London visit

You and some friends have decided to travel to London for the day on Saturday. Your train arrives at Victoria Station at 10:20, and your train home leaves at 17:35. You have just over seven hours in one of the world’s most interesting cities.

You are going to plan your day out in London. You want to see at least three of the most famous landmarks, eg Buckingham palace; visit one big museum; and do some shopping. Remember, you can walk around the centre of London, but if you want to visit things outside the centre, you need to take the Underground. Your plan should include how much money you will need. Most national museums are free; other tourist attractions charge for entry.

Process

Use the resources to plan your time in London. You have to have an exact timetable. Do not forget you need time to get from one place to another, whether you walk or use the Underground. You are taking a packed lunch, SO you do not need to research restaurants, but you need to decide on a good place to sit and eat your sandwiches.

Be ready to explain your plan to the rest of the group.

Resources

Website name:

Map of London

URL:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps

http://www.panoramicearth.com/index.php?europe/england/london

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Description: Enter “London” in the Google Maps search box, then use the controls to zoom in closer and move around the map. To find a good place to sit and eat your lunch, use the Panoramic Earth website

Website name:

London Underground

URL: http://www.visitlondon.com/tubeguru

Description: If you decide to travel by Underground, use this website to plan your journey and to find out what is close to each station.

Website name:

Tourist information

URL: http://www.visitlondon.com

Description Find the Essential Guide to London and click on Attractions to find out about places to visit or Shopping to find out where to buy things.

 

You need to have a well-organized day. DO not try to include too much in seven hours. Think carefully about how to explain your day and why you want to visit the places on your plan. When you are presenting your plan, do not forget that your visit is in the future.

Criteria

Needs to be improved

Satisfactory

Good

Excellent

Organization of the day

The group has organized the day well and took into account only few  of the details, such as the distance between the places, transportation, the place for having picnic, etc.

The group has organized the day well and took into account some  of the details, such as the distance between the places, transportation, the place for having picnic, etc.

The group has organized the day well and took into account most of the details, such as the distance between the places, transportation, the place for having picnic, etc.

The group has organized the day perfectly well and took into account all the details, such as the distance between the places, transportation, the place for having picnic, etc.

Justification

The group occasionally gives reasonable arguments for their choices.

The group gives reasonable arguments for some of their choices.

The group gives reasonable arguments for most of their choices.

The group gives reasonable arguments for their choices.

Grammar

The group occasionally uses the grammar structures for talking about future plans with plenty of mistakes

The group uses the grammar structures for talking about future plans well in some of the cases with mistakes

The group uses the grammar structures for talking about future plans well in most of the cases with only some mistakes

The group uses the grammar structures for talking about future plans perfectly well and without any noticeable mistakes

 

Conclusion

You now know more about what to do in London. You have also practiced talking about future

I would like to thank Pete Sharma and Barney Barrett for the webquest.

The idea is taken from 

Blended Learning

Using Technology in and beyond the Language Classroom

Sharma and Barney Barrett 2007

Macmillan Books for Teachers

Series Editor: Adrian Underhill

Towns Road, Oxford Ox43pp