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Big Ben

Look at that tower over there!

We keep on visiting the wonderful city of London. Now that you have visited some landmarks of the city, we get to one of the icons of London: The Big Ben. At this stage, you have to continue with your first entry at the site of English-speaking cities.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • read a menu of a restaurant and done different comprehension activities.
  • organized the research done on your Google Site project.
  • opened your Learning Diary and started writing your first post.

The Big Ben is the tower of the Houses of Parliament. If you click on the following link: Houses of Parliament. You will be able to discover a lot of details about this British institution, from the price of a ticket to visit it, to a 360 degrees virtual tour.

If you are interested in the British parliament, you can get a lot of information about this institution at its official website.

Remember that the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben must be part of your Google map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskopinion and #projectlondon). What would you say about the British Houses of Parliament?

    Are you hungry?

    Walking by the River Thames, we feel that we are hungry and we stop by a place called “The Boat Restaurant”. 

    Click on the following link to do the comprehension activities: A restaurant menu

    As your task in this project is writing about free time and entertainment, you can find here some more vocabulary about Restaurants.

    What is more, you can check if you know the basic vocabulary regarding restaurants.

    Your challenge: London at the Google Site

    Challenge Step 3: Organizing the London 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 you had previously opened.

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

    You have to include at your Google Sites the following information: 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 1: Start your blog-portfolio and use it to reflect on the different activities you are working on.

    One of activities you have to do is a "Learning Diary". You can do it by opening a blog where you can explain in your first post different aspects of your research such as:

    • How you have divided the different tasks and the research you have done.
    • All the steps you have followed in your investigation

    • The links you have visited in your challenge.

    Your teacher can help you organize the oral explanation to the rest of the groups when you have finished your research and your site. Creativity is going to be really important in developing the project. You can also record all the oral presentations and post them in your blog. WeVideo is a useful online tool for this purpose.

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

    Remember to share the link of your learning diary through Twitter using the hashtag: #taskopinion and #projectlondon

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