viernes, 20 de marzo de 2009


We live in a comfortable and pleasant city, but there are wonderful things outside waiting for you, different places with different people and different ways of life.

Learning a language is also learning about different cultures to be more tolerant and open-minded.

So, let's travel!!!


You'll get a list of cities.

Choose the one you would like to visit or know more about.

Your task is to make an attractive project about that city. All your classmates with also learn from your work.


1. Make pairs.

2. Choose the city from this list: NEW YORK, LONDON, BUENOS AIRES, TOKYO, CAIRO, AMSTERDAM, SIDNEY, LIVERPOOL, LOS ANGELES, BERLIN, WASHINGTON. Tell the teacher the name of the chosen city before going on with the next step.

3. The project must have FOUR SECTIONS.

  • GENERAL DETAILS (population, location on a map, country, flag, capital...)
  • 2.- HISTORY (foundation, oriegin of the name, 3 important events)
  • 3.- RESOURCES (Main activities)
  • 4.- GETTING ROUND (4 most important places/monuments, urban transport)

4. You can add a fifth section. The content is free. You decide, try to be original and tell us interesting things.

5. You must use these grammar points in your project:

  • 1. present simple, past simple, present perfect, going to.
  • 2. comparatives and superlatives.
  • 3. some, any, much, many, a lot.
  • 4. adverbs of frecuency.

6. You MUST present your project on a POWERPOINT SLIDESHOW, with an INDEX at the beginning and BIBLIOGRAPHY at the end.

7. The text must have a minimum of 800 words.

8. Use short and simple sentences in your texts, DON’T COPY the information that you can find in the links, use images and photographs to make your powerpoint more attractive.

9. And don’t forget to write your names at the end.

When you finish, fill in the
group work evaluation questionnaire and save it in your computer.


You've got some links to search on the left side of this blog. They are some suggestions, but they don't contain all details for all cities. Use the searching methods you have learnt in Computer Studies to surf th internet for the information you need.


Group grades will be based on:

Web comprehension
Writing skills
Group work

To download the rubric click here.