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6.1

Objectives

Asking for and understanding simple directions.

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Set of 6 maps: A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3.

1 Teach the following new vocabulary or amend the maps accordingly:

tennis court; factory; baker's; castle; campsite.

2 Give each learner a set of three maps - set A and set B. In pairs, they take turns in asking where the places indicated are and note their location on their map from their partner's reply.

3 At the end of the activity maps are compared - they should be identical.

These can be retained as portfolio evidence.

6.2

Objectives

Using the language of units 5 and 6 to talk about places in an open-ended way, giving learners a choice in what they say.

Materials

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1 Prepare by presenting matrices of possible sentence structures used to talk about a town.

(no) hay una farmacia
dos restaurantes
en el centro
enfrente de la estación
al final de la calle Highgate
el cine
la piscina
las tiendas
(no) está
están
en las afueras
abierto/a/s
cerrado/a/s

2 Ask learners, working in groups of two, three or four, to imagine they're talking to someone from Spain about their home town / village. Give them a fixed time (10-15 minutes) to come up with as many simple statements as they can, e.g.

  • No hay una piscina.
  • Hay varios supermercados.
  • El banco abre a las nueve.
  • Hay un restaurante italiano en High Street.
  • La comisaría está al lado del ayuntamiento.

An element of competition enhances this activity.

3 At the end of the time allowed, each group reads out one of their statements in turn until all the prepared statements are exhausted. The activity can be further consolidated and / or extended by asking questions to the group as a whole, e.g.

¿Hay un restaurante francés?
¿El supermercado abre a las nueve de la tarde?

 

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