The More We Travel The More We Know

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We shall learn a lot of interesting information about history, sights, customs and leisure. We’ll speak, work with presentations, listen to the text, read, make up a dialogue. At the end of the lesson you must give the answers to the question “Why do the people travel?”



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Шосткинська загальноосвітня школа І-ІІІ ступенів №11

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The More We Travel

The More We Know

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вчитель англійської мови

вищої категорії ЗОШ №11

Яцишина Людмила Миколаївна

Objectives:     -    
to teach pupils to work in groups;

  •  to teach pupils to gather additional information on the topic;
  •  to practice speaking;
  •  to develop pupils language skills;
  •  to practice listening, speaking, reading on the topic;
  •  to deepen pupils’ knowledge about English cities;
  •  to develop pupils attention, memory and initiative;
  •  to sum up why the people travel.

Equipment:   -   a screen;

  •  a computer;
  •  presentations;
  •  handouts with the tasks;
  •  a tape recorder.

Teaching techniques: - warming-up

  •  crossing group activity
  •  role-play
  •  evaluation
  •  elicitation
  •  loop-input
  •  brainstorming
  •  wordseach


  1.  Greetings.

T: - Good morning, pupils!

P: - Good morning, teacher!

T: - Glad to see you!

P: - Glad to see you too!

T: - How are you?

P: - Fine, thank you. And you?

T: - Fine, thank you.

      Pupils, today at the lesson we have guests. Greet them.

P: - Good morning! Glad to see you! Welcome to our lesson!

T: - We hope our guests will enjoy our company.

      The motto of our lesson is:

P:            “We’ll be good

                 We’ll be fine

                  We’ll be clever every time!”

II. Introduction.

T: - The theme (slide 1) of our today’s lesson is “The more we travel, the more we know”.                                                      

At the lesson we are going to speak about travelling and visit two cities in                                    England. We shall learn a lot of interesting information about history, sights, customs and leisure. We’ll speak, work with presentations, listen to the text, read, make up a dialogue. At the end of the lesson you must give the answers to the question “Why do the people travel?”

III. Warming-up.  

T: - Travelling is the modern disease, which started long ago and is still spreading.

      (slide 2)   What is traveling?  

  •  holiday
  •  fantastic rest
  •  sweet dreams
  •  new expressions
  •  relaxation
  •  free time
  •  new countries, cities
  •  means of transport
  •  tickets
  •  packaging
  •  problems

T: - I must say that travelling is the most exciting, thrilling and useful way of  spending someone’s time. People have been travelling since ancient times. Hundreds of years ago there were no trains, ships or liners. People used to cover the distances in different ways.

       How do the people travel in those times?

P1: - walking riding a horse. (slide 3)   

P2: - going in carriages. (slide 4,5)   

P3: - The first explores discovered new places and continents sailing by ships. (slide 6)   

P4: - Expeditions went to the North Pole, Artic using dog’s and deer’s draughts. (slide 7,8)   

P5: - In India – riding elephants. (slide 9)   

P6: - In deserts the only way of moving around was a caravan of camels. (slide 10)   

T: - Nowadays travelling has become more developed and modernized due to the technological progress. Travelers have a wide choice of various means of travelling.

IV. Loop-input.

      How do the people travel nowadays?  (Give advantages and disadvantages)

P1: - by plane (slide 11)   

+ it is the fastest way of travelling

- we can see only the clouds

P2: - by train

+ it is comfortable

+ we can see the countryside

- slower than by plane

P3: - by ship (slide 12)   

+ breath fresh air

+ dream a lot

+ watch the marvelous sea-sunset

- see very little

P4: -  by bus

+ we can stop

+ we can see beautiful landscapes

- not very fast

T: - Every person chooses the best way. (slide 13)   

Now, let’s start our travelling. Two groups made projects about 2 English cities. Their task was to learn as much as possible about sights, traditions and leisure activities. Let’s start with sights. Watching the presentation, read the information and do the tasks on your papers. As to the first city you must match the pair and finish the sentences. Well, we’ll start with the 1st group.

V. The presentation.

Ps: - We are “The Travelers”.

