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The Tower of London

Are you motivated enough to learn English?

Walking around the city, you get to the Tower of London, where you meet other students from different countries who are also learning English.

They are really motivated to practice a foreign language with other students from other parts of the world.

What about you? Are you motivated to learn English? What is your motivation to learn a foreign language?

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • listened to different ways of improving your motivation to learn English,
  • learnt how to ask and give your opinion,
  • looked for some information for your Google Site for this project's challenge.
Tower of London
Francesco Gasparetti. London: Tower of London, white tower (CC BY)

Watch the four videos linked below and discuss, in pairs, which is the best way, in your opinion, to increase your motivation to learn English in this project, from the following options:

  • Listening to English songs
  • Reading in English
  • Comics and magazines.

List of videos:

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskopinion and #EDIAlondon). What about introducing this place and explaining how to increase your motivation to learn English? 

The 'Rubric to assess a Tweet' can help you do a good job in this social network  and remember that you can use up to 280 characters in each tweet.

What's your opinion?

Tumisu. feedback-opinion-customer (CC0)

In order to ask for somebody’s opinion orally, you can use the following expressions:

  • What do you think of...?
  • What do you think about...?
  • How do you feel (about...)?
  • What's your opinion of...?
  • What do you  think about that?
  • What are your views on...?
  • What would you say to... / if we...?
  • Are you aware of.....?

You can also check this link for more prompts about how to give your opinion.

Your challenge: English speaking cities

Challenge Step 2: Getting to know what is required and starting with the research

At this stage, once you have set up your teams and created your Google Site, you have to continue with your first entry for the English-speaking cities challenge.

London is the capital city of England, one of the countries in the United Kingdom. Its flag, which you have below, is also part of the UK's flag, also known as the Union JackThis country used to be part of the European Union, but British citizens voted Brexit in June, 2016.

Flag of England
Anomie. Flag of England (CC0)

The minimum requirements that your group has to fulfill in order to pass this challenge successfully include:

  • the map of the city from Google Maps with the route of the ten steps we have in our tour of the city.
  • one video about tourism in the city,
  • some text about what tourists can do in the city,
  • And two links to printable guides, leaflets, brochures, and so forth.

In order to complete the challenge, you are suggested to look up the following websites:

Throughout the challenge, you will find some more resources. Don'f forget to include them on your site.

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