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<ul><li><p>7/27/2019 Around the Town Classroom Activities</p><p> 1/2</p><p>The Richmond Vodcast Series</p><p>Richmond Publishing, 2011</p><p>BournemouthQuestClassroom Activities</p><p>Language focus</p><p>VOCABULARY/FUNCTION: asking for and giving directions</p><p>SKILLS PRACTICE: speaking</p><p>Before the activity</p><p>Students watch BournemouthQuest Vodcast at home or in the classroom. Each student will</p><p>need a copy of Worksheet 1. Prior to starting the activities, you may like to revise language for</p><p>asking for and giving directions (go straight on, take the third right, etc.).</p><p>Procedure</p><p>1 Elicit from the class what they can remember from the vodcast. What did Tom and Alessandra</p><p>have to nd? Was it easy or difcult? What did they have to bring back from each place? Ask theclass if any of them have been to Bournemouth. Did they like it? What did they visit there?</p><p>2 Hold up a copy of Worksheet 1 and elicit some suggestions for the function of each marked</p><p>building (tourist information, bank, library, arts centre, souvenir shop, etc.). The students should</p><p>write the names of the buildings in the spaces at the bottom of the worksheet as the class</p><p>decides them. When you have nished, everyone in the class will have the same map.</p><p>3 Organise the class into pairs. In each pair, Student A species a start point and asks directions</p><p>to another point on the map. Student B then gives directions. The students then reverse roles.</p><p>Repeat the procedure as many times as you wish. You may nd it helpful to set up the activity</p><p>with a demonstration rst.</p><p>Homework extension activity</p><p>Using the internet, students research and preparea report about the city of Bournemouth. This couldinclude photos, interesting facts about the city itselfand about its history. Bournemouth is a good choicefor a research task, partly because it is only 200 yearsold and so its history is of a manageable size, andpartly because the changes it has been throughsymbolise some of the social changes that haveoccurred in Britain over that time.</p><p>Alternatively, you may wish students to write a reportbased on the following:</p><p>A recent survey found that Bournemouth is thehappiest place in Britain, with 82% of peoplequestioned saying they were happy with their lives.Find out about Bournemouth, and suggest possiblereasons for this.</p></li><li><p>7/27/2019 Around the Town Classroom Activities</p><p> 2/2</p><p>The Richmond Vodcast Series</p><p>Richmond Publishing, 2011</p><p>Where are Toms fathers family from?</p><p>Worksheet1</p><p>1 ____________________________________________ 2 ____________________________________________ 3 ____________________________________________</p><p>4 ____________________________________________ 5 ____________________________________________ 6 ____________________________________________</p><p>7 ____________________________________________ 8 ____________________________________________ 9 ____________________________________________</p><p>1</p><p>2 3</p><p>4 5</p><p>67</p><p>8</p><p>9</p></li></ul>