Theme:«Books in our life» At the lesson you will… -learn new words -talk about books -listen to stories -discuss the text “The Reader of Books”
KEY WORDS: Adventure stories, autobiographies, biographies, detective stories, fairy tales, fantasies, historical stories, horror stories, humorous stories, ghost stories, love stories, legends, myths, science fiction, travel stories, true stories.
Choose the types of stories from the box to complete the definitions. Science fiction, thriller, autobiography, war story, horror story, spy story, ghost story.1. An … is a story of a person’s life, written by that person.2. A … is a book about crime.3. A … story is about events in the future.4. A … is about a period of fighting between countries or states.5. A … is a book which makes people frightened.
Think about your answers to these questions. Then, in pairs, tell your partner about yourself.Example: I read about 2 or 3 books a month. And you?How many books do you read a month?What was the last book you read? What was it about?What is the best book you`ve ever read?Have you read any books in English? Which ones?What stories or books did you enjoy when you were a child?What is your favourite legend from your country?
The Reader of Books (after Roald Dahl). Match the phrases in English with their equivalents. Find the sentences with them in the text and read them out.1. spell of magic a) на коленях2. from then on b) дай мне знать3. to take one’s time c) полностью поглощенный4. for some reason d) волшебные чары, колдовство5. let me know e) медлить, не спешить6. in(on) one’s lap f) по какой-то причине7. totally absorbed g) с тех пор
Check your answers. 1. spell of magic d) волшебные чары, колдовство2. from then on g) с тех пор 3. to take one’s time e) медлить, не спешить4. for some reason f) по какой-то причине5. let me know b) дай мне знать6. in(on) one’s lap a) на коленях7. totally absorbed c) полностью поглощенный
Who Said it? Matilda’s father Mrs Phelps Matilda
How well do you remember the text? A. Who said it?1. “What’s wrong with the telly?”2. “Would you like me to help you find a nice one with lots of pictures in it?”3. “I’ve finished all the children’s books.”4. “If it’s too long for you just let me know.”5. “Did you know that public libraries allow you to borrow books and take then home?”
Who did it? Matilda Mrs Phelps
B. Who did it?1. Could read fast and well at the age of four.2. Was left alone in the house nearly every weekday afternoon.3. Gave Matilda advice about choosing books.4. Asked Matilda about her impression of the books.5. Began to borrow books from the library.6. Travelled all over the world with the help of reading.
C. Choose the right item.1. Matilda had an elder … . a) brother b) sister2. The only book Matilda’s parents had was a … . a) travel book b) cook book3. Mrs Phelps was a … . a) teacher b) librarian4. At first Matilda read … books. a) children’s b) popular5. Matilda liked … the books she read. a) some of b) all6. Mrs Phelps thought that Dickens was … for Matilda. a) too difficult b) just right7. The first book by Dickens that Matilda read was … . a) “Oliver Twist” b) “Great Expectations”8. When Matilda began to borrow books from the library she turned her … into a reading room. a) living room b) bedroom9. She liked to drink … when she was reading. a) tea b) chocolate
Check your answers: 1 – a)2 – b)3 – b)4 – a)5 – a)6 – a)7 – b)8 – b)9 – b)
Answer the questions on the text “The Reader of Books” 1) What was Matilda’s progress in reading?2) What did Matilda’s father think she should do instead of reading books?3) What way out did Matilda find?4) Why was the librarian, Mrs Phelps, taken back when she saw Matilda?5) How did Matilda describe her impression of children’s books to Mrs Phelps?6) What problem did Mrs Phelps have when Matilda asked her for a book that grown-ups read?7) Did she recommend the little girl anything? What book did she recommend?8) What impression did Great Expectations by Charles Dickens make on Matilda?9) How did it happen that Matilda started to read at home?10) What did reading books allow Matilda to do?