Конспект урока

Педагогика и дидактика

And now you can read the key -word. Its the topic of our today lesson. Lets begin our discussion with the song. You know, friends, that there are so many different songs about money. Id like you to listen to one of the most famous ones sung by legendary group ABBA. Youve heard it already. But while listening fill in the gaps with the necessary words from the list below.



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Урок - дискусія:





  1.  Developing integrated skills;
  2.  Practicing speaking;
  3.  Teaching discussion;
  4.  Developing critical thinking;
  5.  Practicing active vocabulary.

Equipment: role cards, spider -gram, personality quiz, tape -script of the song, texts.



T: Good morning, students. I like watching your smiling faces and I hope your spirit is high enough to make our work today successful. To begin with I suggest you to give answers to the following questions and you 'II get a key -word.


  1.  A place where you can buy different things: goods, food, etc. (market).
    1.  A piece of metal used as money (coin).
    2.  Paper money (banknote).
    3.  A person who sells something (seller).
    4.  Someone who buys something (buyer).

T: And now you can read the key -word. It's the topic of our today lesson.Let's begin our discussion with the song. You know, friends, that there are so many different songs about money. I'd like you to listen to one of the most famous ones sung by legendary group "ABBA". You've heard it already. But while listening fill in the gaps with the necessary words from the list below.

The song "Money" (see appendix 1)


Teacher: As you know, money is the thing, which connects many sides of life such as sports, occupations, hobbies, family life and so on. Today you have a chance to express your own thoughts about it.

To begin with, let's think about the following things:



(make a spider- gram and complete it)

Money means:

-Having fun and carefree life.

-Chances of getting a better job.

-Success in life.

-Higher standards of living.

-Moving to another place.


-Better conditions of life.

-A good education.

-A good rest.

- More opportunities.


  1.  T: And now we are going to listen to short reports from the history of money. They have been prepared by the students of your form.

(reports; see appendix 2)

  1.  T: Do you know the currency of the other countries? Match the country from the column A with the corresponding currency from the column B.

(see appendix 3)

  1.  T: You know that there are so many proverbs and sayings to do with money. Having the parts of them make up proverbs, translate them.

(see appendix 4)

4. T: Let's look at these two proverbs that are absolutely different in their meaning but at the same time both of them are true.

Look at these pictures, try to illustrate the proverbs.

(possible answers; see appendix 5)


T: We agreed that money means a lot in the life of people. Let's discuss the following questions:

  1.  What do sensible people do with the money?

(ideas: see appendix 6 )

  1.  What do foolish people do with their money?

(ideas: see appendix 7 )

  1.  Are you sensible or foolish with your money?

(ideas: see appendix 8 )

PAIR WORK (making dialogues)

T: Life often put us into different, sometimes strange situations. Now we'll see how you would act in them. Make up short dialogues on one of the given situations and act them out.

(see situations; appendix 9).


T: And now it's high time to do the psychological test. Decide what is closer for you:

  1.  Money is the most important thing in your life.
    1.  Money isn't the most important thing in your life.

For those who have chosen the first statement the result of decision is:

Money is the most important thing in your life and your motto is:" Money makes the world go round". It's your right to think so but I hope you won't forget of such things as love and friendship which are very important too.

Those who have different opinion the result is:

Money isn't the most important thing in your life.Your idea’s that money helps us to live but it's not life itself.


T: Nevertheless I want to tell you that money is good servant but a bad master and I wish money never to be your master.


Write a short composition choosing as a topic one of the money sayings discussed today.

Appendix 1


I work all night, I work all day penny,

To pay the I have to pay

Ain't it sad?

And still there never seems

To be a single left for me

That's too bad

In my I have a plan

If I got a man

I wouldn't have to at all

I'd and have a ball


Money, money, money

Must be funny

In the rich man's world


All the things I could do

If I had a little money

It's a rich man's world

A man like that is hard to but

I can't get him off my

Ain't it sad?

And if he happens to be free

I he wouldn't fancy me

That's too bad

So I must leave, I'll have to go

To  or Monaco

And in a game

My life will never be the same.