P1: - We like to travel very much.

Ps: - In the plane we fly (slide 14)   

Very, very high.

We are sitting hand in hand

We can visit a new land!

John Lennon Airport (slides 15 - 46)   

Presentation “Welcome to Liverpool!”


Country: England

Location: in the eastern part

Population: 435,500

Date of foundation: 1207

City status: 1880

People: Liverpoolians

Liverpool's population:

92.3% - White 

1.9% - Asian or Asian British 

1.8% - Black or Black British 

1.9% - mixed-race 

2.1% - Chinese and other

The coat of arms of the city

The ornamental gate to Chinatown

The city is also home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

The first residents of the city's Chinatown arrived as seamen in the 19th century.

Liverpool Cathedral 

The Anglican Cathedral was constructed between 1904 and 1978. It is the largest Cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world. It is one of the greatest buildings of the 20th century.

Pier Head

The Royal Liver Building

  •  was opened in 1911.
  •  It was designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas.
  •   The building is the home of the Royal Liver Assurance group.

Cunard Building

  •  It was was constructed between 1914 and 1917.
  •  Today, the building is owned by the Merseyside Pension Fund and is home to numerous public and private sector organizations.

Port of Liverpool

  •  The building was designed by Sir Arnold Thornley and F.B. Hobbs.
  •  It was constructed between 1904 and 1907.
  •  Today, the building contains both residential and office space.

Speke Hall Tudor manor house 

was built in 1598. The building is one of the few remaining Tudor houses left in the north of England.

The Albert Dock is one of the biggest tourist attractions

  •  It was constructed in 1846 by Jesse Hartley.
  •  It helped the city to become one of the most important ports in the world.

Tate Liverpool 

  •  is an art gallery and a museum.
  •  The gallery was opened in 1988.
  •  It has the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art.

The Victoria Building,

                     University of Liverpool

  •  The University of Liverpool was established in 1881 as University College.

University of Liverpool. Victoria Building tower

  •  In 1884 it became part of the federal Victoria University.
  •  In 1903 it became an independent university, the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool

Liverpool Town Hall dates from 1754

The neo-classical St George's Hall

  •  It was constructed between 1840 and 1855.
  •  Its doors are inscribed with "S.P.Q.L." ("the senate and people of Liverpool").


Chavasse park

  •  Chavasse park is an open space in the city centre of Liverpool.
  •  It was named in commemoration of the Chavasse family:
  •   Francis (2nd Bishop of Liverpool)
  •   his sons Christopher Maude Chavasse (an Olympic athlete and later Bishop of Rochester), and Noel Godfrey Chavasse (a doctor, and one of only 3 men to win the Victoria Cross).

Anfield, the home of Liverpool F.C

Liverpool F.C. is the most successful team in English football. It was formed in 1892.

It won:

  •   18 league titles
  •   seven FA Cups
  •   seven League Cups
  •   five European Cups 
  •  three UEFA Cups.

Transport. Liverpool Lime Street Station

Underground is one of the busiest and most extensive in the country.

20 Forthlin Road is one of many tourist attractions related to the Beatles.

The Beatles’ Museum

VI. Evaluation.


T: So, let’s do the tasks.

I. Match the pair.

  1.  ___ Pier                                      a) Airport
  2.  ___ the Royal                             b) Arms of the City
  3.  ___ the Coat of                           c) Head
  4.  ___ the ornamental gate             d) Liver Building
  5.  ___ Tate                                      e) to Chinatown
  6.  ___ John Lennon                        f) Liverpool

KEY: 1c  2d  3b   4e   5f   6a               

  1.  Finish the sentences, using the word-combinations given below.
  2.  The city is also home to…
  3.  The Anglican Cathedral was constructed...
  4.  The Royal Liver Building was designed by …
  5.  Tate Liverpool is...
  6.  The University of Liverpool was established in...
  7.  Anfield is …

___ between 1904 and 1978,   ___ the home of Liverpool F.C,   ___ the oldest Chinese community in Europe,   ___Walter Aubrey Thomas,   ___ 1881 as University College,   ___ an art gallery and a museum.


