The theme: Listening Comprehension “The Great Greek philosophers”

The theme: Listening Comprehension “The Great Greek philosophers”

Grade: 10 “A”


  1. To enlarge pupils” knowledge on the theme, to realize connection between subjects (history)
  2. To develop critical thinking , lingual-cultural competence through listening,  usage of lexis and  grammar structures on the theme
  3. To educate a habit to listen and to hear each other, to respect others opinion and be helpful

Visual Aids: cards, a tape-recorder, slides, an interactive board


  1. Organization stage
  • Greeting

Teacher:  Dear boys and girls I’m very glad to see you. I hope you are fine. So let’s begin our lesson. The subject of today’s discussion is very important. Today we are going to listen to the text and  talk about Society and People. Things that people make with their hands pave the way to the future. Their ideas, hopes, ambitions are very often materialize. People’s spiritual life is as important as their physical comfort such as food or warm clothes in bad weather. Man has dreamt of a better life and a better society.

How do we call people who think of such societies? Can you remember any names of philosophers who tried to teach people to live happier lives? Where did they live? What did they teach?  What qualities should  a man have to become a philosopher? What sacrifices will a person  have to make trying to change our society? We’ll try to answer all these questions at our lesson today.

  1. Realization of meaning

 Let’s get down to the first task

Open your books on p. 64 Ex. 5 , read the task of it:

  1. Listen to the text “The great Greek Philosophers” and do the task
  2. Open your copybooks, write down the date. Listen to the text once more and write out the unknown words. Read the words.
  3. Lets study the words:
  • Virtue
  • Thinker
  • Encourage
  • Upset
  • Corrupt
  • Reflect
  • Doctrine
  • Colleague
  • Desire
  • Warrior

Now I want you to match the words, read them and translate, Will you:


To upsetthe works
The developmentwas
Wasthe logical structure
Reflectof the past
Doctrineof thought
Warriorto control
Studiedvarious virtues
Made himthe foundation
Throughthe views
Makethe leaders

Check up yourself:

  • Well-known
  • To upset the leaders
  • The development of thought
  • Was corrupting
  • Explore various virtues
  • Reflect the views
  • Doctrine
  • Warrior of the past
  • Learned to control
  • Studied the logical structure
  • Made him kill
  • Through the works
  • Make the foundation
  • Wrote nothing
  • Speaking:
  1. work in pairs and ask each other questions:
  2. Who was well- known in Athens in the 5 century BC?
  3. Who was Socrates?
  4. What was he famous for?
  5. Why did he kill himself?
  6. Did he write anything?
  7. Whose pupil was Plato?
  8. What were Plato’s famous writings?
  9. What did these Dialogues reflect?
  10. What virtues did they explore?
  11. Aristotle was a pupil of Socrates?
  12. Did he study science?
  13. What was his key subject?
  14. In what did he believe?
  15. Who believed in the power of knowledge?
  16. An ideal society it is….
  • Writing:
  1. Fill in the words
  2. Socrates was the famous Greek …(thinker)
  3. Plato’s works make the foundation of European  … (philosophy)
  4. Philosophers made a great influence on the development of …(thought)
  5. They explore various ….(virtue)
  6. Aristotle’s … (key) subject was human reason
  7. People want to live in an ideal …(society)
  • And now, the task for you:
  1. Find ten words. You have only 5 minutes


What have we learned about the Great Greek philosophers? Write your associations.

Oral practice: Speak about the Great Greek Philosophers

III. Reflexion

It is time to come to the conclusion. Make up cinquains about The great Greek Philosophers.  It is a kind of poem consisting of 5 lines. The first line is a general word, the second line consists of two adjectives, the third line includes 3 verbs, the fourth line is the main idea of your poem and the last line is a synonym of the general word. You may work in groups. All your cinquains will be different. Read aloud your cinquains when you are ready.

Pupils Cinquains:


Clever, famous

Argue, teach, encourage

Was a great philosopher



Brave, well-known

Live, dream, make

He explored various virtue



Smart, interesting

Study, think, believe

Learn to control wishes


  1. Conclusion

We have done a lot at our lesson. I’d like to thank you for good work at the lesson. I wish you good luck.

And now will your answer my questions, please?

How do you feel after the lesson?

What emotions do you feel?

Positive emotions:  I feel…..

The lesson is over. See you later. Good-bye!