Topics: Appearance, Shopping, English-speaking countries.
Form: Brain ring is a competition which consists of 6 rounds. Every round includes some tasks which deal with the different topics of our English lessons. 2 teams of the pupils of the 7th form take part in this game. A team which is ready with the task shows a red card and gives an answer. If the answer is correct a team gets 5 points. If the answer is wrong the other team has a chance to give its own answer. The jury (2-3 persons) estimates each round.
- to revise and systematize the material on topics “Appearance”, “Shopping”, “English-speaking countries”.
- to raise the pupils’ intellectual level;
- to raise the pupils’ interest to studying English;
- to develop the pupils’ speaking skills;
- to actualize country-specific material;
- to develop the pupils’ team work skills.
Number of pupils: 24
Place: a classroom
Duration: ≈ 1 hour
Equipment: a blackboard, the presentation with cards, a magic box, 2 pictures with celebrities, red cards.
- Preparation of tasks
- Giving the task to teams to prepare songs, the name, the emblem, the motto.
Good morning, children! We are glad to see you.
Today we’ve got a competition which is called “Brain ring”. I hope you can suggest what we will do from the names. So the most useful technique for you to use today is a brainstorm.
- Rules of the game
Brain ring is consists of 7 rounds. Every round includes some tasks which deal with the different topics. 2 teams of the pupils take part in this game. Every team has 1 minute to think before giving the answer. A team which is ready with the task shows a red card and gives an answer. If the answer is correct a team gets 5 points. If the answer is wrong the other team has a chance to give its own answer. The jury estimates each round.
- Introduction of teams
Let’s start with acquaintance with our teams. Their home task was to give names to their teams, to prepare the emblem and the motto. Be ready to give some explanations about the emblem. We give you 1 minute to think about it, while we introduce our experts.
- Round 1. “English-speaking countries”
This round devoted to the countries, where people speak English. I’ll read questions which you are to answer. If you are ready to give the answer without thinking it over 1 minute, please, show me a red card. Are you ready? Let’s start.