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Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Garden

Today we are going to visit one really interesting place in Edinburgh: The Royal Botanic Garden. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. It was founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants. The RBGE's living collection consists of more than 13,302 plant species whilst the herbarium contains 3 million preserved specimens.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • read and answered some questions about Royal Botanic Garden,
  • revised the use of the adverbs of possibility,
  • designed the final version of your poster.

Would you like to know more about the Royal Botanic Garden? Have you ever been to one Botanic Garden in another town?

Click on the Royal Botanic Garden Official Website and try to find out the following information (Read the following questions and answer them);

  • Can you celebrate a wedding at the Botanic Garden premises? If so, how much do you have to pay? (To find out, visit the Wedding Packages section).
  • How much does a ticket to the garden cost? And a ticket to the Glasshouse? (To find out, visit the Visitor Information section).
  • How many different kinds of tours can a visitor do at the Royal Botanic Garden? (To find out, visit the Guided Tours section).
  • If you are hungry, what kind of meals can you have at the Gateway restaurant? (To find out, visit The Gateway section).

Remember that the Royal Botanic Gardens must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskposter and #projectedinburgh). Choose one (or two) of the most interesting things you would like to visit at the Botanic Gardens. 

You can send them a tweet to tell them that you have visited the Botanic Garden virtually.

I will definitely visit Edinburgh!

We use adverbials of probability to show how certain we are about something. The most frequent adverbials of probability are:

 

   certainly - definitely - maybe - possibly - clearly - obviously - perhaps - probably   

 

Let's read some more informartion about this kind of adverbials and do some at Adverbs of probability.

If you need extra practise, you can do the activity 'Extra practise about adverbs of probability'.

At this stage, and once you have visited more than half the city of Edinburgh, you have to write on your blog a short text inviting a friend of yours to Edinburgh and making predictions about what he/she will probably see and visit in this city.

In order to write the most adequate text, you can also be guided by the 'Rubric to assess a post in a blog'.

Your task : The final version of your poster

Task Step 3: Designing the final version of your poster.

After having visited this emblematic place in Edinburgh, it is now time to design the final version of the poster that you have been working on about your five favourite sports and hobbies. Remember that it will be published at your learning diary and shared through Twitter.

In pairs, you can also help your classmate organise his / her information about sports and hobbies for his/her poster.

Your teacher can help you with your doubts. Anyway, you will use the 'Rubric to assess a digital poster' as your reference for this work.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 5: Summarising all the steps taken so far in order to design your poster.

After having finished the design of your poster, you have to revise all the work you have done so far in order to summarize all the steps you have followed. You can also share the link of the post of your learning diary through Twitter using the hashtags #taskposter and #projectedinburgh.

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