1. Карта Соединённого королевства.
2. Эмблемы и флаги Англии, Шотландии, Уэльса, Северной Ирландии.
3. Названия пяти секторов под номерами.
4. Цифровое табло (5 экземпляров – по числу разделов).
5. Подставка для крепления названий разделов и цифровых табло.
6. Отпечатанные вопросы по пяти разделам.
7. Песочные часы (или гонг) для ограничения времени ответа.
8. Мантии-накидки и четырёхуголки для участников игры, отвечающих на вопросы.
В игре принимают участие 3 группы учеников: ведущие, которые предъявляю задания (вопросы); участники игры, отвечающие на эти вопросы; члены жюри, которые оглашают количество набранных баллов каждым участником игры.
Каждый ведущий имеет на своём столе название раздела с его номером и цифровое табло (они крепятся на специальных подставках), а также перечень вопросов по одному из пяти разделов:
I. General Information.
II. Geographical Position.
III. Places of Interest.
IV. Famous People.
V. Political System.
Участники игры знают названия пяти разделов, но не знают, естественно, какие вопросы включены в эти разделы. Право каждого участника – назвать раздел и номер вопроса. Ведущий названного раздела предъявляет задание и зачёркивает на табло номер выбранного вопроса. Если участник даёт правильный ответ, ему зачисляется балл (баллы). Выигрывает тот, кто наберёт большее количество баллов.
После трёх результативных ходов участник игры имеет право сам назначить «цену» своему ответу – увеличить её в два раза по сравнению с номером соответствующего раздела. Но при этом он должен помнить, что в случае неправильного ответа его очки «сгорают» в такое же количество раз.
1. General Information
1.What is the official name of Great Britain? ( The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
2.Where is the United Kingdom of Great Britain situated? ( On the British Isles)
3.What parts does the United Kingdom consist of? (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
4. What is the capital of Great Britain? (London)
5.What is the oldest part of London? ( The City )
6.What is the mostly working-class part of London? ( The East End)
7 What part of London is the symbol of wealth and culture? (The West End)
8. What is the official part of London? (Westmister)
9. What river is the British capital situated on?(On the Thames)
10. What is the capital of Scotland? (Edinburgh)
11. What is the capital of Wales? (Cardiff)
12. What is the capital of Northern Ireland? (Belfast)
13. What is the symbol of England? (The red rose)
14. What is the symbol of Scotland? (The thistle)
15. What is the symbol of Wales? (Cardiff)
16. What is the symbol of Northern Ireland? (The red hand and the shamrock)
17. What is the national costume of Scotland? (The kilt)
18. What is the national instrument of the Scots? (The bagpipe)
19. What is Edinburgh famous for? (For its music and Theatre festivals)
20. What is Wales called? (A ‘Land of Song’)
21. When do English people celebrate Christmas? (On the 25th of December)
22. What is the traditional Christmas meal in Britain? ( Roast turkey, Pudding)
23. When did the Romans land on the British Isles? ( 2000 years ago)
24. What tribes invaded Britain in the 5th century? (The Anglo-Saxons)
25. Who came to Britain from Denmark and Norway in the 9th century? ( the Vikings)
II. Geographical Position
1. Where do the British Isles lie? (To the West of the continent of Europe)
2. What is the western coast of the British Isles washed by? (By the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea)
3. What is the eastern coast of the British Isles washed by? (By the North Sea)
4. What channel lies between Britain and the continent of Europe? (The English channel)
5. What the largest islands of the British Isles? (Great Britain and Ireland)
6. What mountains are there in England? (The Pennine Chain)
7. What mountains are there in Scotland? (The Grampians)
8. What mountains are there in Wales? (The Cambrian Mountain)
9. What is the highest mountain peak in Wales? (Snowdon)
10. What is the highest mountain peak in Britain? (Ben Nevis)
11. What is the northern part of Scotland сalled? ( The Highlands)
12. What is the southern part of Scotland called? ( The Lowlands)
13. What is the longest river in Britain? ( The Severn)
14. Why do the British people often talk about the weather? ( It is changeable)
15. Where is it possible to see a lot of sheep and not many people? (In North Wales)
16. What is the most famous forest in England? ( Sherwood Forest)
17. Who lived in Sherwood Forest? ( According to the legends, Robin Hood and his Merry Men lived there)
18. Why is it never too hot or too cold in Britain? ( It is because of the sea)
19. What is the mind and damp climate of the British Isles good for? ( For agriculture: vegetable farming, sheep and cattle farming)
20. What is the worst thing about the climate of the British Isles? ( Frequent rain)
21. What is the best and driest season in Britain? (Spring)
22. What is Loch Ness famous for? ( For its legend about the monster)
23. What was built under the English Channel? ( The Channel Tunnel popularly known as the Channel)
24. Who is it possible to travel by water from one end of England to the other? ( Because many of the rivers are joined by canals)
25. What island does Scotland include? ( The Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Islands)
III. Places of Interest
1. Where did most of the English Kings and Queens have their coronation ceremonies? (In Westminster Abbey)
2. What is the London home of the Queen? (Buckingham Palace)
3. Where does the Prime Minister of Great Britain live? (At 10, Downing Street)
