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Saint Patrick Street

Let's go for a walk!

Cork is a wonderful town and it is also very quiet. But it has a really busy street with plenty of shops and people walking by. This street is Saint Patrick Street.

You can also visit The English Market and many fine shops including the department store Brown Thomas. The citizens of Cork love shopping in this street but also, particularly with good weather, like chatting and spending time together. 

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • used a thinking routine about Saint Patrick Street.
  • revised and practised present perfect tense with "just".

To start with, let’s begin with a thinking routine, about Saint Patrick Street. Look at the picture of this street included on this part.

After viewing this picture of Saint Patrick Street in Cork, answer the questions below:

  • What can you see?
  • How do you imagine the shops?
  • Can you see a lot of people on the street?
  • How many shops can there be in Saint Patrick Street?

You can also take a look at the Trip Advisor Website with the review of this street. 

Then, answer the following questions:

  • What do you think about how working in this street must be?
  • Have you ever visited a shopping street?
  • What does it make you wonder?

You have to answer these questions in your personal blog. 

You can have more information about this thinking routine consulting the resource Thinking routine.

Remember that Saint Patrick Street must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskrecycling and #EDIAcork). Have you ever visited a shopping street? Which one/s? Is there any shopping street in your town? The 'Rubric to assess a Tweet' can help you do a good job in this social network.

I have just bought a souvenir from Cork!

We use "just" with present perfect tense to express a recently completed action.  These could be some examples:

  • The cat has just caught a mouse.
  • Your cousins have just arrived.
  • She has just finished her homework

You can take a look at the web page in order to learn how to use present perfect with "just" in English.

If you need further examples, watch an explanatory video about present perfect with "just".

To Fluency. Present Perfect with Just: Advanced Use of the Present Perfect Simple

Your teacher can help you with all the doubts. 

Once you finish, you have to write in your learning diary a short text using some sentences with the present perfect tense and "just".

Your Task: First version of your report

 Task Step 3: First version of your investigation report about recycling.

In this step of your task, it is time to start preparing the investigation report about recycling.

As you have to do this task individually, you can share your draft with another classmate and he or she can give you some suggerences in order to improve your final product. Then, you have to give some feedback to another classmate.

Your challenge: Cork at the Google Site

Challenge Step 4: Organizing the Cork entry at your Google Site 

At this step, you have to keep on organizing all the information you have gathered in order to complete the entry.

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 at your Google Site one video about tourism in Cork.

If you find more than one representative video, you can also include it in your Google Site.

Learning diary

Learning diary Step 4: Revise all the steps of your task and challenge so far.

You are in the middle of the Cork project. It is time now to revise all the steps you have done so far in both the task and the challenge.

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

Click on the "Show Feedback" button and answer these questions in your learning diary.