Книги в нашому житті

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Today we are going to talk about the role of books in the people’s life, and about people who write books. We want to listen to your opinions about reading, about your favourite books, and their authors. I hope you will be energetic and active.



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Предмет: англійська мова

Клас: 8

Тема. Книги в нашому житті

Мета: систематизувати й узагальнити знання учнів по темі «Книги в нашому житті», тренувати учнів у вживанні в мовленні тематичної лексики, вдосконалювати навички монологічного та діалогічного мовлення учнів, перевірити рівень вмінь і навичок у застосуванні вивченого на практиці, розвивати навички аудіюваня, розвивати пам'ять, логічне мислення в процесі виконання навчальних завдань,  розвивати усні комунікативні вміння, розширювати світогляд учнів, викликати інтерес до читання, виховувати інтерес до читання творів зарубіжної літератури.

Обладнання: комп’ютер, мультимедійний проектор, текст для аудіювання “At the Library”( програмний педагогічний засіб «Говоримо англійською. Розмовні теми для 5-12 класів»), завдання для контролю розуміння прослуханого тексту, відеофрагмент мультфільму, знятого на основі відомої дитячої книги, учнівські проекти “My Favourite Book”.

Level: pre-intermediate

Автор: Паньковець І.Л., вчитель англійської мови Сарненської ЗОШ II ст.- економіко-правового ліцею «Лідер» Рівненської обл.

За підручником Л.В. Калініної, І.В. Самойлюкевич  "English. Your English Self", 8 клас.



Good morning, pupils and guests! I’m glad to see you today.

Look around and you’ll easily guess the topic of the lesson. It is dedicated to books which are the sources of knowledge and information.

Today we are going to talk about the role of books in the people’s life, and about people who write books. We want to listen to your opinions about reading, about your favourite books, and their authors. I hope you will be energetic and active.

2. Warming-up

2.1. Matching

Do you like literature?

What writers do you know?

What is your favourite book?

Choose the name of the book and the author.

1. Tom Sawyer             a) J. Swift

2. Harry Potter  b) D. Defoe

3. The Jungle Book c) J. Rowling

4. Gullivers Travel d) J. London

5. Winnie-the-Pooh e) M. Twain

6. Robinson Crusoe f) R. Kipling

7. White Fang  g) A. Milne

Key: 1.e; 2.c; 3.f; 4.a; 5.g; 6.b; 7.d.

2.2.What sayings and proverbs about books do you know?

Possible answers:

Books are our best friends.

A good book is a source of wisdom.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

Wear the old coat and buy a new book.

Choose a book as you choose a friend.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

A room without books is a body without a soul.

The more you read, the more you know.

What is your attitude to books? I would like you to express it.

3. Oral Practice

Let’s listen to about the first books.

Pupil 1. The earliest books were written on tablets of wood. In Greece and Rome the tablets of wood were covered with wax, and writing was impressed upon them. These tablets were held together on one side with thin strips of leather or metal rings. In Assyria and Babylonia clay tablets were used for writing and the words were drawn with a piece of wood. After baking, the tablets were kept on shelves, just like books are kept today. The earliest books of the ancient world were written on papyrus and skins of young animals. The books were rolled from one cylinder to another.

Paper was invented in China in the 1st century. The secret of papermaking came to Europe much later.

Answer the questions:

What did people write on tablets of wood?

Where did people use clay tablets?

Where were the clay tablets kept?

Where can we see some tablets nowadays?

What did people use to write the earliest books?

Where and when was paper invented?

Let’s listen to about the first printed books.

Pupil 2. Printing went quickly over Europe and by the end of the 15th century there were more than 200 presses. The early printers were not only craftsmen, but also editors, publishers and booksellers. The first printing press in England was set up by William Caxton at Westminster in 1476. printed books soon reached a very high standard and craftsmen were rightfully proud of their work. Eventually there were more and more people in Europe who could read and they wanted more and more books. That led to opening more libraries.

4. Listening

4.1. Pre –listening activity.

Do you go to the libraries?

Why do we need libraries?

When did you go to the library for the last time?

You’ll listen to about libraries. Be very attentive. After listening you’ll have to do the task.

4.2. Listening

Listen to the text “At the Library”


We like reading. There are a lot of books in our country. But we can’t buy all the books which we like, that’s why we go to the library. Libraries are very important in the life of people.

It is the library. You can go there if you want to take out a book and read it at home or if you want to read the books at the library.

What is the library? It is a big, light room. There are many bookcases and bookshelves with a lot of books on them.

You can see novels, poems, plays, books on history, geography, and arts at the library. Adventure books are very popular. You can see a reading room on the right with many tables and chairs where you can read books, newspapers, and magazines. You can find millions of books by the greatest writers and poets well-known all over the world.