Key words: Win a fortune, bills, Las Vegas, bet, dreams, find, wealthy, fool around, work.

Appendix 2

Pupil 1 Look at the map. It's Russia, the biggest country in the world. In Russia fur was used as money and tax collection. It was called "soft gold". Tax is the money you must pay to government according to your income.

Pupil 2 In some parts of Africa people used sea shells as money. They put them on their waist, so everybody could see how rich they were.

Pupil 3 In Ireland in 15-th century people used dry fish instead of money.

1 fish - for horse shoe

3 fish - for a pair of shoes

100 fish - for barrel of wine.

Pupil 4 Look at this beautiful country. It's Italy, a country in Europe. It was famous for its coral necklaces. They were used as money until the beginning of the 20-th century. -

Pupil 5 In ancient Greece it was popular to use cows to pay for something. In some regions they were used as money till the 20-th century. People got them as compensation for harm.

Pupil 6 In China the II century B. C. round money made of silver and cooper was used. People made a hole in the centre of coins to put a thread inside of them and wear them. In 9-th century coins were changed into paper banknotes. It was the first people used paper money.

Pupil 7 I want to tell you about some African countries. Salt as money was very popular there. They are Nigeria and Ethiopia. People could buy everything for salt. As for me I'm going to tell you about a very interesting plant. Look here. This is "Tolstyanka" or money tree. It is known in many countries. This tree symbolizes wealth and prosperity. It's better to put these flowers in the western or northern parts of the room. Money tree needs sunlight but not very much. In winter and autumn it doesn't need much water. Once in ten - twelve years you may see small white flowers.

Appendix 3




Great Britain




















Appendix 4

Money is power.

Money opens all doors.

Money makes money.

Money has no smell.

A light purse makes a heavy heart.

He is not poor that has little, but he who desires much.

When povetry comes in at the door, love flies out of the door.

Money makes the world go round.

Money is the root of all evils

Appendix 5

Possible answers:

  1.  Very often money spoils people, makes them greedy, mean, cruel, heartless.
  2.  Some people commit different crimes because of money: they steal, rob, kill each other.
  3.  Money makes people crazy.

1. The majority of relations in the modern world are based on money.

2. Money means everything: a good education, superb living conditions, etc.

  1.  Nothing is possible without money. We have to pay for everything.

Appendix 6, 7, 8

What do sensible people do with their money?

-They invest money in business.

-They start their own business.

-Donate money for charity. - Spent it wisely.

What do foolish people do with money?

-They waste money gambling.

-Buy a lot of unimportant things.

- They fritter away their money, etc.

Are you sensible or foolish with your money?

-I don't earn money myself yet, so the only money I have  the pocket money that my parents give me. Thus I can't waste it. When I want to buy something I really need I have to save.

Appendix 9


1)  You have won in a lottery 1 min dollars. Discuss with your close friend how to spend it.

Use phrases: buy a car of the latest model, build a cottage, travel to China, give some money to charity...

  1.  You are short of pocket money. Tell your parents that you need more money.

Use phrases: go out with friends, buy new books (CDs | clothes | present for a close friend).

  1.  You are going to buy a new car (house). Discuss with your friend the ways of getting money.

Use phrases: borrow from relatives (friends), take a bank credit, visit casino and try luck...

  1.  Your friends are going to a very fashionable disco-club. You are shot of money but still want to go.Speak about it to your friends (parents).

Use phrases: will you lent me..., I don't like to make debts but..., 1 can return my debt in a week (month).

  1.  You see a sleeping beggar in the street and want to help him somehow.

Use phrases: I can give you some money, I can give you some food, I can show you a special hostel, How can I help you?

  1.  You are visiting a bank manager in order to ask him to be a sponsor of your school arts festival.

Use phrases: help children, very grateful, an article in the newspaper, to show in TV-news.

  1.  a younger pupil is crying for losing money at dinnertime. You have extra money enough to buy something to eat for you and for him (her).

Use phrases: don't cry, what do you want to eat, watch your money next time, it's not a big deal...


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