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Grand Central Terminal

Let's take the train!

The year 2013 was Grand Central Terminal'sl centennial anniversary. Extensively renovated in 1998, Grand Central not only offers dozens of train platforms servicing hundreds of daily departures and arrivals but it is also a place to eat and shop. The ceiling is painted to look like the night sky. The terminal offers walking and audio tours as well.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • read and answered some questions about the Grand Central Terminal using its official website.
  • learnt the use of "for" and "since" with present perfect.
  • designed the final version of your infography.

Would you like to know more about the Grand Central Terminal in New York? Do you usually travel by train or underground? Or do you rather use other means of transport? 

Visit the The Grand Central Terminal Official Website, read the questions and answer them:

  • When does the Grand Central Terminal? (To find out, visit the "Plan your visit" section).
  • Which are the subway lines that stop at Grand Central Terminal (42nd & Lexington Av)? (To find out, visit the 'Subway map' section).
  • What languages is the Audio Tour available at? Listen to a sample of this tour in English (To find out, visit the 'Tours' section).
  • What means of tranport can you take from Grand Central Terminal? (To find out, visit 'Transportation' section).

You have to answer these questions in your learning diary.

Remember that The Grand Central Terminal must be a part of the route at your Google Site map

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskbiography and #projectnewyork). Choose one of the shops or dinning places from the sales section and send a tweet with the name of the place you have chosen. You can also tweet the answer to the previous questions adding the link of your post from your learning diary.

You can also watch the Video Tour of Grand Central Terminal to have an idea of its architecture and send the Grand Central Terminal a tweet telling them you have visited the Station virtually.

I have studied English for eight years.

We use present perfect in English with "for" (period of time) and "since" (a point in time) when we talk about our own life experiences. Remember how to use the present perfect tense with for & since.

Let's practise how to use the present perfect with for & since. 

You can compose a digital poster to explain how to use for & since with present perfect and its differences with the past simple tense and make up some examples of its use.

In order to compose a good digital poster, you have to take into account the 'Rubric to assess a digital poster'.

Your task : The final version of your infography

Task Step 5: Designing the final version of your infography.

After having visited this historical Grand Central Terminal in New York, it is now time to design the final version of your infography about your biography you have been working on. Remember that it will be published at your learning diary and shared through Twitter.

Your teacher can help you with your doubts with the final details of your infography.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 6: Summarising all the steps taken so far in order to design your infography.

After having finished the conversation in your interview, you have to revise all the work you have done so far in order to summarize all the steps you have followed.

Click on the "Show Feedback" button and answer these questions in your learning diary.

Remember to share the link of your learning diary through Twitter using the hashtag: #taskbiography and #projectnewyork.

At this point, you should also think about how the project is going on. Answer the questions you'd find pushing on the button "Feedback".

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