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Module: Happy Days

Unit: Travel Abroad – Famous Places around the World

Level: KS2

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1. World's Famous Landmarks

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org/
Resources Types: Worksheets , Interactive Teaching Materials , Stories 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Name of cities and countries, e.g. Paris, London, China, Egypt
    • Names of famous scenic spots of the world, e.g. Pyramid, Tower of Pisa, Great Wall, Sydney Opera House
  • Use simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. He visits the pyramids.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

Brief Description:
A song and two interactive stories about the world's famous landmarks

User Tips:

  • Before reading the stories, play the song 'One Small World' to arouse students' interest to the topic.
  • Click the story 'Spy Cat', students can match the names of the scenic spots with the pictures before reading the story. They can guess the development of the story by decoding the secret code.
  • After reading, students can read another story 'Pyramids in Paris' to learn the landmarks in different countries and students can also finish the 'Activity sheet' to learn more about the landmarks.

2. Famous Places

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Source: www.esl-galaxy.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of famous scenic spots of the world, e.g. Pyramids, Great Wall, Colosseum, Big Ben
  • Use the interrogative adverbs 'how' to ask questions, e.g. How far…? How high…?

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

Speaking:

  • Elicit a response by asking questions

World Famous places
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/themeworksheets/generalknowledge/World%20Land%20Marks.pdf

World Fact Sheet
http://www.esl-galaxy.com/themeworksheets/generalknowledge/worldwonderfacts.pdf

Brief Description:
Worksheets for teachers to carry out speaking tasks about famous places in the world

User Tips:

  • Revise the names of the famous places with students using 'World Famous places'.
  • Students can read the 'World Fact Sheet' to learn more about the information of the famous places in the world.
  • Students can work in pairs to ask and answer questions about the famous places around the world based on the 'World Fact Sheet'.

3. England

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Source: Woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk; www.timeforkids.com; www.visitlondon.com; World Travel Guide
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of famous scenic spots in England, e.g. London Eye, the British Museum
  • Use the simple present tense to express present states and simple truths

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

Where and what is Great Britain? (By Woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/britain/britain.htm

Sightseeing Guide - England
http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/england/sightseeing

London Travel Information
http://www.visitlondon.com/travel/


London Travel Guide (By World Travel Guide)

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/city/70/city_guide/Europe/London.html

Brief Description:
List of websites that provide factual information about England and London

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can share their experience or knowledge about England, e.g. landmarks, food.
  • Students can read the websites 'Where and what is Great Britain?' and 'Sightseeing Guide' to learn more about England.
  • Students can read the websites 'London Travel Information' and 'London Travel Guide' to know more about what people can do when they travel to London.
  • The websites can be used as resources for students to carry out project learning.

4. Australia

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Source: www.timeforkids.com; www.colourfultrips.com; World Travel Guide; BCA,EDB
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of famous scenic spots in Australia, e.g. Sydney Opera House, Twelve Apostles
    • Water activities, e.g. snorkeling, scuba diving
  • Use the simple present tense to express present states and simple truths 

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

Sightseeing Guide – Australia
http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/australia/sightseeing

Sydney Information
http://www.colourfultrips.com/dbpage.php?dbase=pages&pg=sydneyinfo
 

Brief Description:
List of websites that provide factual information about Australia and Sydney

User Tips:

  •  Before reading, ask students to share their experience or knowledge about Australia, e.g. food, animals, landmarks.
  • Students can read the websites‘Sightseeing Guide’ to learn more about Australia
  • Students can read the websites‘Sydney Information’ and‘Sydney Travel Guide’ to know more about what people can do when they travel to Sydney.
  • For more able students, they can carry out the tasks in ‘Travelling in Australia’ as extended activity.

5. Singapore

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Source: www.singaporeforkids.com; www.yahoo.com; www.travelforkids.com; World Travel Guide
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of famous scenic spots in Singapore, e.g. Singapore Flyer, Sentosa Island
  • Use the simple present tense to express present states and simple truths

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

Singapore for Kids
http://www.singaporeforkids.com/

World Factbook - Singapore 
http://kids.yahoo.com/reference/world-factbook/country/sn--Singapore

Fun things to do with kids in Singapore
http://www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/Singapore/singapore.htm


Singapore Travel guide (By World Travel Guide)

Brief Description:
List of websites that provide factual information about Singapore

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can share their experience about visiting Singapore.
  • Students can read the websites 'Singapore for Kids' and 'World Factbook' to learn more about Singapore.
  • Students can read the websites 'Fun things to do with kids in Singapore' and 'Singapore Travel Guide' to know more about what people can do when they travel to Singapore.
  • The websites can be used as resources for students to carry out project learning.
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