LESSON PLAN N°1School:Class: 2nd Year High SchoolLevel : ElementaryTrainee teachers: Piazza, Maria Eugenia and Daniela Czemernicki.Lesson Date: 21/8/2012Time allotted: fifty minutes.Communicative Goal: Talking about future plans.Grammar focus: -Vocabulary focus: couple,Recycled language: hotel, shops, holidays, shows, going toWarmer (5 min)The teacher will write the word our holidays will brainstorm some ideas about it. T will ask about theirfavourite places to go on holiday; who they go with and their possible activities.WebActivity 1: Webquest: http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=161957 Time allotted: 30 minName: Webquest Part 1Type: communicativeFocus: reading and writing.Pattern of interaction: Pair work.Brief explanation: SS will work in pairs in the computer lab on the first part of the webquest. They willimagine that they are travelling to London. They will have to find the cheapest prices for the flights andcomplete the chart visiting these websites: www.travel.yahoo.comand www.expedia.com. www.octopustravel.com Yahoo Expedia Octopus TravelFlightsHotelsFlights + Hotels
What next Time allotted: 10 minStudents will share their plans and findings with the whole class. Teacher will ask questions about thehotels they are going to stay and the flights they get visiting the websites.LESSON PLAN N°2School:Class: 2nd Year High SchoolLevel : ElementaryTrainee teachers: Piazza, Maria Eugenia and Daniela Czemernicki.Lesson Date: 22/8/2012Book:Time allotted: fifty minutes.Communicative Goal: Talking about future plans.Grammar focus: -Vocabulary focus:Recycled language: hotel, shops, holidays, shows, couple, going toWarmer (5 min)The teacher shows the students four different pictures of different places to go on holidays. The idea is forthe students to think about different activities to do, places to go, etc. They may be using the “going to”form o create sentences.Web:Activity 1: Webquest: http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=161957 Time allotted: 30 minName: Webquest Part 2Type: communicativeFocus: reading and writing.Pattern of interaction: Pair work.Brief explanation: SS will work in pairs in the computer lab on the second part of the webquest. Thesecond part consists of answering some questions about the activities you can do and the places you can
visit in London. They will have to visit two different websites to find the answers to the questions. Theywill go to: http://www.timeout.com/london/olympics-2012/ and http://www.visitlondon.com/They will use this guide in order to answer the questions. 1. Go to www.visitlondon.com and choose the option Accommodation from the menu. Choose three types of accommodation you would like to stay and write: Prices Addresses Facilities Time of arrival and departure 2. Go to the Places to go section. Click on Attractions, and look for this information: What are the top attractions in London? Choose at least two Where are they? How can you get there? Prices Facilities Timetable 3. Finally, go to what’s on section. Click on Special Events section, and look for information: Which are the special events in London? Choose at least two What are they about? How can you go? Dates Times 4. Go to www.timeout.com and choose the option bars and restaurants from the menu: Choose two bars and restaurants that you like and write: Special offers and prices Opening and closing times 5. Go to the section Shopping. Click on Oxford Street Shopping Guide. Go to Oxford Street FAQ and look for this information: What is the best time to go shopping? How can you get there? Where can you find a toilet? Are there pickpockets?
What next: Time allotted: 10 minAfter finishing answering thesomeone who: Find questions, Teacher will write on the board: …is going to go to Big Ben. … is going to watch a football match. …is going to visit a museum …Is going to visit a bar.
