Grade Level: 9th-10th.
- Quiz "A Glimpse of Britain" (журнал "Hello" N2, 1996, стр. 2, 17).
- Учебное пособие "Интернет в гуманитарном образовании" (под ред. Е.С.
Полат, Москва, Гуманитарный Издательский Центр "Владос", 2001).
- Text "A Scholar`s View on Nationality Stereotypes", Poem "The English"
(Английский язык. Учебник для 10-11 кл. шк. с углубл. изуч. англ. яз. В
2 ч. Ч. 1/В.В.Сафонова, И.П.Твердохдебова. М.: Просвещение, 1997,
Objectives: students will
- Develop their vocabulary in the areas: geography of Great Britain,
monarchy, popular sports, the Beatles, life of teenagers, nationality
- Do exercises focused on speaking, reading, writing.
- Recognize if nationality stereotypes give people a true vision of a
- Be able to write a quiz "A Glimpse of Russia".
Procedures: A. Dividing into groups of 3.
Group work "Say a few positive words about belonging to your group". To
start a quiz around Britain let`s remember the official names of the
country. The group which gives the last variant will begin answering the
A map of Great Britain.
Pictures of sightseeings of London.
The Beatles recordings.
Power Point Presentation "A Glimpse of Britain"(2 МБ).
Some English dictionaries containing definitions.
B. Having a quiz in the form of a Power Point Presentation.
Getting a question with 3 answers.
Discussion in groups.
Presenting an answer from a group with lots of details.
Watching a slide with a correct answer.
C. Adding to the quiz.
Each group answers the following: What interesting information would you
include into the quiz?
D. Discussing a portrait of an Englishman.
Read a poem "The English" and say what traits of the English character
are revealed by the author in this humorous poem. Is it a real portrait
of an Englishman?
E. Vocabulary work.
Giving definitions of a stereotype from different dictionaries.
F. Speaking about nationality stereotypes.
There is an experimental way of investigating stereotypes. It is to ask a
group of people what traits characterize this or that nation. Use a
list of words on the board and give 5 characteristics of the Russian
people (use your own adjectives if needed):
brave, intelligent, mathematical, extremely nationalistic, efficient,
musical, suspicious, aggressive, religious, lazy, tough, artistic,
industrious, tradition-loving, progressive, humourless
Compare your ideas with what can be found in the text "A Scholar`s View
on Nationality Stereotypes". Do you think that these nationality
stereotypes give people a true vision of our nation?
G. Brainstorming ideas.
What questions would you ask foreigners about Russia?
H. Making a project.
Each group makes up 3 interesting questions about Russia with 3 answers
and shares them with the class.
I. Giving homework.
Each student has to write interesting questions for a cultural quiz at
home. The most interesting ones will be collected for a class quiz.