Быкова 2 класс. Unit 14. The Ugly Duckling

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Aims: To present the story of the Ugly Duckling.
Pupil Language: Look at the swans up in the sky! – Look at them they can fly!
Teacher Language: Open your books. – What does the Ugly Duckling say to the boy?
Extra Materials: Photocopies of activity story page (Extension).

Beginning the lesson

  • Wait by the door and greet the children as they arrive.
  • (An activity to revise the vocabulary of the story.)
    Tell the children to try to recall the last episode of the story (p. 71). Ask:

    Teacher: What does the boy say to the Ugly duckling?
    Child 1: You’re big, not small.
    Child 2: And you’re not ugly.
    Child 3: It ‘s time to go! etc 

Presentation & Practice

  • (Activities to present the story.)
    Draw a large 75 on the board. Point to it, mime and say: Open your books at page seventy-five!
  • Hold up your book. Point to the swans and say: Look at the swans up in the sky. Children repeat, chorally and individually. Ask: How many swans? (three) etc
  • Play the cassette/CD. Children listen. Play the cassette/CD again and pause after each line for children to repeat, chorally and individually. 

    Ugly Duckling: Look at the swans
    Up in the sky!
    Look at them –
    They can fly!

  • Teach the following phrases: Look at the swans up in the sky! Look at them they can fly! Allow enough time for the children to practise their phrases. Then tell the children to imagine that they are swans flying in the sky (children mime flying). Choose a child to act out the role of the Ugly Duckling, using both words and gestures. Repeat with other children.
  • Extension
    Hand out a photocopy to each child. Explain the activity. Allow children some time to complete the task. Check children’s answers. 

Ending the lesson

  • Hold up your book to the class. Say the dialogue and point to the pictures in turn. Repeat, this time inviting the children to complete your sentences.

    Teacher: Look at the …
    Children: swans. etc


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