Pupils go to the library to read books, to look through some new magazines and to prepare for their reports. The librarian helps the pupils to find the books they need. Many teachers go to the school library, too. Sometimes the teachers prepare for the lessons at the school library.

I think it is difficult to live without libraries.

4.3. Post-listening activity

I. Choose the right variant

1. There are a lot of … in our country.

  1.  magazines
  2.  books
  3.  films

2. We go to the library …

  1.  because we can not buy all books which we need
  2.  to look through the magazines
  3.  to spend our free time

3. You can go to the library if you want

  1.  to take out a book
  2.  to buy a book
  3.  to meet your friends

4. The library is…

  1.  a big clean room
  2.  a small light room
  3.  a big light room

5. …. are very popular.

  1.  Historical novels
  2.  Adventure books
  3.  Fairy tales

6. You can see a reading room with…

  1.  many tables and chairs
  2.  3 tables and chairs
  3.  many computers

7. Pupils go to the library…

  1.  to spend their free time
  2.  to read books, to look through magazines
  3.  to watch films

8. Sometimes the teachers…at the school library.

  1.  prepare reports
  2.  spend their free time
  3.  prepare for the lessons

II. Find true and false statements

1. You can go to the library if you want to buy a book. (F)

2. Pupils go to the libraries to spend their free time. (F)

3. Adventure books are not very popular. (F)

4. Sometimes the teachers prepare for the lessons at the school library. (T)

5. Reading and Speaking

a. Read the dialogue “At the library”(ex. 4, p.197)

- I say, Steve, what kind of books do you prefer? Do you read science fiction or fantasy books?

- No, in fact I enjoy adventure books a lot more.

- Have you read Robinson Crusoe? What do you think about it?

- Oh, in my view it’s really an enjoyable reading.

- I’m with you on that. I’ve read it at a gulp, too.

- I borrowed another adventure book from the library. It is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is really good stuff. You are sure to like it.

- Thank you, but I’m reading a book of fairy-tales by Oscar Wilde and I love it.

- I don’t think that I like fairy-tales as much as you do. But tastes differ.

- Exactly.

Work in pairs. Make up your own dialogues and discuss the books you would like to read on holidays.

Let’s listen to your dialogues.

b. You like reading. When you were in your childhood you liked to read about Winnie-the- Pooh.

Who is the author of this book?

What do you know about Alan Alexander Milne?

Pupil. Alan Alexander Milne was born in London on January18, 1882. his father was the headmaster of a small school. His school was unusual too. Just imagine – 0ne of his teachers was Herbert Wells, a famous writer. His books produced an unforgettable impression on Alan. The teacher encouraged Alan to develop his literary talent. In 1905 Milne published his first stories. After his son’s birth, the author wrote a collection of stories for Christopher Robin. Some of them became very poplar. Alan Milne wrote 4 books about Winnie-the-Pooh.

Let’s watch a short video about Winnie-the Pooh.

What characters can you name? (Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl, Tigger, Kanga, Roo)

What is the book “Winnie-the Pooh” about?

6. Work in groups

Group #1. 

Match the words with their definitions

1. A library

2. A librarian

3. A reading room

4. A teenager’s romance

5. Grown-up books

a) is a place where you can read books and newspapers

b) is a story of love, adventure, mystery with happier events than  those of real life

c)is a person who works with books in the library

d) is a place where you can borrow books

e) are the books written for adults

Key: 1d, 2c, 3a, 4b, 5e.

Group #2. You have some information about   writers. Your task is to write down their names.

An English writer who was born in Ireland in 1667. His novel “The Gulliver’s Travel” is known all over the world (Jonathan Swift).

A famous English children’s writer. His first book appeared in 1865. It was a fairy-tale about a small girl and her adventures in wonderful land (Lewis Carroll).

An English writer, he was born in India. One of books was called “The Jungle Book” where the main hero is Mowgli. (Rudyard Kipling)

The main hero of his book is Robinson Crusoe. (Daniel Defoe)

A British writer. He was born in Scotland and created a famous character – the detective Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).

A modern English writer, she was born 1965, she wrote her first book at 5 or 6 years old, her first book about Harry Potter was published in 1997 (J. K. Rowling).

Group #3. 

Open the brackets

His favourite book Robinson Crusoe ....      ......(to write) by a famous writer Daniel Defoe. It ......      ........(to publish) in 1719. Its main character…. (to live) on an island after his ship sinks. They say the book….     .… (to base) on a true story. No wonder, it ….    ….. (to translate) into many languages.

7. Presentation of pupils’ projects “My Favourite Book”

You had to prepare your project about writers and their books. We hope that they are very interesting. Let’s start.

8. Summing-Up

Today we have got a lot of information about books and now we have to sum up. So, why do we need books? Express your ideas.

I hope you understand that without books our life will be empty and boring. Read good books and enjoy them.

9. Hometask

Your hometask will be to write a composition “Books in my life”.


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