    1. the oldest Chinese community in Europe

2. between 1904 and 1978

3. Walter Aubrey Thomas

4. an art gallery and a museum 

5. 1881 as University College

6. the home of Liverpool F.C  

T: Now, let’s check. (slide 47) The right variant is on the screen.

VII. Reading.

Pre-reading.  (slide 48)

T: - For a lot of people Liverpool is first of all associated with “The Beatles”, the most famous and successful pop-group in the world. Now we’ll read the text about this group to know more about “The Beatles”.


While reading the text pay attention to the dates and names.

Try to understand as much as you can. After reading you’ll answer the questions.

“The Beatles”

Liverpool is situated in Lancashire, at the mouth of the River Mersey, where it flows into the Irish Sea. For a lot of people Liverpool is first of all associated with “The Beatles”, probably the most famous and successful pop-group the world has ever known. The citizens of Liverpool are proud of their famous countrymen. The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool’s Albert Dock was founded by Ringo Star in April 1984. In the museum halls you can see “The Beatles” films, books and magazines. You can also buy different souvenirs, stamps, plates and cups with “The Beatles” portraits, or records and cassettes with their songs as well.

The first name of the group was “Quarrymen”. In 1960 the group was named “The Beatles”. “The Beatles” is the “legendary four”.  The “legendary four” соnsisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star. In 1962 “The Beatles” was created. They made their 1st hit “Love Me Do” and the road of musical history began. During the 1960s “The Beatles” were at the high of their glory: newspaper headlines, films and world-tours. Their new style of singing and their unusual haircuts immediately become the latest fashion. “The Beatles” performed their last concert in San Francisco, in August 1966. The group broke up due to a number of deep divisions between the members. From all “The Beatles” Paul McCartney made the most successful solo career. “The Beatles” changed pop music forever! More and more people began to listen to pop music then before. They were more then just pop stars – they become the voice of new generation.

VIII. Brainstorming.


I. Give short answers to the questions.

1. Which city in England did the Beatles come from? (Liverpool)

2. What was the first name of the group? (The Quarry Men)

3. When was the group named “The Beatles”? (1960)

4. When was the group organized? (1960)

5. What was the Beatles’ first big hit? (“ Love Me Do”)

6. In which year did they have their first hit? (1962)

7. When was The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool’s Albert Dock founded?  (1984)

8. Who was the founder of the museum? (Ringo Star)

9. Who made the most successful solo career from all “The Beatles”? (Paul McCartney)

II. Put these first names and surnames together to make the names of “The Beatles”.

1. John ______________                      Star

2. Ringo ______________                    Harrison

3. George ______________                  McCartney

4. Paul ______________                  Lennon

KEY: John Lennon, Ringo Star, George Harrison, Paul McCartney

IX. Wordseach.

T: - Now, the 2nd group will introduce its presentation.

P: - We’ll get around beautiful and old city in England. The name of the city is hidden. Let’s open it.

B – the most famous English pop-group (“The Beatles”)

I – the native Americans (Indians)

R – the symbol of England (Rose)

M – the town  in which the most famous English football club is (Manchester)

I - the native Americans (Indians)

N – the coldest part of the world (North)

G – the Scotish national game (Golf)

H – the place where we live (House)

A – It is a country, an island and a continent (Australia)

M - the town  in which the most famous English football club is (Manchester)

P: So, we are going to introduce you a presentation about Birmingham.

T: Watching the presentation pay attention to the sights, dates and the places they are for. You’ll fill in the table and complete the sentences.

X. Presentation “Birmingham” (Slide 1 -31)


  •  Country: England
  •  Location: West Midlands
  •  Population: over 1 mln.
  •  Date of foundation: the 7th  century
  •  People: “Brummies”
  •  Dialect: Brummagem

The coat of arms of the city

Birmingham City Council House

  •  Birmingham City Council House is the home of City Council, Chief Executive, elected council members, Lord Mayor, committee rooms and a large banqueting hall.
  •  It is located in Victoria Square in the city centre
  •  It was built in 1879.

Big Brum         The clock tower was built in 1885.

