Урок BBC

1. Урок английского языка с использованием технологии «Интернет» (для учащихся 11 классов)

Тема урока: «Зеленая комната». «The Green Room.» Цель урока: Развитие познавательной и коммуникативной деятельности учащихся с помощью Интернета. Обучение ознакомительному виду чтения с кратким изложением содержания текста, обучение составлению рассказов на заданную тему.

Задачи урока:

Знакомство с материалами международного сайта новостей BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8078938.stm Знакомство с высказываниями людей по поводу статьи «The Green Room.» Материалы, используемые при подготовке к уроку: Интернет-ресурсы сайта «ВВС News» http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8078938.stm — информация на сайте, высказывания участников на форуме.

Оснащение урока и материалы, используемые на уроке:

Компьютер с выходом в Интернет, проектор, отдельные страницы и печатный материал сайта «ВВС News»


Новая лексика урока:

Environmental protection – защита окружающей среды

Rising threat – повышение угрозы

Drastic – решительный

Carbon – natural – природный уголь

Profitable – прибыльный, выгодный

Tiny proportion – крохотные пропорции

Free advertising – свободная реклама

Ход урока

1. Организационный момент. Время -1 минута.

Сообщение учащимся о целях и задачах урока:

Good morning, dear children! We have an extraordinary lesson today. I’d like to call your attention to some information, and to suggest you to take part in ВВС News. You’ll learn something about this channel, your friends tell you about one article, you read the messages about this article written by people from other countries, them you tell your opinions about this article, at home you will write your own article about some problems in our town. You will work in groups. 2. Основная часть урока Время — 40 минут

2.1 Обзор сайта «ВВС News» (5 минут)

Используя компьютер, подключенный к Интернет и проектор, учитель делает краткий обзор сайта «ВВС News». Дает небольшое повествование о канале «ВВС News». Если нет условий выхода в Интернет на уроке, учитель может пользоваться информацией, распечатанной ранее при подготовке к уроку. BBC News is the BBC’s 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom and also available in the Republic of Ireland. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC’s foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News which had been running since 1989.

Now we listen our friends, they tell us about own article, it is article was published on the “BBC News” website.

2.2 Трое учащихся, которым заранее было дано задание подготовить сообщение новостей рассказывают содержание статьи «The Green Room» Статья делится на три части. Прежде чем перейти к прослушиванию текста, учащиеся записывают новые слова. (10 минут).

Now, before we start to listen the article, we will write and read new words: Carbon-natural – природный уголь

Profitable – прибыльный, выгодный

Tiny proportion – крохотные пропорции

Free advertising – свободная реклама

Environmental protection – защита окружающей среды

Rising threat – повышение угрозы

Drastic – решительный

Прослушивание статьи:

1 учащийся (первая часть статьи):

The title of the article “Green Room”.

A promise that the Maldives will go carbon-neutral in 10 years is not just good for PR, says the country’s divsident Mohamed Nasheed. In this week’s Green Room, he argues that the goal sets an example for the developed world proving that a green country is not only practical, it is profitable.

Some people may find it ironic that the Maldives, which emits just a tiny proportion of global carbon dioxide emissions, has set the most ambitious carbon reduction goals of any nation on Earth. To some, it may seem even odder that the Maldives has made such stringent environmental targets when it is also a relatively poor, developing country.

Conventional wisdom dictates that small, developing nations such as the Maldives should refuse to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. This wisdom suggests that we should be lobbying for permits to pollute more, while apportioning blame for climate change squarely on the shoulders of big, industrialized nations. But I am skeptical of this conventional wisdom, and of finger-pointing at the West, for neither of these policy positions does anything to help solve the climate crisis. And what a crisis climate change is. Scientists meeting in Copenhagen earlier this year warned that Arctic ice is melting quicker than anyone divviously imagined possible. Experts further cautioned that 85% of the Amazon rainforest will die if temperatures continue to soar. This week, the World Health Organization published a report which calculated that climate change is claiming the lives of a third of a million people every year.

2 учащийся вторая часть статьи:

Rising threat

These warnings are particularly alarming for the Maldives, an Indian Ocean nation of tropical coral islands, just 1.5m above the sea. But climate change does not just threaten the Maldives, it threatens us all.

There is a growing consensus that, unless the world takes drastic action to slash carbon pollution, warming will tip beyond man’s control, unleashing undivcedented global catastrophe.

This is why, on 15 March this year, the Maldives announced its plans to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country in ten years. Our oil-fired power stations will be replaced with solar, wind and biomass plants; our waste will be turned into clean electricity through paralysis technology; and a new generation of boats will slash marine transport pollution. By 2020, the use of fossil fuels will be virtually eliminated in the Maldivian archipelago.

