Т. Good morning , dear friends, good morning, dear guests. I am glad to meet you. We are going to talk about Mark Twain, the great American writer, some of whose works are very popular with children all over the world.
Checking up home task .
1. Focus V Introducing the author Mark Twain БиографияМаркаТвена.
What do you know about this famous American writer?
He is a boy with ideas. He goes to school, but he hates it. He likes to play. He knows many interesting games. He has many friends. His best friends are Huck and Joe. He has no mother and father but he has got an aunt. He likes fishing, playing games, Becky and sugar. He doesn’t like school. What is his name? (Tom Sawyer) Слайд 9
She is neither very small nor very tall. Her hair is grey. She wears a dark dress. She takes care about her house and her family. Her hobby is cooking. She doesn’t go to school. I think she loves Tom very much and Tom loves her. What is her name? (Aunt Polly) Слайд 10
She has got a father and a mother. She lives in a big house. She goes to school every day. She can read and write. She is little. She is a beautiful girl. Who is she? (Becky Thatcher) Слайд 11
Мудрые цитаты Марка Твена.
Famous Twain’s Quotes (раздаются карточки):
On advice to kids.
Always obey your parents when they are present.
Always respect your superiors if you have any.
On being good.
Honor is a harder master than law.
Do you duty today and respect tomorrow.
If books are not good company, where will I find it?
Books are the liberated spirits of men.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
If you tell truth you do’t have to remember anything.
Do you agree with the statements? Why? Why not?
Подведение итогов урока.
Focus V Writing a diary entry
Ask Ss to choose one of the characters and get in role.
Ss prepare a list of thoughts and feelings for their experience in the cave before they start writing.
Allow Ss time to write their diary entries. (запись дневника)
Ss read their entries to a partner.
Suggested Answer Key
Me an’ Becky found the entrance to the cave and I suggested goin’ in. Becky like a girl resisted but after much persuasion stepped in an’ the adventure began. Monday
Becky won’t stop cryin’ and I’m mighty hungry. I don’t know where we went wrong but that entrance jus’ seemed to vanish like your shadow at night. I can’t let Becky see how frighted I am cus’ that’s not how men are. We’ll just keep on and keep hopin’
Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, was born in 1835. This great American writer was the son of a lawyer. He spent his boyhood in the small town of Hannibal on the great Mississippi river. There he went to school and had many friends. He was a bright lovely boy. He could easily swim across the Mississippi and was the leader in all the boys’ games.
In 1847, when Samuel was eleven, his father died and the boy had to leave school and look for work. For ten years he worked as a printer. All his life Samuel was fond of reading. While he was a printer he spent his free time in libraries. He began ti write for newspapers and other publications, sent travel letters to them as he travelled about the country from job to job. In 1857 he found a job on a boat and travelled up and down the Mississippi. This is where he got his pen-name “Mark Twain” (mark two). It was taken from the call of the Mississippi pilots when they measured the depth of the river. Clemens worked as a pilot for more than four years.
Later the young man went to Nevada where silver had been discovered. He worked as a miner for some time in Nevada. He suffered great hardships but found no silver and left the mining camps as poor as he had come to them. That time he began ti write short stories and send them to newspapers. The publisher of one newspaper liked them and he was invited to work as a journalist. The writer’s pen-name appeared in print for the first time in 1863. Samuel started his literary career as a humorist. His humorous stories about the life of common people of America became very popular.
In 1876 Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” was published. As Mark Twain said later, many of the events described in the biio really took place and the characters came from real life. Tom Sawyer was very often the portrait of the writer himself, Huckleberry Finn was his friend, Aunt Polly was his mother, Tom’s brother Sid was like his own brother.