Theme: Endangered Animals
Main aims: to improve listening and speaking skills
Subsidiary aims: to revise grammar, learning reading strategy
Teaching aids, materials, equipment: computer, projector, screen (interactive teacher’s place), O.Karpiuk “English 9”
|Timing||Procedure||Subsidiary aims||Aids||Interaction pattern|
|1 m||Greeting, setting aims||Getting ready for the lesson||Computer, projector||T|
|3 m||Warm up||Getting ready for the lesson||Computer, projector||T-Ps|
|3 m||Speaking Practice||Improving speaking skills||Computer, projector||T-Ps|
|5 m||Vocabulary Practice||Improving pronunciation skills, enriching vocabulary||Computer, projector, presentation||T-Ps|
|8 m||Listening Practice||Improving listening skills||Computer, projector, presentation||P1-P2-P3|
|3 m||Break||Having rest||Notes|
|5 m||Reading||Improving reading skills||Books||T-Ps|
|5 m||Listening Practice||Improving listening skills||Computer, projector, presentation||P1-P2-P3|
|5 m||Making Mind Map||Improving speaking skills||Computer, projector, presentation||T-P1-P2-P3|
|5 m||Grammar Practice||Learning and practicing the use of Passive Voice||Computer, projector, presentation||T-Ps P1-P2-P3-P4|
|2 m||Summing up||Making conclusions, grading, giving home task|
I. Getting ready for the lesson
1. Greeting, setting aims
Good morning, dear ladies and gentlemen. Take your seats and get ready for the lesson.
(Showing video of WWF commercial)
I suppose everyone agrees that we really share everything around us with other creatures.
Today we’re going on talking about nature and its protection. At the lesson we are to discuss several environmental problems of great importance; do listening tasks; learn new words on the topic; revise grammar topics.
2. Warm up
As usually let’s start the lesson with a warm up. Listen to it paying special attention to its rhythm and intonation.
(Pupils listen to a Jazz Chant and pronounce it).
That’s great. Thanks a lot.
II. Main part
We’ve begun our lesson with World Wild Fund’s commercial. Now you can see one more message:
“When the last tree is cut down and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, and then you will see that you cannot eat money.” Greenpeace message
What’s your point of view on environmental problems? Do you suppose them to be of great importance?
(Pupils share their opinions.)
So we can make a conclusion that nature can live without human beings but we can’t.
2. Vocabulary Practice (Slides 4-10)
Today we’re to learn some new words on the topic. Have a look at the screen. Let’s practice new vocabulary.
• Extinct. Repeat after me. It’s a plant or animal gone forever like a Tasmanian wolf or a dodo bird. There are no such species in the world nowadays.
• Natural habitat. Repeat after me. It’s a place where an animal or plat normally found, for example, a forest, a desert, a river.
• a herd Repeat after me. It’s a group of animals. You can see a herd of elephants and a herd of buffalos.
• Endangered species Repeat after me. They are groups of plants or animals that are in danger of becoming extinct. There’s special Red List of endangered animals which are illegal to hunt.
• A tusk. Repeat after me. In the picture you can see an elephant. It has got two tusks.
• A horn. Repeat after me. You can see a rhino. It has got one horn but a deer has got two horns.
We are going to practice these words. Your task is to fill in the gaps with new vocabulary.
• Learn about prehistoric and recently extinct species of animals, and some of their stories.
• Endangered species will survive with YOUR help!
• Herd refers to a social grouping of certain animals of the same species, either wild or domestic.
• Jungle is a natural habitat for lots of animals and plants.
• Goats, rhinos, deer, elks have got horns.
• Elephants are hunted for their tusks.
(Pupils do the task).
That’s great. Thanks.
Keep on working as hard as you can.
We are to listen to the text and answer some questions. The text is entitled “UK Wildlife SOS”. Here are the questions for you to answer.
• What is wildlife?
• What are habitats?
• How many species of plants and animals are there in the UK?
• How many of them have completely disappeared over the last 100 years?
• What is the main reason of the extinction?
(Pupils listen to the text and answer the questions).
UK Wildlife SOS
What is wildlife?
Wildlife means all the plants, animals and other living things found in the wild. These can be mammals such as squirrels, reptiles like the sand lizard, fish, insects, and tiny little animals that you can’t see easily.
What are habitats?
Habitats are the places where plants and animals live. They are all around us – on the land, in the water, in the city and in the countryside. Habitats can be large, like woodlands or farmlands, or small, like ponds and hedgerows. Some animals live in really tiny places, like the space between sand grains.
What is happening?
In the UK alone, there are about 37,000 different species of animals and 65,000 different species of plants. Sadly, though, over the last 100 years more than 170 plant and animal species have completely disappeared.
Today, about 15 % of all British wildlife is still at risk, especially animals such as the otter and the brown hare. Unless we do something to help, things will only get worse.
The main reason why some types of plants and animals are becoming endangered species is that their habitats are lost or have changed. Animals like moths, birds and bats have lost their homes as people have cut down the hedgerows they live in. Also, a lot of ponds are no longer suitable for the animals and plants to live in because they are polluted, or people have filled them in.
Good of you.
Are you tired? What about having a rest? Help me find animals and put them in their natural habitat.(Pupils stand up, go around the classroom, find names of animals and put them in their natural habitat).
(Pupils watch a video about tigers).
A Sad Reality
It’s our reality and it’s really quite sad. We can easily name some other animals which are facing extinction.
Open your books, page 114. You can see four pictures. Name these animals, please.
(Pupils name the animals).
All of them are endangered species.
On page 115 there are four texts. Your task is to find the pictures of animals described in them. Do you have to read the texts thoroughly? (No, you don’t). You are just to find the words “Panda, turtle, elephant and rhinoceros.
So, the first paragraph is picture 4, the second – picture 3, the third – picture 2 and the last one is picture 1.
Dear ladies and gentlemen, you can use this reading strategy if your task is to find a piece of exact information. For example, the question is “How many species of rhinoceros are there?” What are you looking for? (A number). Where are you looking for it? (In paragraph 1). Where do pandas live? (You are looking for a place in para 2).
We’re going on learning about endangered species. You are to listen to the text about pandas, elephants and rhinoceros. Look at the screen. The task is to find the missing information.
6. Making Mind Map
We have learnt a lot about endangered species. Help me to make a mind map of the causes that make them endangered.
(Pupils share their thoughts on the topic).
So the three main causes that make animals endangered are destruction of their habitat, pollution and hunting.
As all these problems are caused by humanity, we must do our best to solve them and help endangered species survive.
7. Grammar Practice
What about revising some grammar?
OK. Let’s go. We’re to remember the tense forms of Passive Voice. Look at the board. You know that sentences with a transitive verb as a predicate may be transformed into Passive. (the scheme)
We use passive when the doer of the action is unknown or this information is of no importance.
Main forms of Passive Voice are presented on the board.
(Few comments on the forms).
Let’s have some practice. Your task is to change Active Voice into Passive.
(Pupils do the task).
8. Summing up
So today we’ve done a lot: learnt new words, discussed the topic, listened to the texts, and revised grammar topics.
You’ve been working hard trying to do your best. Your grades are ... Thanks a lot.
Your home task for the next lesson is ex.3, 4 page 115.
The lesson is over. You may be free. See you on Thursday.