  •  Big Brum is the local name for the clock tower on the Council House.
  •  Brum is the local term for the town, the people and the dialect.
  •  The name refers to the clock and tower, not only the bell.
  •  The bell rings similar to Big Ben in London.

Brum Three Doors

Chancellor’s Court

The Art Gallery has the collection of paintings from the 14th to the 21st century.

University of Birmingham

  •  It was founded in 1900 as a Mason Science College.

Shield from the arms of the University of Birmingham 

Motto: "Through efforts to high things"

The university's Learning Centre and Faraday sculpture 

Business center school

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Medical School

  •  is one of the largest in Europe.
  •  It has over 450 medical students each clinical year.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

  •  is both an art gallery and concert hall.
  •  has one of the world's largest coin collection.
  •  It was opened in 1932.

Industrial Gallery

Round Room

St. Philips Cathedral

  •  It is the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham.
  •  It  was built as a parish church in 1715.
  •  St Philip's became the cathedral in 1905.

Birmingham Central Library

  •  is the main public library in the city.
  •  It was designed by John Madin and built in 1974.
  •  The main section contains the music library, collections, and Reference Library.

Bell Edison Telephone Building

  •  It was opened by the Postmaster General in 1912.


  •  The Mailbox is full of offices, designer shops, restaurants, bars.
  •  It has three art galleries.
  •   It is a headquarter of BBC Birmingham.


  •  The Rep was founded by Barry Jackson in 1913.
  •  The theatre was opened on February 15, 1913.
  •  The aim was to "serve an art instead of making that art serves a commercial purpose." 

The Electric Cinema 

  •  The Electric Cinema was opened in 1909.
  •   It showed its first silent film on 27 December 1909.
  •  Now it is the oldest working cinema in the country.

National Indoor Arena NIA

National Indoor Arena

  •   It was opened in 1991.
  •  It has 12,700 places to seat.

Cricket Ground

Newhall Street

Newhall Street

Police Station

The Union Club

Paradise Forum


Chamberlian Memorial

Welcome to Birmingham

XI. Evaluation.


T: Now do the tasks on your papers (fill in the table, complete the sentences).

I. Fill in the table


Date of opening

The place for

City Council House

Birmingham University

St. Philips Cathedral


The Electric Cinema

Barber Institute of Fine Arts



Date of opening

The place for

City Council House


City Council

Birmingham University



St. Philips Cathedral



a parish church

the cathedral



the theatre

The Electric Cinema


the cinema

Barber Institute of Fine Arts


an art gallery and a concert hall

II. Complete the sentences.

1. The Mailbox is …                       a) music library, collections, Reference Library

2. The first silent film was showed in …     b) 1991

3. The NIA was opened in …                      c)  by the Postmaster General in 1912

4. The Central Library contains …              d) a headquarter of BBC

5. Bell Edison Telephone Building was opened  … e) the 7th century

6. Birmingham was founded in …                f) the Electric Cinema in 1909

T: Ready? Let’s check. Change your papers. (slide 32) The right variant is on the screen.  KEY:     1d,   2f,   3b,   4a,   5c,   6e

XII. Role-play. (slide 33)

T: - Pupils, everybody knows that England is rich in traditions. Let’s divide into two groups: Ukrainians and Englishmen. Try to know more about English traditions and what the English do in their free time.

U - Do traditions play a very important role in the life of the English people?

E – Yes. Traditions play a very important role in the life of the English people. On Sundays theatres and shops are closed, people do not get letters   and newspapers. Very few trams and buses run in the streets on Sundays.

U - The English is a nation of stay-at-homes. Is it so?

E - Yes. They prefer to live in small houses built close together with beautiful gardens around them.

E - I want to add. The fire-place has always been the centre of interest in the room in English homes. People like to sit near the fire in the evening and discuss news, family problems, plans for the week-end.

U - English people like tea. Is it the British national drink?

E - Yes, it is. Englishmen are great tea-lovers. They have four cups a day. They drink mostly Indian tea. It’s a tradition to have 5 o’clock tea.

U – It is interesting to know about the run of old cars from London to Brighton. What can you tell us about it?

