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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Let's go to the festival!

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • got acquainted to the Edinburgh Summer Festival.
  • known about traditional Scottish sports.
  • learnt more vocabulary related to sports and hobbies.

Edinburgh is worldwide known due to its summer festival, which is the largest annual cultural festival in the world. By invitation from the Festival Director, the International Festival brings top class performers of music (especially classical music), theatre, opera and dance from around the world to perform. The festival also hosts a series of visual art exhibitions, talks and workshops.

If you need extra information about this Festival, take a look at the The Edinburgh Festival Fringe official web page.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskposter and #projectedinburgh). What are your impressions about the festival? Is there a similar festival near where you live? What is your favourite activity in this festival?

Remember that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe must be part of the route at your Google Sites map. You can use the address of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (180 High Street. Edinburgh EH1 1QS. United Kingdom).

Have you noticed that the postcode system is different to the one in your country? How are postcodes organized in the United Kingdom?

Let's play football!

Listen carefully to Yuri and Shirley. Shirley talks about how sometimes Scotland has its own team and sometimes not in international competitions. After listening, do the vocabulary and comprehension quizzes. You can do the activities in Sports Divided.

But even though football is one of the most popular sports in the world, Scotland also has some very interesting national sports. The following picture is from a sport called Caber Toss. Read more about this sport clicking on Caber Toss.

Other typical Scottish sports are:

After having read the information about these five Scottish sports, you have to answer the following questions orally and record your questions and answers in pairs in order to upload the result to your learning diary after having answered them:

  • Do people often play football in your area? Have you ever played in a football team?
  • Or do you prefer other kind of sports? Apart from football, what other sports do you know or practise?
  • Do teenagers and young people play football or other kind of sports? Which sports can be watched on TV?
  • Do you think that the Scottish sports can be also practised in your area? Do you find them easy to practise?

Record your questions and answers in pairs and produce a video clip with your conversation. You can use the WeVideo web to record them.

In order to produce the best version of the recording, you can follow the following rubric: 'Rubric to assess a video in the classroom'.

Your task: Let's continue the research!

Task Step 2: Starting with the research of your favourite sports and hobbies

As the task for this project is to design a poster about "your five favourite sports and hobbies”, it will be necessary to start looking for the information that you will include in your digital poster:

The following points could be very helpful for you to look for the right information:

  • Now, you have to look for some interesting links where you can find information about this topic: summer and winter Olympic sports, hobbies, minority sports, etc. Your teacher can help you select the most interesting ones.
  • You have to share what you have found with the rest of the class through different means. For example, you can use a Twitter hashtag,(#taskposter or #projectedinburgh are the official project ones).
  • You can organize the brainstorm ideas about “your favourite sports and hobbies” and start selecting which five you are going to include in your poster. 

You can take a look at more words related to sports and hobbies in order to have more ideas and vocabulary for your poster.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 2: Uploading the video with the questions regarding "Let's play football!"

In this step, you have to upload the video file you have recorded in pairs.

This is a perfect moment for you to check your work. Press the button and answer the questions.

Don't forget to share the entry with the video through Twitter using the hashtags #taskposter and #projectedinburgh

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