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UNIT 3. WHY GO TO SCHOOL?

LESSON 24

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Цілі: вдосконалювати навички усного мовлення й читання; розвивати культуру спілкування й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати відповідальне ставлення до навчання.

Procedure

1. Warm-up

Do ex. 1, p. 44.

2. Speaking

Take turns asking and answering the questions about school systems in Ukraine and Great Britain. (Checking the homework)

3. Listening

Listen to the text and answer the questions.

1) Are public schools in Great Britain popular nowadays?

2) What opportunities do the children who study there have?

3) What peculiarities do British public schools have?

BRITISH PRIVATE EDUCATION

Seven per cent of British schoolchildren go to private schools called in­dependent schools.

There are 2,400 independent schools and they have been growing in number and popularity since the mid-1980’s.

Parents pay for these schools, and fees vary from about 250 pounds a term for a private nursery to 3,000 pounds a term or more for a secondary boarding school. Most independent schools are called prep (preparato­ry) schools because they prepare the children for the Common Entrance Exam which they take at the age of 11. This exam is for entry into the best schools.

The most famous schools are called “public schools” and they have a long history and traditions. It is often necessary to put your child’s name on a waiting list at birth to be sure he or she gets a place. Children of we>

The majority of independent secondary schools, including public schools, are single-sex, >

4. Speaking

Explain to the students that they’re going to do an activity

involving discussion. Put them in pairs. Pass out the Handouts (one copy for every two students). Tell them to choose any topic that they want to discuss. After they have chosen their topics, they should discuss the questions and write one of their own. You should circulate, helping them with vocabulary, writ­ing down errors to go over later, clarifying the questions, and encouraging conversation.

After they have discussed the questions, working with the same part­ner, they should respond to at least one question for each topic. They should also write down their three best questions for others in the class to answer. As they’re writing their questions and answers, you should be circulating and guiding students to self-correct spelling and grammar mistakes.

HANDOUTS

Learning Languages

What do you think the best way to learn vocabulary is? Tell your partner about it. Do you make a lot of mistakes when you speak English? Are there any mistakes you make often? Tell your partner about it.

Now, think of your own question for this topic.

Schooling

What is the role of schools in society? Tell your partner about it.

Do private schools offer higher quality education or are they just prestigious? What do you think the advantages and disadvantages of state and private schools are?

Tell your partner about it.

Now, think of your own question for this topic.

Knowledge and education

What’s the difference between knowledge and education? Tell your partner about it.

Is all knowledge useful?

Should people go straight from school to University, or do something different? Tell your partner about it.

Now, think of your own question for this topic.

Getting a job

Does education guarantee a good job? Tell your partner about it.

Is it difficult for people without a college education to get good jobs where you live?

Are college graduates smarter than people who did not go to college?

Tell your partner about it.

Now, think of your own question for this topic.

Necessary skills

What are the skills that separate good students from bad students? Tell your partner about it.

Can successful studying provide successful lifestyle in future?

Were good grades important to you? Tell your partner about it.

Now, think of your own question for this topic.

5. Speaking

Do ex. 5, p. 44.

6. Summary

Do ex. 2, p. 44.

7. Homework

Choose any handout above to write an essay.




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