1. Topic-
British National Symbols
2. Content-
1.Indroducing the British Isles,
2.Which countries are there in the British Isles
3.Difference between the terms Britain and United Kingdom.
4.British national symbols.

red dragon
grammar: national symbol of the.....
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.The students should know where are the British Isles
2.The students should know, which states lay on the British Isles and their symbols.
3.They should know, how to use the preposition "of".
Materials and Aids-
materials needed:
Textbook"I Love English 3 "
workbook "I Love English 3"
an old globe,
a map of the British Isles,
posters of national symbols.
stickers of national symbols or pins with tiny labels where are drawn national flags and symbols.
Worksheets for the home assignment(For the strongest students)

A. Introduction-

1.Asking through the discussion the students what they know about Britain, England, the United States etc.
2.Explaining differences between the British Isles, Britain ,England and the United Kingdom.
3.What is the national symbol and for what it's needed at all(asking the students what are the national symbols of Estonia).
Telling that there are several states on the British Isles(using a map)and their names.

B. Development-

1.Telling about Wales, Scotland, the republic of Ireland, North Ireland and England and about their symbols( using a map)
3.using preposition Of in sentences(examples on the board)

C. Practice-

1.The students will show where are Wales, Northern Ireland,Republic of Ireland, England and Scotland on the map.
2.While they will put the pins with national flags and symbols to the right place on the globe they say the sentences. (Putting the pin with Red Dragon into the right place(Wales), he or she will say,"Red Dragon is the national symbol of Wales" etc.
3.The students will do an exercise from their textbook.
TB 11/1 they will hear the text and after each paragraph one student matches the picture with the heard paragraph.
This material is taken from the Internet and helps me to introduce the national symbols :
Inglise keel
Teema: The British Isles, the National Emblems
III-IV kooliaste
Autor: Ulvi Vetevood
Pärnu Koidula Gümnaasium
Sobib kasutamiseks koos õpikuga All the World`s a Puzzle.



The red rose was the emblem of the Lancastrians, the white rose the emblem of the Yorkists, the two contending Houses for the English throne in the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). All rivalry between the Roses ended by the marriage of Henry VII, the Lancastrian with Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, the Yorkist. The red rose has since become the national emblem of England.


Welshmen all over the world celebrate St. David's Day, March 1, by wearing either leeks or daffodils. The link between the leek and St. David is the belief that he is supposed to have lived for several years on bread and wild leeks.
The daffodil is also closely associated with St. David's Day, due to the belief that it flowers on that day. It became an alternative to the Leek as a Welsh emblem in the 20th century, because some people considered the leek vulgar.


What the red rose is to Englishmen and the leek or daffodil to the Welsh, the little shamrock is to the Irish. And no Irishman worthy of the name fails to wear this national emblem on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. It is worn in memory of Ireland's patron saint.
A popular belief is that when preaching the doctrine of the Trinity to the pagan Irish St. Patrick used the shamrock bearing three leaves on one stem as an illustration of the mystery.


The thistle is the national emblem of Scotland. Two thousand years ago the Norsemen landed somewhere on the east coast of Scotland with the intention of plundering and settling in the country. The Scots took up their arms and gathered behind the river Tay. As they arrived late in the evening, weary and tired after a long march, they put up their camp and rested, not expecting the enemy before the next day.
But the Norsemen were not far off. Noticing that no guards watched the camp, they crossed the river Tay. They intended to take the Scots by surprise and slaughter them in their sleep. They took off their shoes so that the enemy might not hear them. But one of the Norsemen stepped on a thistle. The sudden and sharp pain caused him to shriek. The alarm was given in the Scots' camp and the Norsemen were put to flight. As an acknowledgment for the timely and unexpected help from the thistle, the Scots took it as their national emblem.


D. Independent Practice-

1.TB 12/2 orally in take turns every student says a sentence
2.Exercise from workbook
3.Worksheet about national symbols.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Next lesson I will take a little test(filling the gaps)-similar for the given home task from workbook.
2.Showing the posters the students will match them with the countries .

G. Closure-

One student will show the others where are these countries and which are their symbols. At that time she or he must talk. If he or she will not know something the classmates could help .
8. Teacher Reflection-
The students were interested in that topic. At the end of the lesson they really had a good understanding about the differences between the terms
the British Isles, the United Kingdom , etc.
As that lesson took place in September I checked my students acknowledge about that and I was pleased what they knew. I think this lesson plan works.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)