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Kinsale

Let's go fishing!

Discovering County Cork, you get to one of the most famous places: Kinsale. Just half an hour away from Cork is the fishing and yachting town of Kinsale.

In the past, it was a fishing port, but nowadays, Kinsale is one of the most scenic resorts on Ireland's southwest coast. Visitors can find a lot of cafés and restaurants to suit every taste, and the scenery is quite simply breathtaking. It is also a famous golf destination. 

What about you? Would you like to go there on your summer holidays in the future?

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • learnt a lot of details about Kinsale.
  • learnt how to use the affirmative and negative forms of the present perfect tense.
  • started your collaborative Google Site in groups about the city of Cork.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskrecycling and #projectcork). Have you ever visited a port? and a yacht port? Take a look at the following website and discover the town of Kinsale. Choose one of the things that you can do in Kinsale and send a tweet using the hashtags of this project.

You can also send them a tweet telling them that you have visited the town virtually: Official Kinsale Twitter.

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

I have travelled abroad twice in my whole life.

You probably have never been to Kinsale. When we want to express experiences in our lives, things that we have done, etc . The present perfect is formed from the present tense of the verb have and the past participle of a verb. We use the present perfect tense for something we have done several times in the past and continue to do and for something that started in the past and continues in the present.

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You can have find more information about this verbal tense in the  present perfect simple section of englishpage.com

In order to work on this verbal tense, you have to do some activities:

For more practice you can try with the resources of the englishpage.com: Exercise 1, Exercise 2,  Exercise 3

Challenge: English-speaking cities

Challenge Step 1: Open up a new Google Site and share it with your group

The challenge in this project is a Google site about English-speaking cities. In this challenge, we are going to work in groups of 2/3 people. The first step is to create the site using Google Sites.

The rubric to evaluate a google map will be used to evaluate your work. Remember that you have to evaluate it once you have finished creating the route with the ten stops of each city. 

You can have extra help watching the following video about registering and using Google Sites. One of the members of the groups is going to be the leader and is going to open up the site and share it with the rest of the members of the group. Thus, the other members will be able to edit the site as well.

  • After having created the site, check that the whole group can edit it and start designing a landing page with the title English -Speaking Cities.
  • In this first page, you have to describe what your group is going to create collaboratively: a website with information about 10 of the most important English - speaking cities in the world, one city per project. In this project, we are going to work with Cork.
  • If you have created the google site previously, using another project from this series, you only have to add a new page to your Google site.
  • As you have to work in groups of 2/3 people, you can also use the website lino to brainstorm your ideas, collect your links and reach an agreement on which digital materials you are going to use at your Google Site for Cork even though you are working at different locations.

It is now time to start working collaboratively with your group. Remember to always follow the steps. That way it will be easier for you to produce the final product of the challenge. Your teacher can always help you with your doubts.