The theme of the lesson: Sending cards

The theme of the lesson:  Sending cards

Grade: 11

Date: The 29th of October

The aims of the lesson:

Educational: to introduce pupils knowledge with Valentine’s Day, to encourage

students dialogue and to express their opinions, to enrich students


Developing: to develop pupils speaking habits and self working skills

Bringing-up: to educate pupils respect  their friends,relatives and care for their


Inter-subject connection: Kazakh, Russian, History

The type of the lesson:  demonstrative,computer-based, integrative

Methods of teaching: explanation, demonstration, presentation

The equipment of the lesson: A) Visual aids: diagrams on the tasks, pictures posters

  1. B) Technical means: computers, note- books, interactive

board, Valentine cards


The plan of the lesson:

  1. Organization moment
  2. The golden rules
  • Brainstorming

ІҮ. Checking the home task

Ү. Presentation. New theme ”Sending cards”

ҮІ. Vocabulary

ҮІІ. Listening comprehension. Text ”How did Valentine become popular in America?”

ҮІІІ. Activities

ІХ. Work  with book. Creative works

Х. Conclusion. Check yourself

ХІ. Evaluation

ХІІ. Home- work

The procedure of the lesson.

  1. Organization moment.

T: Good morning, boys and girls!

P: Good morning , teacher!

T: How are you?

P: We are fine, thank you! And you?

T: I am OK. Thank you!  Sit down, please!

Checking up absentees.

  1. Teacher: At the beginning of the lesson I want to ask your attention to these rules, you should follow them.

The golden rules:

  • Be active
  • Be attentive
  • Be emotional
  • Don’t interrupt each other
  • Don’t say “I don’t”

— First think then speak

Pupils, today you are estimate your works by yourself (cards)

  1. Checking home-task.

To write a card for your friends


ІІІ. Brainstorming:      Do this task: Semantic map

1I wish I was young again
2I wish you were not so far away+
3If only I had known you had a brother
4We wish you hadn’t had that accident
5I wish I could be with you on your special day+
6I wish it were summer now+
7Nina wishes she hadn’t bought Dick a motorbike
8My colleagues wish I was not quitting my job+
9Kids wish time passed quickly   +
10How I wish it were summer now!+
11Doug wishes he hadn’t hurt Ann’s feelings


Teacher: Write the letters in order: Sending cards!

So, boys and girls! What about our lesson? Yes, our lesson is about sending cards. Open your copy – book and write down today’s day and date. The theme of our lesson            “Sending cards”


  • Introduction of the new words:

Survived –артық өмір сүру

Variety- әр түрлілік, көптік

Ranging- тұру,


Kneecap- тобық

To cheer-қуану, риза болу

Flourished-гүлдену, сәтті болу

Commercialization –сауда, саудалық



V Text.  “How did Valentine become popular in America?”

People celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending cards or gifts to the family or close friends, sweethearts.

The tradition which has survived the longest is the sending of cards or poems to the valentine. British and French valentine poems date to the 1400s and the writing of Valentines became an art, particularly in the 1800s in Great Britain. A great variety of materials were used to make valentines, including  artificial flowers, feathers, velvet, silk lace, shells, dried flowers, grasses, net, and even tiny mirrors.

Around 1840 Valentines also became popular in America, and by 1857 over 3 million Valentines sold, their price ranging from 3 cents to 30 dollars each.

In history of making Valentine Esther A.Howland of Worcester has a prominent place. In 1848 as a young woman Esther had to stay home because of a broken kneecap. To cheer her up father’s colleague sent her a Valentine card made in England. She liked the card very much and decided to make some of her own. Some samples of her work were taken by her brothers during their business trip through New England States. When they returned they had 5 thousand  dollars worth of business of making Valentine cards flourished .

The mass production of Valentine began in the 1890s. The commercialization of St.Valentine’s Day has continued in this century.


  1. Activities

Exercise 8

Answer the questions

What materials were used to make Valentine cards?

How did St.Valentine’s Day affect Esther’s life?




Exercise 9

Are these sentences True or False?

a)All the Valentine cards were made of paper

  1. b) Valentines have never cost more than 10 $
  2. c) Esther went to England to study Valentine making
  3. d) Business associate of Esther’s father played an important role in her future career
  4. e) Esther’s brothers went to New England states to show people samples of her work.


Exercise 10.

Put the following sentences in the order they appear in the text.

  1. Esther’s business became successful.
  2. People wrote special poems to their Valentine.
  3. Different materials were used to make Valentines
  4. Esther broke her kneecap.
  5. Esther was sent a Valentine made in England
  6. Esther cards were taken to other parts of America.


Vocubalary work.

Exercise 11.

Find in the text the words, which fit the following definitions.


  1. noticeable, standing out……..
  2. the part of the leg…..
  3. to vary between limits…..
  4. language in the form of poetry……
  5. different sorts……
  6. to be very successful in business
  7. to continue o live …..
  8. making a matter of profit……


Exercise 12. Dictation and questions

Ask your teacher questions about the gaps in the following text. Write in the answers the teacher gives you to complete the story.

One hot summer day, on the porch of his house Hodja Nassredin was …..(what). What was he doing?

In his dreams he saw a ……(who)

He promised to give him ……(What)

When he placed them in ……(Where), Hodja started to……(what).

There were ……(what) in …….(where)

Hodja was furious and said ………(what)

Just then he ……..(what)?

He immediately looked at ……(what) and saw ……(what) in it.

He then quickly ……(what) stretched …….(what) and said “……….”(what).

Conclusion .

  1. Giving the home- task:
  2. To write a Valentine card
  3. To make a report about Valentine day
  4. Retell the text
  5. Evaluation: All of you have worked very hard, very actively . Lets counted your scores