To check the pupils’ skills of listening and understanding the English
to develop pupils’ memory;
- to teach pupils to work in pairs, groups:
To teach pupils to collect information and make the conclusions.
Supplies: cards, map, pictures
Type of the lesson: listening lesson
I. The beginning of the lesson
- How do you do!
- How do you do!
The topic of our today’s lesson is “The USA”.
By the end of the lesson you should be able activize the geographical
terms learned at the previous lessons to understand the gist and details
of the text for listening and to express your attitude to its contents.
Play the game “ Who will make up more sentences?”, using the words and
expressions given below:
To be situated, to be washed , to surround, a climate, to occupy,in the
north, in the west, in the eastan ocean, a strait, to border on….
II. The main part of the lesson
At the previous lessons we’ve spoken about the UK. But today we’ll
speak about the USA.
a) Problem Solving.
What do you think?
Look at the map of the USA and answer the question;
Is the geographical position of the USA suitable for the development of
its relations with foreign countries?
b) Listen to the following geographical names:
The Atlantic Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
The Artic Ocean
The Appalachian Mountains
The Rocky Mountains
Find them on the map of the USA.
c) Listen, then read the article and match its seven paragraphs to the
topics from a) to g) noted after the text.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
(1) The United States of America is a name of the country composed of 50
states joined in a federal republic, and its citizens are known as
In the north the US is bordered by Canada, and in the south it borders
on Mexico. It is washed by the Atlantic Ocean in the East and by the
Pacific Ocean in the West.
(2) Hawaii, which became the 50th state in 1959, is situated in the
Pacific Ocean halfway between the west-coast states and the Far East.
Alaska is separated from Russia by only about 50 miles across the Bering
(3) The main part of the United States consists of several physical
divisions, including highland and lowland regions. Major highlands are
the Appalachian Mountains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the
west. The Rocky Mountains extend from Mexico to Canada. The mountains
are crossed by streams which flow through deep canyons and fall into the
Pacific Ocean. The largest among them are the Colorado and the Columbia
These rivers are unsuitable for navigation, but they serve as an immense
source of electric power.
- The central lowland between the two main mountain ranges makes up the
basin of the Mississippi River. Its main tributaries are the Missouri
and the Ohio Rivers. The Mississippi together with the Missouri form the
longest river in the world (7,300 km).
The northern part of the USA embraces the region of the five Great
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