How much do you know about the United Kingdom?

INGLES B1

PROCESS

 

1. Surf the net and visit the links below to find useful information.

2. Read the articles carefully and watch the videos suggested.

3. Look at the chart and fill in the blanks with the information you´ve gathered.

4. Follow the instructions and publish on twitter while you work on the activities.

5. Read the sentences and decide whether they are True or False. Check with the sites.

6. Visit the links suggested, gather information and pictures given on the websites and decide which ones you will include in your prezi.  Use your own words for the descriptions. So, do not copy every word from the internet!

7. Select the information you consider appropriate for your prezi.

8. Organize your ideas and images and design a prezi describing the region you would like to visit during your free weekend.

 

 

The links below illustrate characteristics of the United Kingdom and its people. Explore the websites and watch the videos in order to learn more about the British culture.

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/video-uk/four-nations

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/four_nations_01.shtml

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/how/how-understand-difference-between-uk-and-great-britain

 

 

How do you feel about studying English abroad? Make a post on twitter and use one of both  the these hashtags  #studyingintheUK  #UKexperience

Complete the table using the information from the websites you´ve visited

 

COUNTRY

 

                                  

POPULATION

 

 

CAPITAL CITY

 

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

IDENTITY AND SOCIETY

 

                                                                                            

HEAD OF STATE

 

 

PIME MINISTER

 

 
   

 

 Look at the sentences below and decide if they are T (true) or F (false):

 

1. Buckingham palace is situated in Belfast.

2. The Titanic was built in Wales.

3. The Tower of London is a medieval building which was a prison.

4. Romans were the first inhabitants of Scotland naming it Caledonia.

5. On September, 18, 2014, there was an independence referendum and Scotish voters opted to remain part of the United Kingdom.

6. You can see a collection of photographs and caricatures in the national portrait gallery in London.

7. You can see Stonehenge if you travel to England.

8. Wales doesn´t have its own currancy.

 

Visit the sites below and check your answers, please:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/britain/wales.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/country/scotland.html

http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/belfast/default.aspx

http://www.hoteltravel.com/england/guides/overview.htm

http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/

 

Now that you´ve learned about the UK, choose a region to visit at the weekend and explain why you think it is the best option. Design a prezi to illustrate the region and prepare your oral presentation. You will then discuss with your partners and decide on the best option.

 Why did you choose this region? Publish on twitter using  #bestregion

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITY

After reflecting on the UK, think about Argentina and our customs. Mention 5 aspects that best illustrate Argentinians and say why. You will talk about this once you start your English course in the UK.

Now watch the video below and see how foreigners living in Buenos Aires see us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igaHib0rgRU

After watching:  What do you think? Do you agree? Do you feel identified with the ideas mentioned? Why? Why not?

What do you think about the English? What do you know about them afer working on this webquest? List some ideas below, please. You can also use pictures to illustrate them.

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