Поём, играем на сцене и учим английскую грамматику.  10 - 15 лет

Поём, играем на сцене и учим английскую грамматику. 10 - 15 лет (1756)

Автор: Кузьменков А.П. и Кузьменкова Ю.Б.
Дата выпуска: 08.04.2009

Songs to Sing, Stage and Study Grammar / Поём, играем на сцене и учим английскую грамматику. Учебное пособие с аудио-приложением (на англ. яз.).

Учебное пособие с аудио-приложением предназначено для учащихся средней школы и всех, кто хочет в живой и увлекательной форме освоить английскую грамматику (уровень не ниже pre-intermediate) и укрепить привычку к дальнейшей самостоятельной работе. Комплект включает:
• методические указания для работы с песнями на занятиях и в театральных постановках;
• тексты песен, вопросы для дискуссии и творческие задания на развитие практических навыков владения английской грамматикой и расширение словарного запаса;
• краткий словарь;
• два варианта аудиозаписи – с голосовым исполнением и без него («минусовка» для самостоятельного пения).

Время звучания: 56 минут


Teacher’s notes
Songs in ELT
Songs in ELT Theatre
Song List
Songs to Enjoy Grammar
1. Dragonflies’ Song (Present Simple)
2. Bruin’s Song (Present Continuous)
3. Owl’s Song (Past Simple)
4. Magpies’ Song (Modal Verbs)
5. Caterpillar’s Song (Past Continuous)
6. Bumblebee and Ladybird’s Song (Present Perfect)
7. Hedgehog’s Song (Future Perfect)
8. Fox’s Song (Future Continuous)
9. The Farewell Song (Future Simple)
10. The Happy Song (Infinitive)
Songs Just to Enjoy
Bruin’s Song, Magpies’ Song (versions)
Word List

Song List
Songs to Enjoy Grammar
1. Dragonflies’ Song (Present Simple)
Every spring we dance and sing
We say hello to everything
And the bluebells gaily ring
Just beneath the wing.
And in summer high we fly
We welcome clouds in the sky
And the bluebells softly sigh
As we pass swiftly by.
When the autumn rains weep
We don’t fly, only creep
Deep into a leafy heap
Then we go to sleep. And in winter forests rest
Icy winds blow from the west
Snow covers every crest
Jack Frost is our guest.
Then we wake again in spring
Happy to welcome everything
Trees and flowers gently sing
Just beneath the wing.

Make sure that you know the following words (consult a dictionary if necessary)
Bluebell, creep, crest, heap, Jack Frost, leafy, sigh, weep, welcome 

Questions for discussion
1. Who might be the we in the song? Is it about some birds or insects? Why?
2. What insects do you know? What do they usually do in spring (autumn)? What action verbs could you use to describe them? What is your favourite season?
3. When we say that the bluebells ring we speak metaphorically; find other examples of metaphors in the song.
4. Bluebells are lovely flowers you often see in summer; what other flowers could you name? Are all of them summer flowers? Where do they usually grow – in the garden/ field/ forest?
5. The verbs to sigh, to weep are used here to emphasise the feeling of sadness; what other verbs help to express emotions (joy / sadness /anger etc.)?
6. What kind of motion does the verb creep denote? What verbs and adverbs could be used to describe slow/quick movement? Could you give synonyms?
7. How is the adjective leafy formed? What trees can you find in a leafy forest?
8. What part of speech could the word welcome belong to? Could you give more examples of similar types of word formation?
9. Jack Frost is a name for frost, considered as a person; when and where does he usually come? Is it a real or fictitious character? Is it the same as Santa Claus? What English names for Дед Мороз do you know?

Focussing on Present Simple
a) write about nature in different seasons;
b) make up a fairy tale about dragonflies (or any other).
c) Jack Frost is famous for leaving lovely pictures on the windows; draw one and say what else he usually does.

2. Bruin’s Song (Present Continuous)
The sun is shining brightly, oh, the sun!
The wind is blowing slightly, oh what fun!
Somewhere birds are singing
As they’re winging up the trees
And I’m sitting and waiting here for friendly bees.
R.  Bears like honey, bears like honey,
Bears and bees, bears and bees
Here’s your honey, Bruin, honey,
If you please. The sun is shining hotter, oh, so hot!
The wind is stirring water in the pot,
Busy bees are buzzing
As they’re fussing up a tree
And I’m sitting and eating honey and drinking tea.

Make sure that you know the following words (consult a dictionary if necessary)
Bruin, buzz, fuss, honey, If you please, stir, slightly, wing 
Questions for discussion
1. What famous fairy tale character might this song be about? Why? What animals often appear in fairy tales? What (funny) habits are they known for?
2. Have you ever been to the zoo? What animals have you seen there?
3. What examples of metaphors can you find in the song?
4. Bruin is a name for a bear in the British folklore (ср. Топтыгин); what other names are animals (e.g. bears,  hares) in fairy tales called?
5. What verbs could be used to denote noises? What figurative meanings could they have?
6. What verbs could you use to describe your actions before drinking a cup of very hot tea; what other contexts are typical for the verb to stir? Could you give examples?
7. Could you give derivatives and synonyms for the word slightly? What part of speech could the words wing and fuss belong to? Could you give more examples of similar types of word formation?
8. The word honey could be used as a form of address in an informal conversation; could you think of more examples of addressing people informally?
9. If you please is a politeness formula; when could this formula be used? Could you give a synonymous expression?
Focussing on Present Continuous
a) describe an episode from a fairy tale about your favourite character;
b) make up a story about Bruin and his habits; draw a picture of a teddy bear;
c) write a story about your visit to a zoo; draw some animals you saw there.


Dragonflies’ Song