Famous people of Kazakhstan

Famous people of Kazakhstan

Theme : Сourse work 2. Biographies. Famous people of Kazakhstan.


  1. lexical items: famous, rich, poor, give, positive attitude, motivate, campaign, kill.
  2. grammar: Revision Past Simple.


Type of the lesson: Workshop lesson.



  1. a) educational: to train speaking habits, revision of grammar structures.


  1. b) developing: to enlarge learners’ vocabulary and grammar skills, listening and writing skills; to advance learners’ logical thinking, attentiveness and memory; to broaden learners’ mental outlook.


  1. c) up-bringing: to promote comfortable environment in class; to form such qualities as activeness, diligence and communicativeness; to create or develop students’ interest to study English.



  1. a) Visual aids: pictures.
  2. b) Distributing material: text books “Messages 2”.
  3. c) Technical means: active board.




Stage 1. Organizational moment: 1. Greeting

How do you do, children! — How do you do.

I hope you are well, children. – We hope you are too.

Who is absent today? — Nobody is absent.

  1. Naming the date

What is the date today? — Today is the … of December.

What is the day today? — Today is Wednesday.

  1. Introduction of the lesson’s theme and procedure.


Stage 2. Warm-up. Repeat tongue-twisters:


Don’t trouble troubles till troubles trouble you, it only doubles trouble and troubles others too.

William always wears a woolen underwear even in the Wild West.



Stage 3. Check homework. Show your presentations. Get ready to defend them.


The students had the task to make a project about one of the three famous Kazakh people.


Stage 4.

Look at the pictures and read the texts about famous people of Britain and the USA.

Robin Hood, Tiger Woods, Joanne Rowling, Martin Luther King.


Stage 5. Read the texts for getting more information.

Answer the questions: Who was the leader of the “civil right” campaign in the 1950s and 1960s?

Which of these people is the famous golf-player?

What place is known as Robin Hood’s home?


Stage 6. Students’ projects on Kazakhstani famous people: Abay Kunanbayev, Ibray Altynsarin, Toktar Aubakirov.





Ibray Altynsarin was a famous Kazakh educator and teacher of the 19th century.           He was born in 1841 in Torghai region. Altynsarin started a Cyrillic alphabet for the Kazakh language. He opened many Kazakh-Russian schools and schools for girls. He translated books and textbooks. He wrote the first Kazakh Grammar book. Altynsarin travelled a lot and visited many countries. He liked children and wrote poems for them. A lot of streets, institutes and schools are named after Altynsarin. There is an Altynsarin museum in Kostanay.




Abay Kunanbayev is a famous writer and poet.He was born in 1945in Abay region. Grandmother Zere told him tales and sang songs. He went to school in Semipalatinsk. Abay wrote many books and poems. His main book is The Book of Words. He translated Pushkin, Krylov and Lermontov into Kazakh. He lived a long life and did a lot for people. Many streets, squares, theatres are named after Abay. People in many countries know Abay and his works. There are monuments to Abay in many cities.





Toktar Aubakirov is the first Kazakh cosmonaut. He was born in 1946 in Karaganda. He studied at the Air Force Institute .In October 1991 he flew into space. There were two other cosmonauts with Toktar Aubakirov. They were Russian and Austrian cosmonauts. They left the Baikonur Cosmodrome and spent eight days in space. He likes to travel very much. He has friends in many countries. He has a wife and two children.





Roza Kuanyshevna Rymbaeva (born 1957) is a Soviet and Kazakh artist, and the most famous singer of Kazakhstan. She was born in 28 October 1957 at the Zhangiz-Tobe station in the East Kazakhstan Province to a family of railway workers. Graduated from the faculty musical-dramatic comedy of theatrical-artistic institute in Almaty (1984). From 1976 to 1979 soloist of republican youth-pop band «Gulder» («Flowers»), from 1979 in a pop band «Arai», managed by her husband T.Okapov. Since 1979 — a soloist of Kazakhconcert, the main republican concert. She also combines as a teacher of Republic pop-circus college. The winner of various international contests of pop singers (1977 Sopot, Bulgaria, 1979, Istanbul, Turkey). The winner of grand-prix of «Gala-83» international contest in Cuba.




Tulegenova, Bibigul’ Akhmetovna .Born Dec. 16, 1929, in Semipalatinsk. Soviet coloratura soprano. People’s Artist of the USSR (1967).


Tulegenova graduated from the conservatory in Alma-Ata in 1954. She was a soloist with the Kazakh Theater of Opera and Ballet from 1954 to 1956 and with the Kazakh Philharmonic Society from 1956 to 1971, at which time she returned to the Kazakh Theater of Opera and Ballet. Tulegenova’s voice has a distinctive silvery tone, and her performances are noted for their spontaneity and depth of interpretation. Tulegenova’s roles have included the title role in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden, Violetta and Gilda in Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto, Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, the title role in Brusilovskii’s Kyz-Zhibek, Gul’barshin in Rakh-madiev’s Alpamys, and the title role in Zhubanova’s Enlik-Kebek. Tulegenova performs in concerts at home and has toured abroad.