The theme of the lesson: London

The theme of the lesson:     London

The aim of the lesson:

  1. Educational: To give main information about London, its history, transport

                             and sights.

  1. Development: To improve pupils’ skills in monologue, skills of listening

comprehension and skills in reading;

To develop pupils’ love and pride to their capital.

III.  Bringing up:  To teach pupils to love their Motherland and respect the culture

and traditions of other countries.

Visuals:  Slide show

Type of lesson: Combined and Revision lesson.

 Procedure of the lesson:

Organization moment:

  1. a) greeting the class and the guests.
  2. b) introduction of the lesson’s theme.

Today we’ll continue speaking about London, its history, transport  and sights. You know this year we’ll celebrate twenty years of  independence of our republic. So we’ll spoke about our country Astana too.   Do you remember in 8th form we spoke enough about London and Astana. Let’s see. But first of all warm up.

warm up:

British Museum   Oxford Street  Tower of  London   Natural History Museum     London Bridge    Khan Shatyry   Akh Orda   Central Concert Hall   Big-Ben  Baiterek   Hyde Park   London Eye

Divide these names of places of interest into two groups: group 1 — the words used with an article “the”, group 2 — the words used without an article “the”.


British Museum



Oxford  Street


Now let’s remember what we know about London and Astana.

  1. Answer the questions.         
  2. Where is London situated?
  3. What is the territory of London?
  4. How many people live in London?
  5. How many parts are there in London?
  6. What is the oldest part of London?
  7. What is the poorest part of London?
  8. What place is the official home of the Queen?
  9. What was the first name of London?
  10. In what part of London do rich people live?
  11. What’s the capital of Kazakhstan?
  12. Where is Astana situated?
  13. When was Astana founded?
  14. What is the symbol of Astana?
  15. What was called Astana until 1998?
  16. What is the population of Astana?


  1. Now you should match the text and the picture.

Text 1.

It is the place where British kings and queens live. Important visitors often go to this place to meet the Royal family.

Text 2.

It is more than nine hundred years old. It is one of the most famous and  beautiful churches in London. This church has two tall towers. In 1952 Queen Elizabeth was crowned there.

Text 3.

It is one of the most famous clocks in the world.  Its tower is the symbol of  London and Britain.

Text 4.

It is the largest and richest museum in the world. It was founded in 1753. It has mountains of  books.

           1                             2                                 3                            4         



  1. Several lessons ago I asked you to find out some information  about the  following sights of Astana. Your task was to prepare short monologues about these sights. Let’s listen to some of you.


Baiterek                                                    The Concert Hall


Khan Shatyry                                               Akh Orda

  1. Now, tell about our capital using these expressions

to be situated

to be famous for

to attract

to impress

to like

  1. Match the sentences.

1.  The houses of  Parliament is

2.  Baiterek

3.  Big-Ben is

4.  Buckingham Palace

5.  Astana is

6.  Duman Entertainment centre


7. The tower of  London

8. Akh Orda



a) the second coldest capital in the world.

b) a big aquarium with over 2000 sea animals.

c) the building which British Parliament sits.

d) is a Tower, Astana’s most famous landmark.

e) one of the famous clocks in the world,

symbol of  London.

f) is the official residence of the Queen.

g) is the official workplace of the President of


h) is a very old building, now it is a museum.



Today we’ll continue to speak about London. At first let’s introduce with the new

words:                          double-decker bus – екі қабатты автовус

single-decker bus- бір қабатты автовус

queue —  кезек

                                     coach —    автобус

plague —  оба

crooked – қисық

straight-  тура

spread-  таралу

  1. Listening comprehension.

   Now you’ll listen to the text about  “The Great Fire of  London”  Listen to attentively. After that you’ll do some tasks.

6.1. If the given statements are true or false.


1.  In August 1665 London caught a fire.

2.  The fire started in a house in London Bridge.

3.  The streets were wide and straight.

4.  The fire spread slowly.

5.  The fire burned from August 2nd to September 6th.

6.  It destroyed 80% of wooden houses.

7.  75,000 Londoners died on fire.

8.  New wooden houses were made.

9.  The Monument to the Great Fire of London was erected.



6.2. Well, and now answer the questions about the text! 

  1. Why did the fire spread quickly?
  2. Where did the fire start?
  3. Why wasn’t there another fire after 1666?
  4. What happened after the fire?

6.3.  The following task for you: What are the following numbers refer to?







  1. Reading the text.

If it has two floors it’s called a double-decker and you can get a good view from the top level. If it has only one floor it’s called a single-decker.

Buses have a two person crew it’s a driver who drives, of course, and the conductor (or conductress if  it’s a woman) who takes your money. Keep your ticket as the inspector might want to check it. You catch a bus waiting at a bus stop.

For longer distances take a long distance bus called a coach which is slower but cheaper. A  double-decker bus has an upstairs (top) and downstairs (inside).


single-decker                      a double-decker                               a coach

The use of the word “inside” for the lower deck dates from the early days when the top deck was open, so that only passengers on the lower deck were inside. People queue for buses in Britain.

But you shouldn’t jump the queue: people don’t like it. 

   Only a limited number is allowed to stand inside.

And no one may stand on top. Smoking in allowed on top but you cannot smoke


7.1. What is the difrence between ….

  1. conductor and conductress,
  2. inspector and bus driver,
  3. single-decker and double-decker,
  4. bus and coach.

7.2. Complete the dialogue.

The UK     London        a double-decker bus        the top level

-Would you like to travel by ………?

— Yes, I think you can see a lot from …….. of it.

— Can you travel by double-deckers only in …….?

— Red double-decker buses are a typical picture in London but two-level buses run in many towns of…… .

  1. Decide which is correct: a, b, or c.
  2. How many parts is London divided into?

a)two parts;    b)four parts;    c)three parts

  1. А bus with two floors?

a)double-decker    b)a single-decker      c)a coach

  1. What place is the official home of the Queen?

a)the Tower;      b)Buckingham Palace;     c)St. Paul’s Cathedral

  1. What is the capital of England?
  2. a) Astana b) London       c) Cardiff         d) Belfast
  3. How many people live in London?
  4. a) 8 million b) 6 million       c) a million        d) 4 million
  5. What is the heart of London?
  6. a) the City b) Westminster      c) the West End      d) the East End


  1. Marks and home task: Thank you very much. You have worked well today.

Your homework will be:   ex.12.

To compare the system of public transport in London and Astana.





  1. Conclusion: It’s a proverb: East or West, Home is best.

How do you understand the meaning of this proverb? You may give its meaning in Kazakh and Russian language you like.

There is no place like our Motherland. We are proud of our country believe in its future