Vlad Ihnatenko 8 – A form English Lesson: “Environment. Protection of Nature” Good morning dear teachers! Today I’m going to tell you how students understand and learn different material you give us during the lesson. Warm-up: how do you prepare for the lesson? Do you give us some proverbs to comment or ask some questions to direct students to the topic of the lesson? What kind of work do you prefer: group work, pair work or individual tasks? So today we have a lot of group work. We develop our reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Main part: The theme of our today’s lesson is Environment. We answer some questions about how we protect environment at home. If we switch off TV when we leave our home. If we use paper from both sides. If we walk or cycle to school every day. If we collect and recycle cans and plastic bottles. Then we complete the mind-maps: Pollution of the Environment and Protection of the Environment. Reading: before reading we answer the question whether we know where our shoes, clothes, bags come from. Then we read the text carefully and do “True or False” task. We work in small groups and discuss some questions according to the text. Listening: we watch YouTube video about the consequences of pollution of the environment and the ways of solving these problems. We work in 2 groups. We listen to the text and fill in the table. 1st group completes the part with ‘the consequences’, 2nd group completes the part with ‘solving the problems’. We exchange the ideas we’ve heard and our own ones. Speaking: We continue working in groups. This time we have 3 groups. We choose 1 problem and give the ways of solving it. WATER AIR SOIL What should people do to avoid it? Writing: the last point of the lesson is writing a “senkan”. Think about our today’s theme and write a ‘senkan’ - A short poem of 5 lines 1 line – 1 noun – the theme 2 line – 2 adjectives describing the theme 3 line – 3 verbs describing the action 4 line – 4 words describing the attitude to the topic 5 line – 1 noun – the synonym to the first word. (students write ‘senkans’ and read them to the class). Summing-up: so today at the lesson we consolidate lexical material we’ve learnt at the previous lessons. As for me, this lesson is very informative and useful. It is easy to work with new words when you are in a group. Each member of the group knows something you don’t know. Everyone has his/her own ideas and points of view. Watching video is very helpful, as you not only have visual picture, but also listen to a native speaker. The way to learning language lies in hundreds of lines read, so at the lesson we read exciting and informative text. To develop our critical thinking our teacher asks us a lot of questions. She makes us think and express our own ideas. It is great that your answer is always right, because it’s your idea, your point of view. This lesson helps me to acquire lexical material and teaches me that we should be more careful with the environment.