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Module: Places and Activities

Unit: Treasure Hunt

Level: KS1

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1. Treasure Hunt

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills



  • Use nouns to identify people and objects, e.g. You will see a bench in front of some trees.
  • Use nouns to refer to one object/more than one object, e.g. You will see a bench in front of some trees.
  • Use imperatives to give instructions and directions, e.g. Turn left and walk along the path.
  • Use prepositions/ prepositional phrases to indicate positions, places or directions, e.g. The treasure is under the bench.

Reading:

  • Predict the meaning of unfamiliar words by using context or picture cues
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by
    • putting words in a logical order to make meaningful sentences
    • adding personal ideas and information when a model or framework is provided

Treasure Hunt

Brief Description:
A writing task about giving instructions and directions

User Tips:

  • In Task 1, read the instructions to find the treasure.
  • In Task 2, write the instructions about finding the treasure.
  • In Task 3, students can design a treasure hunt and write the instructions for it.
  • After writing, student can share their work with their classmates and ask them to find the answer.

2. Can you tell him the way?

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Source: CCC Kei Wa Primary School (Kowloon Tong)
Media: Powerpoint 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills



  • Use the prepositions to indicate positions, e.g. There is a park opposite the bus stop.
  • Use imperatives to give instructions and directions, e.g. Walk along the road from our school.

Reading:

  • Identify the key words for the main ideas in a sentence

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=65290279

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint about giving directions

User Tips:

  • Teachers can show the PowerPoint to lead in the topic, 'Directions'.
  • Draw students' attention to the use of prepositions to indicate positions and directions on the map.
  • Draw students' attention to the use of imperatives in giving instructions.
  • Pupils could practise the target language forms using the animation the animation 'My City'.

3. My City

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Recommended Resources
Source: ITE, EDB
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills



  • Use the prepositions to indicate positions, e.g. There is a park opposite the bus stop.
  • Use imperatives to give instructions and directions, e.g. Walk along the road from our school.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts
  • Locate specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

My City (Online version)

Interactive Game (Download version)

Pictures (Maps and places)

Brief Description:
An animation about giving directions

User Tips:

  • Download the zip file and extract the files.
  • Click 'My City.exe' or use Internet browser to open the file 'My City.html' to start.
  • Drag different 'buildings', e.g. library, church, to the map.
  • Drag the character, 'boy' or 'girl', to the map. Use 'arrow' key on the keyboard to control the movement of the character.
  • Teachers can give instructions to students and invite students to move around the character to move on the map and practise giving directions.
  • Teachers can download the 'Pictures' to create a new map.
  • Students can make use of printable worksheets 'How do I get to…?' in 'Other Resources' to practise the language forms.

4. The Treasure Map

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use imperatives to give instructions and directions, e.g. Cross the bridge, turn left and keep walking
  • Use prepositions/ prepositional phrases to indicate positions, places or directions, e.g. The treasure is behind the rock.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Story
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories-treasure-map.htm

Printable worksheet
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-print-directions.pdf

Brief Description:
A story about finding the treasure with a map

User Tips:

  • Click 'Listen' to start the story.
  • While reading, click 'View Map' to read the map.
  • After reading, teachers can print the worksheet for students to have more practice on the target language.

5. Directions Through Town

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Source: www.esl-lab.com
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Question Banks 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the prepositions to indicate positions, e.g. The zoo is opposite the police station.
  • Use imperatives to give instructions and directions, e.g. Walk down Green Street for two blocks.

Listening:

  • Guess the topic and the likely development of the topic by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world
  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

Exercise 1
http://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/travel-sightseeing-1.htm

Exercise 2
http://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/travel-sightseeing-2.htm

Exercise 3
http://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/travel-sightseeing-3.htm

Brief Description:
A set of listening quizzes about giving directions

User Tips:

  • Before listening, revise the use of prepositions and imperatives.
  • Before doing Exercise 1, show the map to students and let them guess the topic and the likely development of the topic.
  • Exercise 3 is a challenging exercise for more able students.
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