Thursday, 10 December 2009
After watching the film "Around the World in 80 Days" you are going to do some exercises about the film. You're going to learn some new vocabulary and, at the same time, revise a few old things, too.
Click and do the following interactive exercise (countries, cities...).
After finishing the exercises you have to do a powerpoint presentation including pictures and information about the following things:
1- Who wrote the novel? When?
2-Which countries did Phileas Fogg visit during his trip? Copy a map and draw the route on it. Then paste it in your slide.
3- Which vehicles did he use to travel around the world?
4- Choose one of the following topics and go to Wikipedia to find information for your next slide.
a- “Everything has already been invented.”
Lord William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907)
Do you believe Lord Kelvin’s statement? Find out about
famous inventors and inventions at the end of the 19th century.
b-In a Paris art gallery, Phileas Fogg looks at a painting
and says, “Trees are not violet.”
Which artists were known as the Impressionists? What is Impressionism?
c- Our fearless trio travel on the Orient Express, only to be
stopped in Ankara by Prince Hapi.The Orient Express began service
from Paris to Constantinople in 1883. It crossed six countries.
Learn more about the luxurious Orient Express.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
During the following two weeks you're going to discover a lot of things about New York. You're going to do a powerpoint presentation following the instructions given to you in the webquest called "A Trip to New York". To start the webquest click here