Актуальность темы "Английский и Интернет" определяется современными требованиями к уровню общего развития выпускника средней школы, а именно необходимостью практического овладения новыми информационными технологиями и английским языком. Важным достоинством раздела является его интегративный характер, что с одной стороны реально способствует снижению нагрузки на учащихся и их оздоровлению, а с другой позволяет осуществить комплексный подход в обучении и воспитании личности. "Английский и Интернет" создает реальные возможности для применения учащимися полученных знаний и умений:
знакомство со специальными терминами;
понимание научно-популярных и технических тестов;
знакомство с основами компьютерной и Интернет технологий;
формирование навыков пользования ПК и Интернет.
Выбранные сочетания и соотношения используемых методов и приемов изложения учебного материала и характер самого материала развивают познавательный интерес учащихся, повышают мотивацию обучения. Уроки предусматривают сочетание общеклассных форм работы с групповыми и индивидуальными, самостоятельными, содержат специальные задания по организации деятельности учащихся на уроке и вне его. Перед учащимися ставятся исследовательские задачи в увлекательной форме. Остроумный характер учебных текстов развивает эстетические чувства и творческую фантазию30.11.01 рецензор - Прохорова Надежда Алексеевна, координатор сетевого методического объединения учителей английского языка
IS IT A CRAZE ?
If someone wants to create a modern variant of a popular song about Old McDonald, it would be something like that:
Old McDonald has a farm, E-I-E-I-O,
And on this farm he has some comps, E-I-E-I-O.
With a comp, comp here and a comp, comp there,
Here a comp, there a comp,
Everywhere a comp, comp.
Computer has become an important part of our life – one can admire it, one can call it "devil”, but no one can deny it.
What do you think of computers?
How do you your computer?
Do you play computer games?
Do you study with the help of computer?
Can you write computer programmes?
Read the following definitions, pay attention to the style and choice of words:
COMPUTER – a machine that stores information and can work out answers to sums very quickly.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMER- a person who prepares lists of rules that are put into a computer to make it give the right information or do the right work.
HARDWARE – the parts of your computer system that you can bump into – physical components such as hard disks, printers, modems, scanners, cards, keyboards, mice, and the Mac or PC itself.
SOFTWARE – file or files containing instructions that tell the computer what to do.
Read what teenagers think about computers. How do they use them?
Patric (Dublin, Ireland):
Don’t call it a craze. Ok, computer games are quite new. But now they are with us for ever. Kids are always going to play computer games.
I have a games computer, a Sega Magadrive. But now I usually play on my Mum’s computer. It’s a PC – "a personal computer”. The games are more complicated and interesting.
Look at this one – Helicopter Attack. First you plan your attack. The plan is a very important part of the game. You choose your missiles and lots of other things. You can go over the desert, the forest or the sea. You have radar. And listen to the sound effects – just like a real helicopter!”
Martin (Melbourne, Australia):
I really enjoy writing programmes. It sounds difficult. But even an eight-year-old can write a simple programme. One of my programmes can play chess. It can beat my Mum. She’s an excellent chess-player.
I sometimes write games. "Scramble” is my latest word game – a bit like a crossword puzzle. You get points for each letter. It’s simple – but it works.
Read again and express your own attitude to computers using the given passages as a model.
Give your own definition to the following:
Parents often dislike computer games. Have a conversation with a friend:
you are the parent, and your friend is a computer games fan.
Use these phrases:
Parent: waste of time/ bad for your eyes/ like a drug/ you can’t stop playing it/ boring/ the music is terrible/ you’re not doing your homework/ why not do something else for a change?
Daughter or son: exciting/ educational/ you learn about computers/ your reactions get faster/ important for you/ You want to be a computer programmer/
It’s OK as you haven’t got any homework.
TRANSLATE INTO ENGLISH
Чем старше человек, тем ему труднее преодолеть себя, тем труднее
научиться работать на компьютере. Наши родители считают:
компьютер осваивают только гении.
Помню, была реклама одной из компьютерных фирм, там, где котенок
превращался в монитор. И голос за кадром произносил: компьютер –
А ведь котенок был прав - это действительно очень просто.
IN YOUR OWN WORDS
Create a small poem defining a computer.
Useful notes –
Fugue is a poem which define in different ways one and the same
word that is the theme and is used many times.
a soft breeze
or a snowflake on my nose.
a shower of love.
soft, not too rough
White is a beautiful colour.
You can start like this:
is just a machine
that stores some information….