After that, Teacher will encourage SS to work in pairs asking questions to see if one of them have donethese activities. Then, Teacher will ask the questions to the whole class and the pair who has done theactivity mentioned, will raise their hand.LESSON PLAN N°3School:Class: 2nd Year High SchoolLevel : ElementaryTrainee teachers: Piazza, Maria Eugenia and Daniela Czemernicki.Lesson Date: 29/8/2012Book: New English File ElementaryTime allotted: fifty minutes.Communicative Goal: Talking about future plans.Grammar focus: -Vocabulary focus: -Recycled language: hotel, shops, holidays, shows, couple, going toWarmer: Time allotted: 5 minutesStudents will go to the computer’s lab. They will sit in pairs to work on the last part of the webquest thatwill be assigned later. First, the T will write: London’s Olympic Games and she will brainstorm thedifferent sports played in the Olympic Games. If necessary, she will show images of sports SS may notknow.Web:Activity 1: Webquest: http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=161957 Time allotted: 30 minName: webquest part 3Type: communicativeFocus: reading and writingPattern of interaction: Pair workBrief explanation: The students will complete the last part of the webquest in pairs. After visiting thewebsites and collecting information about London and the Olympic Games, they will create a brochure
with the places or sport events that they liked and send it by E-mail to the teacher using this websites.Teacher will explain the steps to log in and some basic tools that students can use.www.glogster.com What next: Time allotted: 10 minutesAfter finishing the brochure, Teacher will exchange SS works and a pair will have to make sentences aboutthe other pair’s plans. For example, Mary and Christian are going to…References: • Ivatt, Clare & Fyfe, Quenton.1999.About BritainThis website is all about Britain, here you can find any information you want about Britain, for example,hotels, attraction, towns, among others. It is very well organized as everything is divided in categories soyou know where to find what you want. This website is up-to-date, and we can know this because it tellsyou, on top of the page, when it was last updates. It seems o have very interesting and attractive contents. Ithas pictures that illustrate different places in Britain. It has also links to other pages about the UK. It isreally complete. There is a link which says “link to us”, where you can find more information about this
page, and it offers you the chance to contact the possible authors, maybe, so it seems to be accurate. It isreally an interesting page if you want to know more about UK, especially Britain. • 2000. Audioenglish.netThis website doesn’t have an “about me” link. Although it seems to be very useful, I do not know who theauthors are. It has a lot of dialogues about different topics, and types of English; for example, businessEnglish, English for beginners, etc. and the content seems reliable and accurate. The website is up-to –datedue to the different role-plays and dialogues it contains, for example, accounting English; making atelephone conversation or booking a flight at the airport. However, we do not know when it was updated.The website was launched in 2000 and it is protected by copyright until 2008. The content is veryinteresting because of the different types of English that can be practised. The website contains role-playactivities, online tests, and audio files such as telephone conversations, or dialogues about different topics.The website functions really well and you can listen to the audio perfectly. You can navigate through thecontents easily, because each dialogue is labeled and belongs to a category. The website is quite attractive. • Dunton , Caroline. 2009. BBC Learning English.This website belongs to the BBC and it is run by a BBC team which is presented in the website when youclick the button “about us” This person, , has worked for the BBC for a long time and now runs thiswebsite. She speaks German, French and Spanish, so it seems to be a qualified person. The website is up-to date; in fact, it was updated on August 23 rd, 2012. The website is very stimulating because it containspodcasts, videos and also a TV-series called “The Flatmates” It has exercises, new vocabulary, news and aspecial section for teachers. The links to videos and audio files function very well. It’s very attractive andyou can navigate through the content easily because of the photographs included. • 2007. BusyTeacher Free printable worksheets.This website is useful to download and adapt worksheets for different classes. Despite the variety ofworksheets the website may contain and that the content seems to be reliable, there is no author or “aboutme” section. It is a community who shares and uploads different worksheets to be used among themembers who had signed up to it. The website is up-to-date because new material is added every day. Thecontent is stimulating and useful because you can search the topic or the grammar item you need and youcan have video worksheets, songs and grammar practice. It is a website exclusively for teachers as it alsocontains articles about teaching different topics. On the other hand, finding a useful activity takes timebecause you cannot always find exactly what you need and you have to adapt the activities or change them
before using them. The website is attractive visually and navigating through it is very easy. The websitefunctions very well and there are not broken links. • Poehland, Joerg. 1999. English- hilfen Learning English onlineThis website is useful because you can find a lot of grammar exercises, but the fact that the author isunknown cannot guarantee the accuracy of it. The website does not have an “about me” section and theonly thing we can infer is that the website is German. Despite this problem, the content is accurate andadaptable to use with different students. We cannot state that the website is up-to-date because we do notknow when the last entry was written. The content is quite interesting because there are a lot of exercises,download material for teachers, a forum, games and vocabulary exercises. The website is easy to navigatethrough it because there is a column on the left of the page where you can find whatever you need. • 2012. Expedia.inc This website is similar to the one in Yahoo. It is the world’s largest online travel company. It doesn’t contain and an “about me” link, so we don’t know the author or the authors. The content is very useful and interesting. It doesn’t seem to be very reliable. Although this, it’s easy to navigate and it works well as there are no broken links in it. The different sections are labeled and divided in categories so it is easy for you to find what you are looking for. The content seems to be up-to-date but we don’t know when it was last updated. It is a website that offers you the opportunity to book your trips, the opportunity to find a place to go, different hotels and it also gives you the chance to explore different activities you can do in different places. One important characteristic of this website is that it is in different languages, so this allows people from any part of the world to use it. • Prepsl, Patrick, Santorcl, Martin & Smola, Roman. 2007.Glogster • This website is used to create posters and brochures. I think that it could be useful for students. This website has no author but includes an “about us” section. It’s visually attractive. It’s like a community in which students share their works, comment and also they can participate in contests. The links are working and the website is easy to navigate but you need to sign up to start using the tools and creating the projects. • Hangman This website is not accurate enough. We do not know who the author is or a “ about us” section. Despite this, the content seems to be reliable. In the homepage you can select different options and play Hangman. We do not know if the page is up-to-date because it has no entries at all, but the website has a lot of options to play this game. The website is quite attractive because of the colours and the way the game is developed. The website is easy to navigate through and visually attractive. The content is quite