People often ask me why a country that contributes less than 0.1% of global greenhouse gas emissions should bother to go carbon neutral. After all, the Maldives’ environmental efforts will not stop global warming if big polluters refuse to countenance all but token emissions reductions. One thing a small nation can do, however, is show the world that rapid reductions in emissions are possible, practical and profitable.

3 учащийся (третья часть статьи)

Free advertising

Since announcing the carbon neutrality goal a little over two months ago, the Maldives has witnessed something of an environmental enlightenment. Dozens of foreign technology and energy companies have approached us, keen to set up pilot renewable energy projects in the islands.

Multilateral funders and development agencies have offered to finance green projects. And local Maldivian companies are starting to pioneer environmentally friendly technologies that could make them world leaders in the green economy of the future.

The global publicity around the announcement has also provided free advertising for government policies such as the part-privatization of our energy, waste and transport sectors (naturally, green investors will be given divference). Carbon neutrality also boosts our tourism industry, as increasingly eco-conscious tourists seek out climate guilt-free destinations. In time, our economy will also be more stable as it decouples from the undivdictable price of foreign oil and relies instead on cheap, raw materials the Maldives has in abundance: the sun, sea and the wind. The Maldives should certainly benefit from greening its economy. But it is on the world stage that I hope our environmental efforts will add most value. The Maldives’ example provides ammunition to environmentalists and concerned citizens around the world. The common bureaucratic excuse — that drastic emissions cuts are unfeasible — is now a little less credible.

If a small, developing nation can go carbon neutral, what excuse can richer, industrialized countries have for refusing to do the same? By demonstrating that radical climate change action is achievable, the Maldives can act as a beacon of hope in a sea of environmental lethargy.

The Green Room is a series of opinion articles on environmental topics running weekly on the BBC News website.

2.3 Чтение высказываний по заданной в статье теме представителей различных стран. (10 минут)

Учащиеся, каждый по очереди, читают сообщения, затем совместно делают общий перевод, для того чтобы понять смысл прочитанного. Do you agree with President Nasheed? Is one small country’s effort enough to influence that of major global carbon emitters? Do the economic differences between giant and tiny nations make the Maldives’ example irrelevant to larger economies? Can a shift to carbon-neutral be a profitable prospect for the globe? Yoosuf, Maldives

President Nasheed makes a good point, in that by setting a challenging task, he would spur an economic resurgence in his island. This will add momentum to climate change efforts elsewhere, if the bigger and dominant countries do not look down upon this effort. The climate change management efforts aim at controlling and managing the change. What is better than by demonstrating that it can be done, by one and all, however small the net contribution may be?

Arun Varma, Mumbai, India

Carbon neutral? Does that mean that he will ban air flights into the Maldives too? After all, that is the largest source of Maldivian CO2 emissions.

Les J, Canada

Excellent to lead by example; of course they feel most at risk of any rise in sea levels. But many areas in UK at flood risk as well, and we need to do far more on renewable energy, energy efficiency (high speed electric trains, etc) and carbon capture. This government is just not up to the job, letting decisions take decades, we need to get on with it.

Patricia Mary Lawrence, Sutton-on-sea, Lincolnshire, U.K.

The note is positive, independently confident, speaks of timely decisiveness, hope and sets an inspirational example for each of us to follow. I hope we all take similar steps to nurture green values and take such decisions, rather than blaming our inept governments, get out of our laziness and do something.

Shah Sazzad, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bravo Maldives, I wish our leaders would have a similar enlightened thinking. Haroon Samson, Lahore, Pakistan

The threat being faced by this tiny state is very imminent. But the good thing is that Nasheed is very pragmatic in his approach. Only a proactive strategy aiming at immediate measures can help in bravely facing such challenges. We wish him best of luck! 2.4 Учащимся предлагается высказать свое мнение по поводу данной статьи. (13 минут)

В начале учащиеся делятся на две группы, те кто согласен с автором, и те кто не согласен, количество человек в группе может быть не равным, поскольку ребята должны распределятся согласно своему мнению, а не мнению учителя. Далее проходят дебаты, не подготовку дается 5 минут, во время дебатов каждая из групп, по очереди, высказывает свое мнение по одному предложению. 3. Заключительная часть урока.(2 минуты)

Домашнее задание:

Учащиеся должны представить себя в роли журналистов, и написать свои статьи, в которых они отразят одну из проблем (по своему усмотрению) своего города. Подведение итогов урока.

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