Great Britain and Kazakhstan

Class: 8

Theme: Great Britain and Kazakhstan


  1. Educational: To consolidate and generalize knowledge of students on the Unit “Geography”; to enrich students knowledge in all spheres of country study; to widen their vocabulary through doing different tasks; to help to analyze the differences between two countries and their capitals.
  2. Developmental: To develop student’s skills in oral speech; to and develop student’s writing, reading and speaking abilities through giving several tasks; to improve their mental and critical thinking.
  3. Cultural: To bring up patriots of their Motherland; to chance their respect for people of different nationalities; to improve their pride of their native, country; to bring up students to respect and love foreign language.

Type:                              revision of the previous materials; combination lesson

Method:                      logical meaning model, game “Bingo”, “Who is the

                                         faster?”, Bloom taxonomy, Venn diagram

Visual aids:             a text, maps, flags, symbols, cards, different tasks on

                                        the sheets, pictures of sightseeing of GB, words, booklets

Intersubject connection:       Kazakh, Russian, Geography, History

The procedure of the lesson:

  1. Organization moment:
    1. Greeting:

— Good afternoon, dear children!

— How are you?

  1. Marking:
    • Who is on duty today?
    • Who is absent today?
    • What is the date today?
    • What day is it today?
    • What was your home task?
    • Thank you. Sit down.
  2. Presentation of the aims of the lesson:
    • Today we will revise all the materials based on the Unit

     “Geography” and all the geographical theme based on  

     country study of studying language and other countries of

     the world, their capitals, situation, national and state 

    symbols, local sights of GB   

    • Let’s begin our lesson with a phonetic drill. Listen to a poem attentively, then you must repeat reading and translate it:

“The beauty of the world”

I used to see stars at night.

I used to see hear the birds.

I used to see feel the warmth of the sun.

I used to see smell the springtime flowers.

And sing so happily.

I used to see sing a song about

The beauty of the world.

    • To revise all the words, word combinations and the structures in studying countries, planets.
    • In order to check the student’s knowledge in general position I’ll give them a chance to play the game “Bingo”. They should drop the cube out on the Bingo sheet and answer the questions below:
    • What is the name of the planet we live on?
    • What will you be able to see if you look at the Earth from the space?
  • Oceans:
    • How many oceans are there on our planet?
    • What separate the continents from each other?
  • Continents:
    • How many continents on the Earth?
    • What continent China in?
  • Capitals:
    • How many and how does it called the main cities in each country?
    • Name the capitals of the UK of GB.
  • Countries:
    • How many countries can you name from the South America?
    • How many countries in the world?
  • Lakes:
    • The largest lake in the Eurasian Continent.
    • The main lake in Congo Republic, Africa.
  • Rivers:
    • How many large rivers do you know in Central Asia?
    • The largest river in the world.
  • Seas:
    • Can you name the European Seas?
    • Name the colored seas in the world.
  • Countries:
    • What is the largest country in the world?
    • Name the smallest country in the world.
  1. WARM UP:

“Find the country”

              —  Students should find the countries:

Rebritigatn – Great Britain

Mearcai – America

Nadaca – Canada

Donlon – London

Acifra – Africa

Lyatl – Italy

Auaisatrl – Australia

Anihc — China


task 1

Association “Describe”

Great Britain


Students should think which words describe the country (a flag, a symbol, a head and a map).

Great Britain


Countries:                           England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Area:                                                244.000 sq. km.

Capital:                                                          London

Cities:                                          London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol

Population:                                              58 mln people

Nationalities:                                    English, Welsh

Languages:                                       English, Welsh, Gaelic

Currency:                                                  ₤ Pound

Flag:                             It combines 3 crosses stand for the patron saints

                                      of old England, Scotland and Ireland.

                                      It symbolizes the union of these countries and

                                      is called the Union Jack.

Anthem:                                         “God save the Queen!”

Political system:                               Parliamentary monarchy




              Capital:                                       Astana

              Currency:                                    tenge

              Cities:                                         Almaty, Chimkent, Karaganda

              Languages:                                Kazakh, Russian

              Population:                                about 16 mln people

              Nationalities:                             more than 100

              Area:                                          2753000

              Flag:                                          an eagle under the sun in the blue sky

              Anthem:                                     “My Kazakhstan”


task 2 “Research”

  • Students should read about the capitals in the texts they are given.
  • They should translate them.


task 3 “Imagine”

  • What is the seat of the British Government?

(Houses of Parliament)

  • It is one of the most famous clocks in the world.

(Big Ben)

  • It was a fortress and a royal palace. Later it was a prison, and now it is a museum.

(Tower of London)

  • Building was rebuilt by Christopher Wren. It has a famous Whispering Gallery.

(St. Paul’s Cathedral)

  • It is a place which has a monument to Admiral Nelson.

 (Trafalgar Square)

  • It is a royal church. English kings and queens usually get married here.


  • It is a place where all the masterpieces are kept together.

(National Gallery)

  • An old university.

(Oxford University)

task 4 “Use”

  • Complete the sentences:

Students should complete the sentences using the text, then play the game.

  • Write down the word-combinations:

Big                                                   Palace

Trafalgar                                        Abbey

Tower                                              Parliament

Buckingham                                   Ben

Westminster                                    Square

The Houses of                                London

St. Paul’s                                        Cathedral

task 5 “Compare”

Students should compare the both capitals using Venn diagram.


          LONDON                              Both                                 ASTANA


Students should evaluate themselves and each other on the sheets of evaluate.