E - The run takes place on the first Sunday in November. It begins at 8 o’clock in                  the morning from Hyde Park.

E - Some cars are very old and look very funny. Some cars reach Brighton, others don’t get there. They have to stop on the way.

U -  What do the English people do in their free time?

E - The most popular leisure for Englishmen is watching TV. They watch about 25 hours a week. That’s 3 or 4 hours a day.

U – What is going out?

E - One more popular leisure is going out. The Englishmen like to visit their friends and relatives. Sometimes they go out for a meal together.

U – Do the English people like to read?

E - The English people are great readers of newspapers. About 30 000 000 newspapers are sold every day. Newspapers are delivered almost to every home. Many families have two or three newspapers every day.

U – Thank you. Now we know more about English traditions and what they do in free time.

XIII. Listening.   Pre-listening (slide 1)

T: - You know that Englishmen are great lovers of sport. They like to talk and think about it. Sport plays a very important role in their lives. Now let’s listen to the text about the most popular kinds of sport.


T: - Listening the text pay attention to the name of the sport, number of players, the shape of the ball.

Sport in England.

Sport probably plays a very important role for the Englishmen. It’s  not a secret that the English people are a sporting nation.

Golf (slide 2, 3, 4) is a national game which originated in the 15th century. It is played on a golf-course by 2 or 4 persons, each with a small hard ball, driven with the club, into a series of 9 or 18 holes, using as few strokes as possible.

Cricket (slide 5, 6) is a national game which started in the 17 century. It is played on grass field with bats and a small ball by 2 teams of 11 players each.

Rugby (slide 7) is a form of football played with an oval ball which may be kicked or carried. The game originated in 1823, in the town of Rugby. Scoring in rugby is by points, not goals. The team has 15 players.

Football (slide 8) is the most popular sport in England. Football dares from 1863 when 11 clubs got together in London to form the Football Association. It is played on the  field with a ball by 2 teams of 11 players each. The players can’t touch the ball by their hands.

Tennis (slide 9, 10) was first played in the 19th century. Today tennis is played in almost all secondary schools, in the public parks and in the local clubs. It is played with a small ball by 2 persons.

Squash (slide 11) is a game played by 2 people with rackets and a small soft rubber ball in a court enclosed by four walls.

Horse-racing (slide 12) is a popular spectator sport. The first official race was recorded in 1540. About 5 million people go to races every year.

Boat races (slide 13) started in England in the 18th century. The first boat race between Oxford and Cambridge was held in 1829. Since then every year there has been a race between those two universities. It is held in London on the Thames during the Easter vacations. The course is about 6 km. long.

The English people are not only spectators. They also go in for different kinds of sport.


Fill in the table.












Team  (players)



2 or 4 players

a small hard ball


2 teams, 11+11

a small ball


2 teams, 15+15

an oval ball


2 teams, 11+11

a round ball


2 players

a small ball


2 players

a small soft rubber ball

T: Let’s check. I’ll give the name of the sport and you’ll tell us about team and players and a ball. (slide 14)

XIV. Elicitation. (slide 15)

T: - Our lesson comes to the end. I want to hear your answers to the question

Why do the people travel?

P1: - It is interesting to know more about other countries, traditions, customs.

P2: - Travelling develops our imagination.

P3: - Travelling gives us knowledge and knowledge is power.

P4: - I think travelling develops our outlook.

P5: - It seems to me that travelling is exciting because it means adventure.

P6: - I want to say that travelling helps us to study foreign languages. We can improve our knowledge.

P7: - People can meet different people and make friends. I think it’s great to have friends in foreign countries.

P8: - When you travel you have a chance to change your style of life.

P9: - I want to answer the question with the help of a quotation “He that travels far knows much”. (slide 16)

XV. Summing-up.

T: - Our world has many faces. It is different in its beauty. There are lots of wonders in the world. (slide 17) So, travel and enrich your outlook; (slide 18) because the more we travel, the more we know.

Thank you for your work at the lesson.  Your marks are ….

XVI. Home Assignment. (slide 19)

Write a letter about travelling in your family.

Good-bye! Have a nice day! (slide 20)