Or: Computer is my life and joy…
Write an essay to express your agreement or disagreement with :
playing a computer game is fun only when you win
playing computer games teaches us about life
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Many people think computers are too expensive and just a waste of money.
Do you know why they are so expensive?
Make up a list of your ideas.
Read the passage and find the answer to the given above question.
Mike Aghopian (California, USA):
I work for ICM, a computer company in California.
As you probably know, the chip is the brain of the computer, the most important part. Why does it have to be small? Well, there are two reasons.
Number one is convenience: we want nice, small, portable machines.
Number two is speed: in a small circut the electronic signals arrive faster,
simply because they travel a shorter distance.
Today's chips are very small indeed. But we design the electronic circuit on big pieces of paper. Then we make a big photographic negative – as big as a table. Finally we print this picture on a piece of silicon 250 times smaller than the negative. That's the secret of making chips!
We cut the pieces of silicon under a microscope. Then we test the chips. Only 30% work correctly, so we throw away about 70%. That's why they are expensive.
A modern chip can store more than 8 million characters – that's 4,000 pages of a book!
Read the text again and draw a flow-chat to show how chips are made. Use these phrases:
22734. sell the good one
22735. cut the silicon
22736. test the chips
22737. design on paper
22738. photographic negative
22739. throw away the bad ones
22740. print on silicon
Give the definition to the following:
Your parents are against buying a computer as it is very expensive.
Use at least 5 arguments to persuade them. Explain them that a good
computer can’t be cheap.
Underline the correct tense.
10.Chris and Helen are having/have a garden party on Sunday afternoon.
1. More and more people buy/are buying their own computers these days.
2. Sheila works/is working as a web designer for the local companies.
3. Computec holds/is holding a five-day seminar on computers for all its
4. Lauren doesn't leave/isn't leaving her house before 9 o'clock in the morning.
5. No wonder the phone bills are so high! You always talk/are always talking on the phone!
6. I don't teach/am not teaching in the evenings at present.
7. Do amphibians live/Are amphibians living both on land and in water?
8. I never go/am never going to that Internat cafe again! The speed of connection was horrible!
9. They prefer/are prefering to go to Internet centre in the morning when it is less crowded.
FOR FUN/COMPETITION TIME
Can you read and write perfect English? Sure? Then try to read and spell correctly the
ODE TO SPELLING CHECKER
Larry in Berkeley
I have a spelling checker
I disc covered four my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steakes aye can knot see.
Eye ran this poem threw it.
Your sure real glad two no.
Its very polished in its weight.
My checker tolled me sew.
A checker is a blessing.
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aids me when aye rime.
Each frays comes posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too be ajoule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.
Bee fore wee rote with checkers
Hour spelling was inn deck line,
Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
Wee are not maid too wine.
And now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
There are know faults in awl this peace,
Of nun eye am a wear.
To rite with care is quite a feet,
Of which won should be proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.
That's why eye brake in two averse
Cuz Eye dew want too please.
Sow glad eye yam that aye did bye
This soft wear four pea seas.
Almost every home, office or school has a computer of some kind these days. Many people feel that these machines are now an essential part of our lives, but how necessary are they?
What arguments can you suggest "for and against” using computers every time we are to do something.
Two "for and against” argumentative essays were mixed by a typist.
Devide this text in two parts, one is "for”, another is "against”:
One of the main avantages is the time that can be saved by using a computer. This especially beneficial in the workplace, where employees can do their work far faster than they could in the past. Many jobs have been lost due to the fact that computers can do a lot of tasks more efficiently than humans. This has led to high unemployment in many countries.
Computers can save a lot of storage space. Storing information on computer disks is one of the most efficient ways of keeping data. One computer disk can hold the same amount of information as several books.
Stored information can be found at the touch of a button, whereas searching for it manually takes much longer. We have become too dependent on computers. The time saved by using PC for repetitive tasks enables us to use our own time more creatively and productively.
Computers can actually cause health problems. Endless hours in front of a screen can cause eye strain and headaches. Our everyday lies are made easier – from going to the bank to doing the shopping.
Computers are a useful tool. They have changed our lives for the better and we should make them work to our advantage. It must be remembered that they are to serve us – not to replace us.
Imagine that you are at the conference "Computers in our lives”.
Prepare a speech on the topic using following:
I'd like to tell…
I'd like to speak about/of….
My report is devoted to the problem of….
In the first place…
In addition to this…
What is more…
To sum up…
All in all…
Your speech should include either "for” or "against” arguments.
Go to a computer laboratory. Type your speech using various prints and colours.