Конспект урока «English Poetry Lesson» по английскому языку для 7 класса

Государственное бюджетное общеобразовательное учреждение

средняя общеобразовательная школа с углубленным изучением

иностранных языков №233

Красногвардейского района города Санкт-Петербурга

Конспект урока по английскому языку
в 7 классе

«English Poetry Lesson»


учитель английского языка

Лукьянова Лариса Валентиновна

г. Санкт-Петербург


Задачи :

-приобретение знаний о строе английского языка, его особенностях, сходстве и различии с родным языком

-воспитание толерантности и уважения к культуре страны изучаемого языка

-приобретение знаний о культуре Великобритании.

P 1

Dear friends! Today our pupils make a performance in honor of great poets of

Great Britain. Great Britain is a country that has made its great contribution into world’s culture.

There are many world- famous names in English literature: William Shakespeare, Robert Burns,

George Gordon Byron and many others.


English poetry has its deep-rooted and long- lived traditions. They go back as to the folk songs and ballads, tales and legends of English people. That’s why we begin our performance with the story about English Folklore.

(Pupils perform the song “Hush- a-bye”)


Each epoch” said S.Marshak the most talented translator of English poetry, “selects from the world, what is closest to it in spirit”


English folklore immortalized the name of Robin Hood and his men who fought against oppression and injustice.

Robin Hood is a partly legendary, partly historical character who lived in the 12th 13th

centuries, the hero of many ballads robbed the rich to give the poor. These ballads

handed down from one generation to another.

Now you’ll see a scene based on legends about Robin Hood.

(The scene is performed).

English folklore is rich in fair-tales and anecdotes full of humor and lyricism, love of freedom.

(A dance is performed).

Let us see a scene based on folk tales and anecdotes and let us smile.

(A scene)

(The song “Donna” is performed.


Speaking about English folklore we can’t touch upon the English children’s folklore.

A remarkable poet, an outstanding master in translation, a man of great ranger of interests

and knowledge S.Y.Marshak studied thoroughly the English language and the history

of English literature. In the university library in London he accidently came across the English

Children’s folklore full of fanciful humour. He translated into Russian these classical pieces of poetry, songs, rhymes and limericks which were rather difficult to be translated.


We also tried to do more than that we had a competition.

Now we are going our best translation of children’s folklore.

(Limericks are performed)

A very old man of Japan

Wrote verses that never could scan.

When asked why this was,

He replied, “It’s because I always try to get as many words into the last line as I possibly can.”

This little pig went to market,

This little pig stayed at home,

This little pig had roast beef,

This little pig had none,

And this little pig cried,


I can’t find my way home.

Humpty – Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty-Dumpty had a great wall.

All the king’s horses,

All the king’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Sir Christopher Wren

Said, I am going to dine with some men

If anybody calls

Say I am designing St. Paul’s.

P2.The next item of our program is the British lyric poetry. But first, let us have a short

Quiz devoted to British poets. Our guests also may take part in it.

1. What world-famous Scottish poet do you know? (Robert Burns)

2. What Russian poet is famous for his translation of Robert Burn’s poetry? ( S.Marshak)

3. Whom do these lines belong to? (Robert Burns)

My heart in the Highlands

My heart is not here…

5. What Russian poets translated Byron’s poems? ( S.Marshak, I.Kozlov, M.Lermontov).

6. What English literature character pronounced:

To be or not to be?” (William Shakespeare )


William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright in history of English and world literature.

He reflected the spirit of Renaissance, the epoch of great discoveries darings, with all its

contradictions and tragedies. He wrote 37 plays together.

P2. Shakespeare is also known as the author of 154 sonnets. His sonnets like his plays

Reveal the entire gamut of human emotions.

All Shakespeare’s sonnets have been translated into Russian by Marshak, the well-known


Each of the sonnets “said he, “is like a piece of music; each sonnet is important not only from the point of view of meaning, but from that of melody”. An understanding of the sonnets is very important for an understanding of all Shakespeare the playwright.

(Sonnet 90 is performed).


The folklore traditions were unheld by the great national poet of Scotland of the 18th

century Robert Burns.

(The song “Auld Land Syne” is performed).

He wrote all kinds of poems- beautiful and tender songs, ballads, verses.

( A poem by Robert Burns).

With tenderness, understanding and simplicity he depicts the life he knew, and his poems touch the heart and soul of everybody. His verses never die!


We finish our party with song “Air. The Bells of St. Petersburg”.

This poem was written by Thomas Moore under the influence of Byron’s poetry. Late it was

Translated into Russian by Ivan Kozlov and became a favourite song of Russian people.


Dear friends! Our programme is coming to an end. WE thank all our guests for coming to our performance and all who have taken an active part in his programme. All participants have been doing their best to prepare this performance. We have listened to many English songs verses and poems. We hope that you have enjoyed our show and that you have learnt many useful things and improved your knowledge of English poetry. Our best wishes to you all.


Список использованной литературы:

  1. Н.Я.Дьяконова, Т.А. Хмелина An Anthology of English Literature.

Ленинград «Просвещение» 1978 г.

2. O.V.Afanasyeva I.V.Mikheeva English VII

Москва « Просвещение» 2013г.

Использованные материалы и Интернет-ресурсы:

1. http://www.profistart.ru/ps/blog/3343.html

2. http://muzofon.com/search

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