Let’s start knowing a little bit more about the city that we are going to visit in this project. Our first stop in Los Angeles is going to be Hollywood sign. The Hollywood Sign is easily recognized around the world as a symbol for Los Angeles and its entertainment industry.
It was built in 1923 as a huge advert. It is illegal to approach the sign on foot but there are a lot of points nearby from where you can get a great view of this sign.
At the end of the session, you will have:
- been introduced to Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States of America.
- known all the outcomes you have to produce in this project.
- started thinking about which things you are going to include in the mental map about one American-way-of-life issue.
Watch Los Angeles Travel Guide and taste some of the events and places Los Angeles offers to the tourist. You will probably have seen most of them in a lot of films. If you need extra help, you can turn on the subtitles. Which place would you like to visit first? Which one has impressed you the most?
After having watched the video, try to answer the following questions orally:
- Do you know any other famous places in Los Angeles?
- Have you ever been to Los Angeles? And to any other American cities in the United States? Do you know of anybody who has visited this city or any other American cities?
- If so, do you remember any of the monuments or places you visited?
- Would you like to visit this city in the future? Why? Why not?
- Have you ever heard of the summer Olympic Games that were held in Los Angeles in 1984?
If you want to know more details about the largest city of the California State, watch a video about Los Angeles.
As you could see, this is a good resource to see places and hear sounds about the city we are going to work on along this project. Which has been more surprising to you? Is there anything that you already knew? Have you chosen your favourite place in Los Angeles yet?
You can answer and summarize these three questions in a short monologue and you can share it with your classmate or with the rest of the class.
As you are going to see in a few moments, `the Hollywood sign' will be the first place you should include on a Google Site map. Don't forget about it!
Meanwhile, visit its official website and explore all the things you can visit in one of the most famous places in the world. One of the most famous signs in the world which you have seen thousands of times!