Урок англійської мови у 8 класі “Travelling”

• to practice vocabulary;
• to develop pupils’ listening, speaking,
• to develop socio-cultural competence, reading skills
• to encourage them to use vocabulary;
• to develop pupils’ imagination and creative thinking,
• to broaden pupils’ knowledge about means of transport

Equipment: pictures, handouts, text for reading comprehension, video, computer, puzzles, bubbles, brainstorming cards, constellation cards, puzzles
The topic of our lesson is «Travelling». Today we are going to talk about holiday activities and holiday problems. In my opinion, this topic is very interesting and important nowadays because we enjoy travelling about our country and visiting different countries and we can’t imagine our life without it.
First of all, I’d like to tell you that nowadays millions of people all over the world are fond of travelling. People began to travel ages ago. The first travellers were explorers who wanted to discover new lands and to find wealth. Their journeys were rather dangerous. Modern life is impossible without travelling. Thousands of people travel every day either on business or for pleasure.

І. Warm up. Questions

First of all, I’d like you to answer my questions.
Do you like travelling?
Why do people travel?
What transport do you prefer?
What means of transport do you prefer to travel?
What is the fastest way of travelling?
What way of travelling is cheaper?
Why do many people often choose to travel by train?
You see that tastes differ. But I’m sure everybody likes to travel because it is an amazing experience. But different people spend their time on holiday in different ways. And now let’s talk about different types of holiday activities.

ІІ. Practice

2. Vocabulary practice

1. Look at the pictures and name what kind of transport it is.
2. Practicing degrees of comparison:
Fast – faster – the fastest
Slow –
Cheap –
Expensive –
Comfortable –
Safe –
Dangerous –

3. Game “Puzzles“

4. Spidergraph “A climate can be…“


5. Game “Pack the bag”

What equipment are you going to take with you?


6. Game ”Desert Island”

Let’s play a game “Desert Island”. This game is quite challenging and you can use your imagination. We are going to work in small groups.

Task: You are left alone on a desert island in the Pacific Ocean. All you have is the swimming suit and sandals you are wearing. There is food (plenty of food, different fruits, etc.) and water on the island but nothing else. Here is a list of things you may find useful. Choose five most useful items and explain why you have chosen them.

soap and toothpaste
a box of matches
an axe
a nylon tent
a life jacket
a compass
a camera
a helmet
a cassette recorder
a map
a radio with batteries
a cool box
a mask and snorkel
a knife and a fork
20 meters of nylon rope

3. Electronic presentation

You are to watch the presentation. The first model will help you. Here you can see some sentences. They are not complete. You should complete them with phrases given in the table. What about you?
P1: Businessmen usually travel from curiosity.
P2: No, you`re wrong. They don`t travel from curiosity, they usually travel on business.
1. Teenagers usually travel with their parents.
2. Lonely people like to travel alone.
3. Tourists always travel on business.
4. An adventurer travels in search of adventures.

4. Bubbles

Matching the bubbles and people.
There are some bubble sketches of different people. They express their attitude about travelling. Match the bubble and the people.

5. Pair work (Картки «Гармошка»)

Write down the adjectives that can characterize this means of transport.

6. Reading

Read the title of the text and write down the questions about the text
While reading
tents and caravans


There were no railways in England before 1825 and if people wanted to travel they had to go by road, on foot, on horseback, or in a coach. There were not many roads at those days; they were bad, especially when it rained. The fares were high. Not only travelling in coaches, but even walking cost money at those days. On roads there were gates called toll-gates. When a traveler came to one, he had to pay a toll. This money was used to make the roads better. But the greatest danger was the highwaymen. A highwayman was a man who took money and jewels from travelers. Highwaymen stopped coaches and cried:”Your money or your life” and the passengers had to give them all they had. That’s why travelling in the days of coaches was dangerous and not very comfortable. People didn’t travel as much as they do now. Each year more English people with their children travel to some parts of continental Europe. Many take their cars, often with tents and caravans. Others take part in group travel. Many people in Great Britain spend weekends and holidays travelling along beautiful rivers and canals. The canals were built 200 years ago. They were very useful before railways. Some of canals are still used for transporting goods. But many of them are used for sailing. For young people who work in the big industrial towns the beauty of the canals has special interest at weekends. Sailing round the coast is very popular, and young people like to sail at weekends.
1. How did English people travel in the past?
2. Why didn’t they travel as much as they do now?
3. Did they pay money for their travelling?
4. Why was travelling dangerous?
5. How do English people travel now?
6. What can you say about canals?
7. How do young people spend their weekends?
Did you answer your questions?

8. Writing. Functional noises

Listen to the sounds, write down the names of the transport that you heard and then make up your own story. Write down it.

9. Route

Look at the blackboard. Here you see the route of a man and describe how to get from one place to another.



10. Listening

Do you use any cards when you travel?
Answer the questions
1. Where can you use the card?
2. Where can you buy it?
3. How can we use the card?

11. Project

Imagine that you have won the travelling.
– Africa
– Alaska
Make a project according to a plan:
– Transport
– Climate
– Clothes


ІІІ. Evaluation

Constellation of an ideal pupil
Evaluate your work at the lesson

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