(1) Study this lesson to know more about Britain.
(2)The students are trained to improve their reading ability.
(3) Learn about the language points concerned with the lesson.
Step 1 Presentation
Show the Britain map then find out the position of the countries.
1.Where is Britain?
2.Where is England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales?
Step 2 Watch the Video
Fill the countries on the map.
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Dublin, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London.
Step 3 Listening
Listening each paragraph. While checking the answers, you can write the key words in the blanks.
1)UK : a. stands for_________________________ b. It is made up of_____________________
Key: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
a. Capital_____________ b. position_____________ c. Language ________________
Edinburgh, in the north, English / Scottish, famous for its beautiful countryside
a. position __________ b. capital _________ c. language _________ d. countryside _______________________e. coal mines ____________________________________
Key: to the west of England ,Cardiff, Welsh / English , beautiful with lots of mountains and rivers, many of them have been closed, or are about to be closed.
a. position _______________ b. capital __________
c. population _____________ d. landforms ________________________________
Key: in the southeast , London, seven million, rather flat and many hills
1). Northern Ireland
a. position ______ b. capital ____________ c. Language________
2).The Republic of Ireland
a. position _____ b. capital _______________c. Language__________
Northern Ireland in the north of Ireland Belfast English / Irish
The Republic of Ireland in the south of Ireland Dublin English / Irish
Read the text and choose the best answer to each question.
1. _________ divides the “UK” into two parts.
A . The Irish Sea B. The River Thames
C. The English D. The Pacific Ocean
2. The island of Britain is made up of _________ .
A. Wales, Ireland and England B. Edinburgh, London and Dublin
C. Ireland, Wales and Scotland D. Scotland, Wales and England
3. There used to be a lot of coal mines ________.
A. in the south of England B. in the south of Scotland
C. in the southeast of Britain D. to the west of England
4. Which country lies to the west of England and southeast of Ireland?
A. Scotland. B. Wales. C. England. D. Ireland.
5. Dublin is the capital of _________.
A. Britain B. Ireland C. Wales D. the Republic of Ireland
6. The Southern part of the island is a separate country, called the Repubhc of Ireland with Dublin as its capital. In this sentence, a “separate country” is a country _________.
A. separated by the Irish Sea B. separated from UK
C. which is independent D. separated by many lakes and mountains
7. The reason why the first travellers went to Ireland from Scotland later from the west of Europe perhaps is ________.
A. that there was enough grass for sheep and cows
B. that it rained so much
C. that the seas were full of all sorts of fish
D. not found in the text
8. Sunday is a day on which most Irish people ________.
A. enjoy listening to music B. have a party
C. read their own poems to each other D. go to church
Step 6 Practise
Describe the weather in Britain and Ireland and fill in the form.
Winter: ______________________ Summer: ________________________
Rain: ________________________ Snow: ___________________________
Winter: not too cold Summer: not too hot
North: colder South: warmer
East: drier West: wetter