конкурс English Speaking - 2016. Анастасія Ковтун, конкурсна робота № 62.
  • Чернігівська загальноосвітня школа І-ІІІ ступенів № 35 Чернігівська область
  • Hello, everybody! I’m Nastia and I’m going to finish school this year. That’s why I’m quite busy with my studies. But it doesn’t matter. I like school and I’m interested in a lot of things. Although I don’t consider my future profession be connected with English , I love it. We haven’t had the same English teacher during our school years but I want to say that we were lucky. Our English lessons were always interesting. We sang songs, watched videos, played games, did projects. In upper classes we discussed a lot of problems, made presentations, wrote essays. This year we’re having a great opportunity to improve our English with a native-speaker. Volunteers from the USA are working as teachers at our school. Our teacher’s name is Scott. He is young and enthusiastic. He’s from North Carolina and had a specific pronunciation and speaks fluently so we needed some time to understand him. But we do it quite perfectly now. I want to tell you about the lesson we’ve recently had. The theme of the lesson was At the hotel. We had to remind the words on the topic. We did it in groups. Each group received a point for a correct word. Then we answered what hotel facilities and services are the most important. After that we listened to three dialogues and decided which order they took place in. We read the dialogues and discussed them. The next part of the lesson was more interesting. We had the task to phone to a hotel in order to make a reservation. It was important to keep in mind to ask about all necessary points. I should say, my classmates have a good sense of humour so we had a lot of fun listening to their dialogues. Then we familiarized with compound nouns and used them in the sentences. At the lesson we also practiced in using clauses of reason, purpose and concession. There were memos with conjunctions and how to use them on the board. We did the exercise to choose the necessary one. Then each group received a picture of a place (the desert, the Arctic and so on). We had a task to make up sentences about the picture using clauses of reason, purpose and concessions. Everyone worked enthusiastically and after the lesson the students were in an excellent mood. I should say, I love our English lessons as well as the most of my classmates, I suppose. The knowledge of foreign languages becomes much more important nowadays. I’m so grateful to my teachers and I’m sure, the things, we’ve learnt at the lessons, will be useful for us in our future lives.