interesting as the categories contained can be for example, Harry Potter or just favourite misspelled words. In my opinion, this website is good to break the ice in a first class or just for an activation of a certain topic. The page functions perfectly and the sound can be listened very well. • The London organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games. 2007. London 2012 Paralympics and Olympics games. This website is useful to find out about The Paralympics Games. We don’t know who the author is but the website contains a “contact us” link. The content is reliable. You can find out about the different sports that are part of the Games. The website is up-to-date, especially because it is dealing with a topic that id due to start in a few days. The content is stimulating and attractive because there are pictures, videos, links to others websites containing information about London. The links work perfectly and the website is easy to navigate as the sections are divided in different categories. • 2011.Octopus travel.This website is another site similar to the one of Yahoo and the other one called Expedia. This kind of website is onein which you can consult different places to go, hotels where to stay, activities to do, and you can book your tripsonline as well. In order to do so, you need to have an account to enter, so you need to register. As the others, it doesnot have an “about me” link, so we don’t know who the author is. We think the content is reliable and up-to-date,although we do not know when it was lat updated. The site works perfectly well, the links are not broken, and itseems to be organized, what makes it easy to navigate. It contains fewer pictures than the others, something thatmakes it less attractive and stimulating. Different from “Octopus”, this website is only in Spanish or in English, so itcan be a bit difficult for people who know neither English nor Spanish to use it. • Time Out Group .2012.Time Out Feedback Time out is a very interesting site that offers information about many cities or countries in the world. To do so, you have a list of different places so you can access to the one you prefer. For example if you click in Barcelona, you can find out whatever you want about it. The site is very interesting and attractive enough. The content seems to be updated. However, we don’t know when it was last updated. It contains a link that says “about the site”, if you click there, you can find more information about it, even where and how to contact the possible creators. Everything is well organized and you can access the links perfectly. • Yahoo inc. 2012. Yahoo Travel
This website does not contain an “about me” link because it is part of a Yahoo page. So we do not know who the author is, or who the authors are. The content is very useful and reliable; it offers many opportunities for the students to explore many trip plans as well as travel guides, and it also offers people the chance to book a trip through this website. The website is up-to –date due to the different pictures, ideas it offers and the information about different places it provides is reliable and updated. However, we do not know when it was late updated. The content is very interesting and stimulating especially for students. It is really attractive because of the colorful and real images it has. And it is also easy to navigate as each topic is labeled and belongs to a category. The website works perfectly well. • Visit Britain. 2010. Visit Britain This website is about Britain like the other one. It contains an “about me” link but, we don’t know the authors. It does not seem to be up-to-date, because it it still dealing with the Olympic Games. Although this, it has very interesting information and you can find out about destination, thing to do, Britain’s heritage as well as its culture. It may be attractive due to the illustrations it has. It works well, the links are not broken. They are very well organized. The sound, the videos and the animations work really well. • London & Partners. Visit London.This website is an official one. It is run by an official promotional organization for London, attracting anddelivering value to business, students and visitors, so we can infer that the information is accurate. Thewebsite provides information about the different events taken place in London during the year, theactivities people can do and some places to visit. The website is up-to – date because it containsinformation about the weather and the last entry of the blog was on August 24 th. The website is stimulatingbecause it contains a lot of information about travelling to London, accommodation and different festivalsand events, and also videos. It’s easy to navigate and visually attractive. There are no broken links and thevideos function perfectly. • Dodge, Bernie. 2007. Webquest.orgThis website is useful to learn how to do webquests. The page is run by Ph.D Bernie Dodge. There’s no an“about me” section in this website but you can contact this person if there’s a problem. The web is not up-to-date because the last entry was on October 28 th, 2008. This site is interesting because you can create,find and share webquests with people from around the world in a community and the other members cancomment on your webquests and give recommendations. It’s attractive and you can navigate through thecontent easily. Despite not being up-to-date, the links are not broken and you can access the links perfectly. • Zunal Administrator.2001.Zunal WebQuest Maker
This website is useful to create webquests. We don’t know who the author is but the website contains an“about us” section The content is reliable. You can create and have examples of different webquests abouta lot of topics. This website is a community where people can share their works. The website is up-to-datebecause you can also access the website on Smartphones. The homepage contains rankings of the latestwebquests; however, we cannot say where the last entry was written. The content is quite stimulatingbecause there are webquests in different languages about diverse subjects such as Social Studies, Science,etc, The links work perfectly and the website is easy to navigate as the sections are divided in columns andthe webquests are divided into different categories.