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What a great adventure!!

You are going to prepare a programme to spend 1 day in Selwo Aventura Park (or similar). Work in a group of 4 students.


§ Read the information you have about the park and write a brief paragraph with the activities you have chosen. Here are some useful links:
Selwo Aventura (Málaga)
Selwo Marina (Málaga)
Oasys (Almería)
Valwo (Castilla y León)
Chessington World of Adventures (UK)
Flamingo Land (UK)

§ Show your partners the information you have got and decide the order and time of the activities.
§ Elaborate the set of rules of the park.
§ Choose some pictures for your programme.
§ Elaborate the activities programme

§ Presentation to the rest of the class
§ Evaluation: each group ask a question to the rest of groups and take notes on the evaluation cards. Then each group punctuate the routes, the workshops, the adventure activities and the order of all activities with 1, 2 or 3 points. The group with the higher score will be the winner, so their programme will be hanged on the classroom notice board.

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What other city is so photographed, filmed and sung about?
Did you know that everybody went to Paris till Dickens popularized London?

Things have changed a lot in Paris since the prisoner from 105 North Tower of the Bastille Prison got free and since he and his daughter, Lucie Manette, had to go back to this city, where that terrible machine of death, the Guillotine, waited hungrily for the enemies of France.
At this time, people travelled in coaches. Coaches were pulled by horses. The roads were very bad. There were no trains or cars. Journeys were long and difficult. Men on horses took messages and letters. There were no post offices or telephones, no computers or internet, no emails or phone calls.
Let’s explore Paris, the city where Quasimodo and Esmeralda lived and where Charles Darnay fell victim to the wrath of the French revolution.
TASK: You are going to spend 24 hours in Paris. Where will you go? What will you do? Plan out your 24 hours, including the places mentioned in the novels Tale of Two Cities and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

1. Find useful information before planning your visit (Use the list of questions below)
2. Decide how to spend your time
3. Send a postcard to a friend, starting " Paris rules! It is the most interesting place I have ever visited."


Before starting planning, you will work individually to find out some useful information about this city
a) What is the name of the famous prison where Mr Manette spent 18 years?
b) What monuments or tourist attractions can you find where this prison stood?
c) What is the name of the most famous cathedral in Paris?
d) What’s the name of the Island where this famous cathedral is located?
e) How many steps do you have to climb if you want to get to the top?
f) What are the opening times? How much does it cost to visit the cathedral? And the towers?
g) Name four major attractions in Paris http://www.timeout.com/paris/
h) How many restaurants are there in the Eiffel Tower? What is the most expensive?
i) If you want to visit Victor Hugo’s grave, where will you have to go? What other important people are buried there?
j) What can you do in the evening? http://www.viator.com/Paris/d479-ttd
What is the Batobus? and what can you see? http://www.batobus.com/english/index.htm
a) What are the most famous shopping departments in Paris? http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Paris/Paris_shopping.shtml
b) How many airports are there in Paris? What are their names?
c) How can you get from Paris to London? How long does it take now?

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Useful vocabulary for itinerary

What are you planning to visit and to do in Paris?

the first day la première journée
the second day la deuxième journée
in the morning le matin
in the afternoon l’après-midi
in the evening le soir
arrive arriver à
depart partir de
book réserver
hotel l’hôtel
nearby tout près, à proximité
we would like to nous aimerions / voudrions
we want to nous voulons
we plan to nous avons l’intention de

begin by commencer par
visit visiter
return retourner, rentrer
on our return au retour
continue on poursuivre
go to aller à
see voir
go shopping faire du shopping / faire les magasins
go window-shopping faire le lèche-vitrines
take a stroll faire une promenade / une balade
wander around flâner
catch a train/bus/taxi prendre le métro / le bus / le taxi
go on foot aller à pied
neighbourhood / area / locale le quartier / les alentours / l’endroit
we’ll have time for nous aurons le temps de
it takes 30 minutes to get to il faut une demi-heure pour aller à…
have a snack manger un snack
have breakfast prendre (notre) petit-déjeuner
have lunch prendre (notre) déjeuner
have dinner dîner
browse parcourir
admission l’entrée
free gratuity
expensive cher
inexpensive économique
a guide will show us around le/la guide nous montrera
hire louer
a tour of un tour de
a ride un tour en bicyclette/bateau/voiture

tourist trap une piège à touristes
take a break faire une pause

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