Discuss the questions and pictures on page 33. Go through more pictures in the UK. Activity Pictures on page 33: Picture 1: Ancient stone cross: it can be found in Ireland. ----Jigsaw Puzzle Picture 2: Old Castle. The flag on it is the national flag of Wales. Picture 3: Scottish soldiers dressed in traditional kilts and playing the instrument called bagpipe. Picture 4: London Bridge Big Ben The River Thames & The Big Ben The Tower of London Buckingham Palace London Tower Bridge Castle The Greenwich Tower University of Cambridge Oxford University Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ Beckham the U.K. Do you want to know more about the United Kingdom and other islands about the British Isles? Fast reading Read the text fast and find out the topic sentence of each paragraph: Read the passage and find out what each paragraph talks about. Para.1 ：The purpose of writing this text Geographicalfeatures of British Isles Para.2： Para.3： Climates of British Isles Para.4-5: European influenceon British Isles culture History Para. 6: of the UK Para.7： Languages of British Isles Find the following places on the map: 1. North Sea 2. Atlantic Ocean 2 3. English Channel 1 4 4. Scotland 5. Wales 7 12 8 6. England 9 10 7. Northern Ireland 8. Ireland 6 5 11 3 9. Isle of Man 10.Irish Sea 11.London 12.Dublin ( F )1.Many people around the world study English, and they know a lot about British culture. ( F ) 2.Great Britain is made up of four countries. ( T) 3.The island of Britain is separated from France by the English Channel. ( F ) 4.Scotland is colder throughout the year, but receives less rain. ( T) 5.The European mainland has had a ( T ) 6.The southern part of Ireland is now ( F) 7. In modern times, people throughout great effect on the culture of the people in the British Isles. an independent republic. the British Isles only speak English. Caref ul Reading Para 1 Big Ben The Tower of London Speakers’ Corner the Isle of man Para 2 Position of Britain: Off the west coast England: In the east and south 2. Scotland: In the north 3. Wales: In the west Position of Ireland: West of Britain Position of the Isle of Man: 1. Geography In the Irish Sea/ between Britain and Ireland Para.3 Climate The British Isles: Mild with a lot of rain ________________________ cold Scotland: _____________________ rains a lot England and Wales:_______________ January and February coldest months:_______________________ July and August warmest months: _______________________ Influenced by the culture of the people on the European mainland 5th century Northern Europe settled The basis for English Para. 4-5 Para 6 History England and Wales formed the Union 1536 in:___________ 1707 Scotland joined the Union in:_______ part of the UK Ireland used to be:______________ an independent republic and now is:______________________ Northern Ireland Part of the UK is:__________________ The isle of Man and channel Islands are the King of England ruled by:_______________________ Para. 7 6 spoken languages English …are now threatened and may disappear… 1. The main idea of the 1st paragraph is that____ A. English is widely used in the world. B. Great Britain consist of England, Scotland and Wales. C. Great Britain is a nation of various countries sharing a common language and culture. D. England is famous for Fish￡Chips, Speaker’s Corner, Big Ben and the Tower of London. 2. How many spoken languages are considered as native languages in the British Isles? A. 2 B.8 C. 1 D. 6 3.What languages formed the basis for English? A .Language spoken by European people. B. Language spoken by people from northern Europe. C. The French language. D. Gaelic and Irish 4.Which of the following is true about the British Isles? A. Ireland is the largest island. B. Ireland lies to the west of Britain. C. The smallest island is called the Isle of Man. D. The British Isles are surrounded by the Atlantic. 5.The United Kingdom does NOT include______ A. Cardiff B. the Isle of Man C. Edinburgh D. Northern Ireland 6.In January and February,___ will probably be the coldest part of the British Isles. A. Scotland B. England C. Wales D. London 7.____,England, Scotland and Wales joined together and formed the Union. A. In 1536 B. In 1283 C. In 1707 D. 250 years ago Post-reading Filling in the blanks with proper words stand _____ for England was once considered to ______ Big Ben and the Tower of London. The fact that is ______ made ____ up ___ of \ ______ consists___ of Great Britain ___ to many. Recently, 3 countries is unknown ____ make_____ the there has been a movement to _____ iversity It’s a most use _______ ___ of its culture d________. nation of different countries _____ _______ by a held together common culture. eperated from France by the English Britain is s________ point is 20 miles wide. Channel, which at one _______ eneral the climate here is _______ mild with In g_______, much rain. The culture of the British Isles was _________ influenced by European the culture of the people on the _________ basis for mainland. Their languages formed the _______ conquered by the English. In 1066, England was _________ upper classes spoke French then. French, so the ________ result the English language ______ ended _____ up As a ________, with many French words such as table and age. ______ throughout the In modern _______, times people ___________ British Isles speak English. Altogether there’re 6 native to the spoken languages considered to be _______ as _____ well __ as two local _______. accents But British Isles ___ threatened is a the fact that most of these are now __________ matter It’s of great ______ value to teach the serious _______. generation language to the younger ___________. Discussion If you have got the chance to visit one of the countries of the British Isles, which country will you choose, and why?