Урок "Schools in Great Britain" 6 клас

Автор:  Софієнко Олена Вадимівна, учитель англійської мови Херсонської загальноосвітньої школи І-ІІІ ступенів №1 Херсонської міської ради

Schools in Great Britain

Objectives: to develop pupils’ listening skills; to revise and enrich pupils’ vocabulary on the topic; to practice pupils’ pair and group work; to improve pupils’ speaking skills; to stimulate pupils’ creative thinking and imagination; to foster pupils’ desire to speak English.

Equipment: activity book “Window on Britain”, cards with tasks, computer, multimedia projector, DVD “Window on Britain”.


I. Introduction

 T: Good morning, pupils! I am glad to see you today! I hope you are well and you are ready for our lesson.

II. Warming up.

Pupils sing jazz chants “Checklist”

Are the lights on?

Yes, they are.

Is the blackboard clean?

Yes, it is.

Is there chalk on the blackboard?

Yes, there is.

Are the students here?

Yes, they are.

Is the teacher here?

Yes, she is.

Is it time to begin?

Yes, it is.

III. Main part

Watching the video “Schools”

A. Pre-watching tasks

T: Do you know anything about schools in Britain? Try the quiz (see card 1) and at the end of the lesson we’ll check your answers.


Tick the correct information

a)      Most children start primary school at the age of 7.

b)      About 20% of 18-year-olds go to university.

c)      At most schools students wear a uniform.

d)     There are about 22 students in a secondary school class.

e)      Students begin learning a foreign language at 15.

f)       All students have music lessons.

g)      Most parents in Britain pay for their children’s education.

Key: b, c, d

T: Now let’s do one more task.

Put the words below into the correct columns. One word doesn't go. Which one?

SUBJECTS               TYPES OF SCHOOL              SPORT                                  

Science, state, secondary, badminton, boarding, football, independent, uniform, history,  primary, rugby, religion, geography, literature, netball

Key: uniform

B. While-watching task

T: Now we’ll watch sequence 1. While watching the video try to complete the table with given words and numbers. (see card 2)


Complete the table with words and numbers:

training, 70, university, 17, 5, 20, secondary, primary, certificate, advanced, 16

…-11              100% of students go to … school.

11-…              100% of students go to … school.

                       At 16, in England, they take GCSE exams (General … of Secondary    Education).

…-18              …% of students continue at school. At 18 they take “A” levels (… level  examinations).

18+                 20% of 18-year-olds go to …

                       Another …% of 18-year-olds go on to other kinds of education and …

Key: 5, primary, 16, secondary, certificate, 17, 70, advanced, university, 20, training

T: Now watch the sequence once again and check your answers. (pupils read, check and discuss their answers)

T: Before you watch the second video answer my questions, please.

What subjects do you have this year? What are your favourite subjects? Why?

Do the pupils in Britain have the same subjects? (pupils answers)

T: Now you will work in pairs. Look at the pictures (Appendix 1.) and match subjects with pictures (card 3).


1.      French

2.      Design and Technology

3.      Food Technology

4.      Maths

5.      Information Technology

6.      Art

7.      Science

T: Watch the sequence 2. Put the subjects in the order you see them in the video (see card 4)


q  Design and Technology

q  Food Technology

q  Maths

q  French

q  Information Technology

q  Art

q  Science

T: Watch again and check you answers. (pupils read, check and discuss their answers)

T: What do you usually do after school? Do you go to the sports club? What are your favourite activities after lessons? (pupils’ anrwers)

Now we’ll watch sequence 3 and you know about favourite activities of British chidren.

Watch the video WITHOUT sound and tick the activities you see. (see card 5)


Watch the video WITHOUT sound and tick the activities you see.

q  Hockey          

q  Badminton

q  Netball

q   Cooking

q  Football         

q  Athletics

q  Rugby            

q  Music

q  Chess             

q  Lunch

Key: Badminton, netball, football, music, lunch

T: Watch again with sound and  choose the correct answer (see card 6)


Choose the correct answer

1. Students have a break of an hour\half an hour for lunch.

2. Most\Some students bring sandwiches for lunch.

3. School finishes at four\five o’clock.

4. Students also play rugby\chess.

Key: an hour, some, four, rugby

T: Now let’s watch sequence 4 and put the correct information in each column.( see card 7)


A) 92 % of British schools

B) 8% of British schools

C) Some of these are boarding schools

D) The government pays for these.

E) The parents pay for these.

F) Eton is one of these

State Schools

Independent Schools


Key: State Schools: a, d

Independent Schools: b, c, e, f

T: Watch the sequence and check your answer. (pupils’ answers)

T: What do you think of your school? What do you like and dislike about school?(pupils’ answers) In the next sequence you’ll see what the British children think about their schools. Watch the sequence 5 and say who you agree with and why.

T: Now it’s time to check your answers in the first quiz (see card 1). (pupils read, check and discuss their answers)

C. After-watching task

Work in groups. Each group makes sentences that everyone in the group agrees with.

For example: Maths is useful. We don’t like homework.

The group with the most sentences is the winner.

IV. Home assignment.

Your home task for the next lesson is to write a letter about your school.

V. Summing-up.

What did we do at the lesson? What did you like the most?