Programme: No Tasks 1. Visit card 2. Warming up “Quiz” 3. Associations 4. Understand me 5.
English words in the Russian language 6. Proverbs and idioms 7. Do you know that… 8. Poetry corner “Limericks” 9.
Hometask “The Turnip” Introduction – Every intellectual person should know these words of wisdom. Guy Julius Caesar once said them. Here are some historical facts: Guy Julius Caesar was born in 102 BC and was a foremost politician, commander (war leader) and orator of Italy. During eight years he captured the lands of present-day France, Belgium and the western part of Germany.
Romans got rich territories and the Gaels got great culture. Hundreds later the people borrowed main Roman vocabulary and the nobles of France were proud of being “the real Romans.” Caesar became the dictator. Some other politicians dreamed of the Roman Republic based on freedom principles and the power of the Senate. Some senators decided to punish the arrogant (in their opinions) ruler and stabbed him with their swords in 44 BC. Among them was Caesar’s friend, Mark Brutus whom he told famous words: “And you, Brutus”Veni, vidi, vici” is one of the most famous Caesar’s words.
He used them in order to inform Rome about his fast victory. Every educated person should know so-called Caesar’s words of wisdom. If we translate Latin words into English it will sound like “Came saw and won.” – Certainly we are not Caesars, but everyone has its own Rubicon to cross. And today we ” ll try to do it. Be enthusiastic, initiative and high-minded and you are sure to cross your Rubicon.
Image is everything dealing with a country's leader. When one can boast the title of a great general, triumvirate, and the precursor of the imperial system in the Roman government, a leadership image is quick to follow. Campaigning into foreign lands was a big issue for Caesar. In order to procure more grandeur for the Imperialistic lands of Rome, Caesar's main duty as a conquering general was to ...
Good luck! Look at the blackboard: you ” ll have nine steps. Visit card – The first step is the visit card of your team. Your task is to name your team to elect the captain to choose the motto You ” ve got time limit – 5 minutes. Then give us your presentation. Warming up “Quiz” – You ” ve been studying English for ages.
You know a lot of facts about English, English-speaking countries, their customs and traditions. To check up your knowledge I’ll ask you questions and you should answer them as soon as possible. One correct answer is a point. Get set, go! Questions: Who discovered America Who was the first president of the USA What is the national symbol of the USA Who discovered Australia What is the symbol of England What is the capital of the USA Where is the Statue of Liberty How many stripes does the American flag have What is Union Jack Who was the first man on the Moon What parts does the UK consist of When is Halloween celebrated Can you give the full name of the UK Associations – And now the captains are invited.
The task is “You ” ll have a card with a word on it and you should write your five associations with that notion.” While the captain writes his own associations, the members of his teams try to guess the captain’s associations and speak them aloud. You ” ve got a point if your captain’s association coincides with yours. You can get five points for all five guessed associations. For example, pupils’ associations with the word “Sun”: 1) yellow; 2) round; 3) hot; 4) summer; 5) sky. Understand me – It’s a famous kind of competition. All the members of your team can try their speaking abilities.
You ” ll have a card with a word on it; you should explain the meaning of the word and not mention it. The other members should recognise the notion (for example, a forget-me-not, a sunflower, a guitar, a violin).
Speaker: “It’s a kind of flowers. It’s blue. Some young people present them in order to remember him or her. It’s grown in the fields, in wet places.” English words in the Russian language – We live in Russia.
Swim Team Captain Becoming swim team captain would be an honor. When I first signed up for the Center Line High School Swim Team freshman year, I had no idea what I was getting into but once I got into it and performed, swim became a passion for me. I believe that the qualities of a captain should include being responsible, friendly, talkative, motivating, encouraging and supportive to the team. I ...
Russian is our native language, but more and more English words are being borrowed from the English language into other languages. Your task is to write as many Russian words which were borrowed from English as you can. Time limit is five minutes (football, computer, golf… ) Proverbs and idioms Proverbs are wisdom of the whole nation.
Wherever you live, whatever language you speak, most of the proverbs have similar meanings. For example, my home is my castle ( – ), East or West, home is best (, ).
The same is about the idioms (to kill two hares with one stone – ).
Your task is to find Russian equivalents to the proverbs on your cards. Each team has five proverbs or idioms: He laughs best, who laughs last /, Better late than never /, Far from eye, far from heart / Tastes differ / The eye is the mirror of the soul / – It is never too late to learn / – A man is known by the company he keeps /, , , Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today /, Hour in the morning is worth two in the evening / Rome was not built in a day / Do you know that… The next step is called “Do you know that…
.” You know that during English classes we study not only English, but a wide range of different things: we speak both about changeable climate in Great Britain and the Mediterranean climate of Australia. We learn how to be polite, how to protect the environment and how to respect grown-ups. Please try to answer the questions on your cards. Each team has the same card.
One correct answer is a point. Card What animals are cold-blooded (reptiles and amphibians) What animal lives the longest life and how many years does it live (a tortoise, 400 years) What animal has more vertebral in his neck: a squirrel or a giraffe (a squirrel) What planet is the nearest to the Sun (Mercury) Does a kangaroo or a horse run faster (a kangaroo) What is the London home of the Queen (Buckingham palace) What mountain is the highest in the world What is its height (Everest, 8848 m) What animal is the largest in the world (a blue whale) Poetry corner “Limericks” – Limericks are small funny poems. Try to translate them as good as possible using rhythms: There was an old man of West, Who wore a pale plum-coloured vest; When they said, “Does it fit ” He replied, “Not a bit!” That uneasy Old Man of the West. : -, : “: “, ” There was an Old Man of Columbia, Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer; But they brought it quite hot, In a small copper pot, Which disgusted that man of Columbia.
The English language functioning as a system of racism and colonization in a “Post”-Colonial America. James Baldwin’s If Black English Isn’t Language, Then Tell Me, What Is asserts the English language as a contemporary system of racism and marginalization. The construction of Western language reflects the same alienating principles which validate the Western ideology of race, executing the ...
: -, , … , . Hometask “The Turnip” – The last task is your homework to dramatize a famous Russian fairy-tale “The Turnip” in your modern interpretation. Who will be the first (The turnip //. – 2001.
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The conclusion Thanks everybody for being so artistic, erudite and for good knowledge of the English language!