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Fitzgerald Park

I love jogging in parks!

Fitzgerald Park is an oasis on the outskirts of Cork city.

It still has the original pavilion and fountain. In the gardens here, visitors will find Cork Public Museum, a cafe, sculptures, a skate park, and a pond. Picturesque Daly's Bridge, built in 1926 and known locally as the "Shaky Bridge," connects to Sundays Well Road.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • visited Fitzgerald Park in Cork.
  • known the difference in pronunciation between /α:/ and /Λ/
  • drawn the route of different landmarks at the Cork google map.

After checking Fitzerald park's official web page, answer the questions. You can do it orally working in gropus with your mates.

What is your opinion about this park? Would you like to visit it?

  • Do you have a park near your house? Do you usually go there?
  • Can you play any sport in that park? Which one/s? 
  • Are there a lot of trees in the parks in your town? And in the streets?

After the visit, continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskrecycling and #EDIAcork). Do you like going to parks? Do you usually play any sport? How often? Who do you go with?

Share it through a tweet using the project hashtags. The 'Rubric to assess a Tweet' can help you do a good job in this social network.

Remember that Fitzgerald park must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

My father and mother went to Cork last year

Phonetics is really important in English in order to pronounce words correctly. In this project, we are going to take a look at how to pronounce correctly the following phonemes: /α:/ - /Λ/ 

    /α:/ or /Λ/    

Visit the sheep or ship web page. to practise the difference between these two sounds. 

If you need further practise about the phoneme /Λ/, watch this video:

English Language Club. The /ʌ/ Sound

These phonemes are part of the phonetic chart that is used to describe the sounds of many languages. They have been established by the International Phonetic Association (IPA). For more information about the IPA and their work visit: IPA's official web page.

Apart from this, you can record yourselves practising these words in English. You have to pronounce them correctly, record a podcast with them and share it in your blog:

In order to do this exercise as adequately as possible, you can take a look to the 'Rubric to assess a podcast'.

Your Challenge: Cork at the Google Site

Challenge Step 3: Organizing the Cork entry at your Google Site 

At this step, you have to start organizing all the information you have gathered in order to add an entry at the site that we had previously opened.

Each group ( 2 / 3 people) has to organize the information you have searched about Cork at your Google Site. Creativity in the distibution of the contents is very important. 

At this step, you have to include the following information at your Google Sites: the map of the city from Google maps with the route of the ten steps we have in our tour of the city. 

You have extra information on how to do this route visiting the How to..? section at the didactic guidelines page.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 3: Posting the result of your research in your blog

It's time to continue with your Learning Diary. Remember it helps you reflect on what you are learning and most important: what the best way for learning is. In this step, you have to post the links and other resources that you have found in your research, at your "Learning Diary" and answer the questions that you have below.

Writing Tools
Peter O'Shea. Writting tools (CC BY)

Remember to share the link of your learning diary through Twitter using the hashtags: #taskrecycling and #EDIAcork