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Famous People of the World. William Shakespeare

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Педагогика и дидактика

T: Look at the blackboard. You can see a portrait of a famous man. Do you know who he is? P: He is W. Shakespeare. T: You are right. Today we will speak about one of the famous people of the world- William Shakespeare, his life and work, his role in English literature. I hope you’ll learn many interesting things about this poet.

Английский

2014-02-20

30 KB

4 чел.

Famous People of the World. William Shakespeare.

Compiled by

Elena Rublyova,

A teacher of English,

School 50,

Makeevka

Suggested level - A2 pre-intermediate

Objectives:

-to enrich students’ knowledge of English literature;

-to improve students’ reading, speaking, listening and writing skills;

-to develop students’ abilities of logical and cultural thinking, their guess and reaction;

-to arouse students’ interest in reading English literature;

-to expand students’ vocabulary;

Equipment: textbook, computer, presentation, a portrait of W. Shakespeare, box with cards


Procedure

I. Introduction

T: Look at the blackboard. You can see a portrait of a famous man. Do you know who he is?

P: He is W. Shakespeare.

T: You are right. Today we will speak about one of the famous people of the world- William Shakespeare, his life and work, his role in English literature. I hope you’ll learn many interesting things about this poet.

II. Warm Up

Eliciting

T: What things do you associate with the topic “W. Shakespeare”? Let’s make a “Mind-map”.

William Shakespeare ( English, folk-songs and ballads, “The Globe”, actor, grammar school, to look after horses, popular all over the world, Stratford-upon-Avon)

IV. Main Part

1. Listening.

T: Listen to the text and try to answer the questions.

William Shakespeare was born on the 23rd of April in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.

At the age of 6 he was sent to school. But he had to leave it at the age of 13 and never went to school again. His father who couldn’t even write was a glove-maker and William helped him in his trade. He was a rich man and gave his son a good education. William studied at a grammar school. He could read and translate Latin books. William was fond of English folk-songs and ballads. When William’s father became poor he was 21 and William went to London and became an actor. He began to work in the modern theatre “The Globe”. 14 years later he became a part owner of “The Globe” theatre in London. Shakespeare wrote 37 plays, 17 comedies, 10 historical plays and 7 books of poems. But only 18 of them were published in his life time. The best and the most popular Shakespeare’s works are “King Lear”, “ Romeo and Juliet”, “Twelfth Night”, “Hamlet”, “Othello”. Shakespeare spent last years of his life at Stratford, where he died, on the same date as his birthday, the 23rd of April 1616. He was buried in the church of Stratford. A monument was opened to the memory of the great playwright in the Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey.

2. Activity”True or False”.

T: Listen to the text again and say if the sentences are true or false.

1. William Shakespeare was born in 1954 in Stratford-upon-Avon.

2. At the age of 10 he was sent to school.

3. A few years later he went to Bath.

4. Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.

5. His most famous plays are four great tragedies-Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear.

6. He also wrote comedies.

7. He died in London in 1616.

3. Activity”Answer the Questions”.

T: Answer the questions.

1. When and where was Shakespeare born?

2. How old was William when he was sent to school?

3. What was his father?

4. What education did William’s father give him?

5. What was Shakespeare fond of?

6. What did William become when he was 21 and why?

7. What works did he write?

8. What best of Shakespeare’s works do you know?

9. Where was Shakespeare buried?

10. What was opened to the memory of the great playwright?

4. Activity”Correct the Following Statements”

1. Shakespeare was born on the 23rd of May 1564.

2. He was sent to school at the age of 8.

3. He left school at the age of 13.

4. His father wrote very well.

5. William’s father gave him a very good education.

6. He didn’t study at a grammar school.

7. He began to work in the theatre ‘The Globe”.

8. He wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.

9. Shakespeare died in London.

10. He died on the 23rd of May.


5. Activity”Numbers and Dates”

T: Do you know everything about this writer? Let’s play the game. I have a magic box. There are some cards with numbers and dates in it. In turn you should take cards out of this box and tell us what is connected with these numbers and dates.

1564- Shakespeare was born.

6-He was sent to school.

21-William went to London and became an actor.

37- Number of his plays.

1616- Shakespeare died.

6. Activity”Complete the Text”

T: Tell us about Shakespeare using the following plan:

  1.  The 23rd of April 1564
  2.  School
  3.  William’s father
  4.  William’s trip to London
  5.  Shakespeare’s works
  6.  William’s last years
  7.  The monument to the great playwright

V. Summing-Up. Home Assignment.

T: Thank you very much. You have worked well today. Let’s remember what we have done at the lesson today. Why do you think written hundreds of the years ago his works are very popular nowadays?

Imagine that you are in the Time Machine which carries you back into the 16th century. You have the opportunity to visit “The Globe” and to speak to W. Shakespeare. You must take an exclusive interview with him. It will be your home assignment for the next lesson.


 

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