4. What is the official name of the parliament building? (Westminster Palace)
5. Where are famous people of Great Britain buried? (In Westminster Abbey)
6. What was the Tower of London in the past? (It was a fortress, a palace, prison)
7. What is the Tower of London now? (It is a museum)
8. What birds live in the Tower of London? (Ravens)
9. When was St. Paul’s Cathedral built? (In the late 17th and early 18th century)
10. What is Hyde Park famous’ for? (For it is Speakers Corner)
11. What is there in the center of Trafalgar Square? (Nelson Column)
12. What is Big Ben? (The bell of the clock on the Houses of Parliament)
13. What is Madame Tussaud’s famous for? (For it is wax figures of famous people)
14. What is Covent Garden in London? ( The name of the Royal Opera House)
15. What is Whitehall famous for? (For it is government offices)
16. What park is London Zoo in? (In Regent Park)
17. What is Piccadilly Circus famous for? (For its theatres and cinemas)
18. What does the Horse Guards mean? (The Queen’s cavalry)
19. What is Scotland Yard? (The name of the police force in London)
20. What is the hometown of William Shakespeare? (Stratford – upon Avon)
21. What is the town of Oxford famous for? (For its university)
22. How many colleges does Cambridge University consist of? (It consist of more than 30 collages)
23. What was the first passenger railway in England and in the world? (The Liverpool and Manchester Railway)
24. What is the name of the famous stadium in London? (Wembley Stadium)
25. What is Wimbledon associated with? (With lawn tennis)
IV. Famous People.
1. Who printed the 1st English book? (William Caxton)
2. What was Geoffrey Chaucer? ( the greatest English writer of the 14th century)
3. Who wrote the book called "Gulliver’s Travels”? ( Jonathan Swift)
4. Which famous English writer’s name is Charles? ( Dickens)
5. Who wrote "Treasure Island”? (Robert Louis Stevenson)
6. Who is known as the author of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream”? (W. Shakespeare)
7. Who wrote "Twelfth Night”? (W. Shakespeare)
8. What was Jerome’s best book that made him famous? ("Three men in a boat”)
9. Who is known as the author of "Robinson Crusoe”? (Daniel Defoe)
10. What kind of writer was Herbert George Wells? ( The write of science fiction)
11. Who wrote "The invisible man”? (Herbert George Wells)
12. Who is the creator of the characters of Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes? (Arthur Conan Doyle)
13. Who wrote adventure stories about James Bond? (Ian Fleming)
14. How many detective stories did Agatha Christie write? (75)
15. Who was the father of the historical novel in the world literature? (Walter Scott)
16. Where was Charlie Chaplin born? (in London)
17. Who played the role of Scarlett in the screen version of "Gone with the wind”? (Vivien Leigh, a British actress)
18. What were the Beatles? ( Pop singers and composers)
19. Who led the parliamentary army during the Civil War in England? (Oliver Cromwell)
20. Who defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar? (Admiral Nelson)
21. Who was the architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral? ( Christopher Wren)
22. Who discovered penicillin? ( Alexander Fleming)
23. Whose portrait did Reynolds paint? ( Portraits of the most famous people of his time)
24. What was John Constable famous for? ( For his landscapes)
25. How was the last Russian Tsar’s family related to the British Royal Family? (Alexandra, wife of the last Russian Tsar, was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria)
V. Political System.
1. What kind of state is Great Britain? (A parliamentary monarchy)
2. What is the head of the state of Great Britain? (The Queen)
3. When did Princess Elizabeth come to the throne? (In 1952)
4. Where did the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II take place? (In Westminster Abbey)
5. Where are laws made in Grate Britain? (In Westminster Palace)
6. What are the Houses of the British Parliament? (The House of Lords and the House of Commons)
7. How many members are there in the House of Lords? (More than 1,000 members)
8. How many members are there in the House of Commons? (650 members)
9. Which House of the British Parliament is elected by the people? (the House of Commons)
10. What period are the members of the House of Commons elected for? (For 5 years)
11. Who is the chairperson of the House of Lords? (the Lord Chancellor)
12. Who is the chairperson of the House of Commons? (The Speaker)
13. Why does the Lord Chancellor sit on a special seat called the Woolsack? (Wool made England rich)
14. How is the Speaker elected? (He/ She is elected by all the members of the House of Commons)
15. Who may put a bill before Parliament? (Any members of Parliament)
16. To whom are the speechers addressed in the House of Commons? (To the Speaker)
17. What is the form of address to the Speaker? («Mr. Speaker» or «madam Speaker»)
18. When do members of each House meet in session? (At the and of October)
19. How long does session last? (For about 160 days a year)
20. When does a bill become an Act of Parliament? (After the Queen’s signature)
21. What are the two main political parties in Great Britain? (The Conservative Party and the Labour Party)
22. Which party is the government of the country formed by? (By the party which has the majority in the House of Commons)
23. Which party is the ruling one in Great Britain nowadays? (The Labour Party)
24. Who heads the government of Great Britain? (The Prime Minister)
25. Who is the Prime Minister of Great Britain at present? (Tony Blair)