PRE-READING ACTIVITIES 1. Why are all these words related? Cambridge Oxford Manchester Liverpool 2. And these ones? Wheel Red Chelsea Elizabeth 3. Look at these pictures. What do you know about them? READING 1. Read the following test WELCOME TO LONDON! London is situated in the South-East of Great Britain. Over seven million people live and work in London. It is the biggest city in the U.K. It is also one of the most important cities in the world for business and tourism. A quick and easy way to get to different places in the city is to use the underground or “the tube” as it is called in London, it is the oldest in the world. You can see much more of the city from one of its famous red buses or from an open-top bus for tourists. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a modern railway line, its trains don’t have drivers! You can also get one of the typical black taxis. And why not a boat trip along the River Thames? There are many exciting things to do in London. The city has got some of the best theatres and museums in the world. You can go on the London Eye, a big wheel that takes you 135 metres above London or to the Houses of Parliament to see the clock tower. In fact, Big Ben is the name of one of the bells. Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen. You can go shopping to Oxford Street or to Harrods. There are also hundreds of street markets, they sell all kind of things: food, clothes, jewellery, music and furniture. The best known are Portobello Road and Camden. You can eat food from all over the world in London or why not have some English Fish and Chips? Some of the most famous English football clubs are in London, Arsenal and Chelsea, or you can go to Lord’s, the “home of cricket”. When you are tired you can sit or walk in one of the eighty parks of London like Hyde Park or Regent’s Park. These are some of the things you can find in London but there are many more. Come and see! POST-READING ACTIVITIES 1. Choose the correct answer. 1. London as a city A London is the biggest city in the world. B 7000 people live in London. C Londoners work in tourism. 2. London’s transports A London underground is known as “the tube”. B You can’t reach the important places by tube. C Double-decked blue buses are a symbol of London. 3. Entertainment A There aren’t important museums in London. B London Eye is a small wheel. C Camden is a well-known street market. 4. Monuments A Big Ben is a bell in the clock tower, next to the Parliament. B The King lives in Buckingham Palace. C And the Queen lives in the Houses of Parliament. 5. Sports A One of the English cricket clubs is Chelsea. B You can rest in Hyde Park. C Football players are not famous in London. 2. Complete the sentences about places in London. 1. A train without driver __________________________ 2. A big wheel __________________________ 3. The home of the Queen __________________________ 4. An important park __________________________ 5. A typical British food __________________________ 6. A famous football team __________________________ 7. The home of cricket __________________________ 8. An expensive department store __________________________ 9. A street market __________________________ 10. The River __________________________ WRITING “A brochure of a city/town” 1. Preparation: Think about a city/town. Make notes to answer the questions. a- Where is the town situated? b- Is it big / small / noisy / friendly / boring / interesting? c- Is there a good public transport? d- What places would you recommend? e- Are there any good cafés or shops? Where are they? f- What would you recommend to eat? Is there any typical food / dish? g- Are there any interesting parks? h- What are the most popular sports? 2. Task: Write a brochure of your town. Look again at the model text about London and use your ideas from exercise 1. Writing plan Paragraph 1: Introduction and favourite places. … is a city in the …of Spain Paragraph 2: Transport, shops and famous places …has got lots of… Paragraph 3: Typical food, parks and sports …There are some interesting… SPEAKING Dialogue - Asking for and giving directions 1. Imagine that you are at Piccadilly Circus. Complete the dialogue asking for and giving directions to go to Buckingham Palace. Use the Phrase Bank and the map. PHRASE BANK: Excuse me … Is ….. near here? How do I get there? or How can I get to…? Turn left / right at … Street. Go straight on, etc. A: …………………. is Buckingham Palace near here? B: Yes, it’s not too far. A: How ………………….. there? B: Go down Regent Street. Then turn …………. at Pall Mall Street and go………… At Saint James Street ………………. Go straight on and at …………..turn right; from there you can see Queen Victoria Memorial and ……………………….. is opposite. A: A last question? What time is the Change of the Guard? B: At 11.30 am. I think. A: OK. ………………… 2. Prepare a new dialogue with directions to go from Buckingham Palace to London Eye. USING THE INTERNET We know you would like to go to London and you love surfing on the Internet but you don’t have much free time for your journey, just a long weekend (5 days, 4 nights in July) and you want to go with a friend. 1. Before going to another country you should read as many things as possible about it: weather, customs, food … and currency, this is to say, the money they use. At least you should know the exchange rates. The following web will help you a lot. www.woodlands-unior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/money.html 1. How many different coins are there? ___________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 2. And notes? Which ones? ____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 3. How many pounds are 60 euros? ______________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 2. Now you have to book your plane tickets. Remember! The cheapest class is economic or traveller. www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_es Fill in the following information: Date Departure Arrival From To Flight Fare (€) 3. What’s next? Accommodation, of course! After a hard day as a tourist, you need a room to rest, Try to find a Hostel or a B&B (Bed and Breakfast). They are the cheapest! Better not very far from the town centre if you don’t want to spend all your time and money on the underground or taxis. Have a look at: www.studios92.com 1. Name of the establishment: _________________________________________ 2. Address: ________________________________________________________ 3. Telephone number: ________________________________________________ 4. Nearest underground station: ________________________________________ 5. Price: __________________________________________________________ 4. Just one more thing: Enjoy your stay in London!
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