simba
Uncle Scar wants to rule.
Rafiki helps Simba to reclaim his true destiny in the ‘circle of life’
Past Perfect tense
Rule: We use the past perfect to show that one action happened before another action in the past.
Had + V ed (3)
For example: . He asked me what kind of film I had seen before.
Past simple Past Perfect
After Columbus had discovered America he returned to Spain.
Past Perfect Past simple
Complete the sentences. Put one verb in the Past Simple and one in the Past Perfect.
Find 9 words of the topic “Cinema”
Film, comedy, actor, adventure, director, action, genre, horror, melodrama
To make a poster about a favourite film.