The seven wonders of Ukraine

The seven wonders of Ukraine.
to activate pupils’ vocabulary;
to practice pupils’ speaking, listening, reading and writing scills;
to develop creative thinking.
multimedia projector, handouts for reading, cards with writing tasks.
2.Warming up
I know that all of you love our country and are fond of travelling. So today we’ll find out the most famous
places of Ukraine which are popular tourist attractions.
Answer the questions, please.
Would you like to travel around Ukraine and where?
What places of interest in Ukraine do you know?
Whoud you like to visit any interesting places in your country?
What’s your favourite place in Ukraine?
3. Main part
1. Reading
1) Fill in correct word from the list
historical, impressive, romantic, right, horse, popular
2) Complete the phrases with the necessary prepositions ( in, on).
1. to go ______________________a trip;
2. __________________________the centre;
3. __________________________the banks of the river;
4. to go _____________________ excursions;
5. to be located _______________ the city;
6. __________________________ the shore of the sea.
While – reading
Reading the text.
In July, 2007 77 thousand people in the internet voted for top seven Ukrainian sights for tourists to visit.
1. The castle in Kamianets–Podilskyi.
This is a really impressive castle with 11 towers. The high wall around the castle connects the towers
and makes this sight the first of the seven most beautiful historical buildings in Ukraine.
2. Kyiv – Pecherska Lavra.
A large number of tourists visit Kyiv every year to see this magnificent church. It is on the hills close
to the river Dnipro. The word “Lavra” means great, big or powerful. All visitors say that the church
is very impressive sight.
3. National Dendrological Park Sofiyivka.
The park is situated in the town Uman, Cherkasy region. This park offers tourists something more
than sightseeing. People can go on excursions here, try horse riding or go on a romantic trip on a
gondola in the lake. There are also more than 3300 kinds of plants in “Sofiyivka”.
4. Saint Sophia Cathedral.
In the centre of Kyiv tourists can’t miss a really beautiful cathedral of 11 th century. When the doors
of this building open, the visitors see the huge collection of works of art. Experts and tourists admire
the ancient architecture and the wonder of Byzantine art.
5. ChersonesosTaurica.
ChersonesosTaurica is the ancient Greek colony, which is about 2500 years old. The ancient city is
located in Sevastopol, on the shore of the Black Sea on the Crimean Peninsula. Tourists can’t miss
the Tower, the Bell and ancient buildings when they visit Chersonesos.
6. Khotyn fortress.
The fortress is located on the right bank of the Dniester river. The most important thing about this
fortress is that it is a very popular place for Hollywood filmmakers. Khotyn was the location in many
films, like The Three Musketeers, The Arrows of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe.
7. KhortytsiaIslahd.
This is a really impressive island on the river Dnipro in Zaporizhia.Khortytsia Island is very
important for the history of the country. Zaporozhian Cossacks lived there. Tourists can visit
Zaporozhian Cossacks museum and the horse show.
Post – reading
Read and write T for True and F for False.
National Dendrological Park “Sofiyivka” offers visitors tours to the mountains.___________
The word “Lavra” means “ beautiful church”. _______
Khortytsia is a town where Zaporozhian Cossacks lived._______
Both Kyiv – PecherskaLavra and Khotyn fortress are located on the Dnipro banks.________
Ukrainians chose the castle in Kamianets – Podilskyi as the first of the seven most beautiful
historical buildings in Ukraine. __________
6. Nowadays tourists can visit the ancient city ChersonesosTautica._________
Match the parts of the sentences.
1.ChersenesosTaurica is the ancient
2.This is a really impressive
3. All visitors say that the church is
4.”Sofiyivka” has also more than
5.Visitors can see the huge
6.Khotyn is a very popular
a) a very impressive sight
b) collection of works of art
c) 3300 kinds of plants
d) 2500 years old Greek colony
e) location for filmmakers
f) castle with 11 towers
Test your memory.
Try to remember and fill in the names of the Wonders of Ukraine according to their location.
Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia Region
Uman, Cherkasy Region
Khotyn, Chernivtsi Region
Kamianets – Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi Region
Create your own list of 7 Wonders of Your City ( town, region). Present the list to your classmates. Use the
model below and add your own ideas
-1 think -the monument to…
-in my opinion
- is a wonder of our city because it is
-the … church
-the museum of …
Example: In my opinion the St. Paul’s Church is a wonder of our city because it is ancient.
4.Summing up.
You were really great. I’m satisfied with your work. I hope you’ve learned much and will use your
knowledge about Ukraine in the future. I wish you good luck! See you soon.
5.Home assignment.
Imagine that you have visited one of these places. Write a letter to your friend about your visit.