Урок в 11 классе по теме «Religion»

Урок в 11 «А» классе по теме «Религия»

Учитель: Cадовский Геннадий Антонович
Урицкая средняя школа
Гомельского района

Theme: The four religions of the world

Aims: To contribute to the perfection of the skills in oral speech, to render assistance in enlarging of the students’ vocabulary, to foster in students responsible attitude to the study.

Equipment: Student’s book О. V. Afanasyeva, I. V. Mikheeva, additional printed material (cards), audio/video material (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)


I. Organizational and motivating stage. Greeting. A report of the pupil on duty.

II. Realization of the plan.

Let’s begin our lesson. First of all I would like you to listen to a nice piece of music. I think this music will help you to concentrate your attention on the things we are going to speak about. Listen attentively trying to make out the words.

(Music 2 min. Aria of Maria Magdalena)

By the way, that was an extract from a well-known rock-opera and musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). So it is understood we are going to speak about religion and the things that are closely connected with it. Hence the theme of our lesson is “The four religions of the world”.
To begin with I’d like to check your knowledge in words you had to learn at home.

(Supplement 1. Refer all the words to one of the groups mentioned in the card. Mark each word with a proper letter)

Priest A Sacred texts
Allah B Sacred symbols
The star of David C Sacred and religious buildings
Judaism D Religions
Preacher E Religious festivals
Synagogue F People believe in
Passover / Pesach G People who devoted themselves to God
The Bible
The cross
Jesus Christ
The Torah
The wheel of life
The Koran
The crescent and star

I’d like to know if you are good at writing these words.

I’ve got a very old computer at home. But my printer is twice as old. It doesn’t work properly. It is constantly making a lot of mistakes. On the one hand it is very inconvenient, but on the other hand it may be useful. This task was prepared by my printer.

(Supplement 2.)

Correct the mistakes

the Bibl

That was the preliminary part of our lesson. Now, the main part. Let’s discuss the text you read last time. Answer the questions.

Ex. 15 p. 64 — 65

Speak about four religions adding some more details if you know any. (Student’s reports)

You have been working for so long and so hard that I think it’s high time to have a short rest. There are two kinds of relaxation: active and passive. I’m not in the habit of having passive relaxation as it means doing nothing. Active relaxation, on the contrary, means resting in an active way. You are to do the so-called close-test. You’ll listen to a piece of music once more, enjoy the music and I ask you to do a bit of work. In the sheets of paper with the text of the aria each fifth word is omitted. Insert the omitted words.

(Music 4 min.: 2 min. — close-test and 2 min. — relaxation. Supplement 3.)

I don’t know how __ love him.
What to __, how to move him.
I’__ been changed, yes really _____.
In these past few ____, when I’ve seen myself,
__ seem like someone else.
__ don’t know how to ____ this.
I don’t see ___ he moves me.
He’s __ man. He’s just a ___.
And I’ve had so many ___ before,
In very _____ ways,
He’s just one _____.
Should I bring him _____?
Should I scream and _____?
Should I speak of _____,
Let my feelings out?
____ never thought I’d come ___ this.

Now you’ll be given the text of the aria and compare your answers with the original text. (Supplement 4.)

I don’t know how to love him.
What to do, how to move him.
I’ve been changed, yes really changed.
In these past few days, when I’ve seen myself,
I seem like someone else.
I don’t know how to take this.
I don’t see why he moves me.
He’s a man. He’s just a man.
And I’ve had so many men before,
In very many ways,
He’s just one more.
Should I bring him down?
Should I scream and shout?
Should I speak of love,
Let my feelings out?
I never thought I’d come to this.
What’s it all about?
Don’t you think it’s rather funny,
I should be in this position.
I’m the one who’s always been
So calm, so cool, no lover’s fool,
Running every show.
He scares me so.
I never thought I’d come to this.
What’s it all about?
Yet, if he said he loved me,
I’d be lost. I’d be frightened.
I couldn’t cope, just couldn’t cope.
I’d turn my head. I’d back away.
I wouldn’t want to know.
He scares me so.
I want him so.
I love him so.

How many mistakes have you made?

III. Reflection stage.
Before giving you your assignment I’d like to tell you a true story of my granddad. He was a very religious person. The only book he read was the Bible, though were many other books in his flat. Once when he was away some robbers broke into his flat trying to find money. When my granddad returned home he found that everything in the flat had been turned upside down. The only thing that had been untouched was the Bible. He opened it read his favourite prayer, turned some pages over and found the money he had been given to some days before. So the Bible helped him save his money. Some days ago while preparing for this lesson I came across that Bible. I opened it in order to find some additional information for our lesson. And what do you think I found there? (Money!) No, I found a sheet of paper with the text of the prayer that my granddad loved so much. But all the lines were mixed. I ask you to restore the prayer as it is in the Bible. It is a well-known prayer and you’ve heard it many times in Russian. So it won’t be difficult for you to cope with this task. (Supplement 5)

New Testament. Matthew 5,6. Chapter 6.

9. Our father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11. Give us this day our daily bread.
12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Another task for you. In what way is a traditional English church different from an Orthodox church?

Ex. 45 p. 88

Learn the words given in this exercise. (Additional material with definitions of words. Supplement 6.)

spire — a pointed structure like a tall cone rising above a tower (esp. of a church)
belfry — a tower for bells
gargoyle — stone or metal spout usually in the form of a grotesque human or animal creature to carry off rain from the roof of a building.
aisle — passage in a church, esp. one that is divided by a row of columns from the nave
nave — central part of a church where the people sit.
pulpit — raised and enclosed structure in a church used by a clergyman esp. when preaching.
rood screen (iconostasis, -es pi.) — a screen with icons and carved doors separating the altar from the nave.
altar — raised place (flat-topped table or plat form) on which offerings are made to God.
porch — built-out roofed doorway or entrance to a building.
choir stalls — fixed seats in a church (usu. Enclosed at sides and back, often in carved wood) that are designed to be used by the members of the choir.
stained glass window — window made of stained glass.
stained glass — glass made by mixing into it transparent colours during the process of manufacture.

To make our lesson complete, I want to ask some questions. Are you satisfied with the lesson?

Now estimate your work at the lesson. (Supplement 7.)

supplement 7

Switch on your imagination. Try to predict your mark.
Marks. Comments. The lesson is over. Good-bye.

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