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ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY TRAVELLNG



I N T R O D U C T I O N

Travelling nowadays has become an important part of modern life. Millions of people all over the world travel about their own countries and to foreign lands as well. People travel to visit natural destinations such as seas, lakes, rivers, mountain ranges, deserts and so on. It’s always interesting to discover new things and other ways of life, to meet different people, taste different food, examine various architectural styles, visit museums and picture galleries. It’s common knowledge that travelling is a key to understanding other cultures and a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the world we live in.

I guess everybody will agree that travel broadens the mind. That’s true. Getting out of the place where you always live, then going to an unfamiliar place will be a kind of unforgettable experience in your life.

So this is our today’s topic: travelling. But not just travelling as it is. In our virtual journey I intend to suggest you something unusual. Alongside with such popular tourist destination as Great Britain we are going to explore some places which are really mystical, occult and weird and can be worthily called the Mysteries and Wonders of the World. Just imagine that you’re having a real tour and let’s start. Choose the most fascinating place and enjoy your travel. But don’t forget that your main purpose is to learn about this place as much as possible and to present successfully the received information to your mates. Some supplementary materials such as a dictionary, exercises and short tests, audio texts and video fragments will help you to achieve your aim. Good luck!

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So let’s go to the TASK now.







Task

Step I

There are many places on Earth which impress you greatly by their incredible beauty and unique nature. Do you know any? I believe you do. If no, then it’s high time to visit some of them and to plunge into their charm and mystery. But first you should get perfectly ready for your journey. Do you consider yourself a good or a bad traveller? You may invite someone to accompany you and let’s see what kind of travellers you are!

Step II

Have you already explored our “good old Europe” completely? I believe you haven’t. Then let’s start our journey just from there and deal with articles with proper names.

Step III

Now you are ready for more exotic and extraordinary travels.

For your research to be successful you are suggested to do the following tasks and activities:

- to do some on-line tests and quizzes

- to read the text and answer some questions.

- to listen to the text and do some exercises.

- to watch short videos and to sum up some information about the places you’ve seen

Not to forget about everything you’ll hear and see you’ll also need a Travel Notebook (see the Supplement). In this notebook you must put down all useful and interesting information necessary for your work. So choose the point of your destination and come on!

Step IV

Your task here will be to surf the Net and gather as much information as possible about the sight you’ll choose. You’ll find all the necessary links at a corresponding page. You can see it when you’ll choose your destination point. You can also copy or download some images or information that will help you to depict the peculiar features of the place you are going to talk about.

Step V

Now it’s high time to share your impressions about your travel with the mates. You can do it in any form you like. Choose a role you like best:

1. You are an ad designer. Make an advert for a travel magazine. Use Power Point tools for creating a presentation.

2. You are a journalist. Write an essay about any modern wonder of the world or any mysterious place on the planet. Illustrate your essay with some images. You can use Power Point or Live Movie Maker tools for making a presentation or a film.

3. Write a letter to your friend. Describe the journey you’ve made.









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Step I Hello! Have you already explored our “good old Europe” completely? I believe you haven’t. Then let’s start our journey just from there and deal with articles with proper names.


Good and Bad Travellers



Are you ready for you long distance travel? Let’s see.

hello_html_4bb8a701.jpgPeople fall into two distinct types – good travellers and bad ones. Match each type to the statement given in the list. There are two extra letters that you don’t need to use.


Good Travellers

Bad Travellers


















a) know where they want to go;

b) always have alarm clock problems;

c) prepare efficiently;

d) rush round in panic;

e) come to the station without vital briefcase;

f) reach their destination without delay or complication;

g) have lots of misadventure;

h) know alternative roots;

i) if the train is cancelled can’t find an alternative train;

j) always return home to collect what they have left;

k) miss their train;

l) can obtain the right information quickly;

m) check the camping equipment carefully;

n) book tickets beforehand;

o) have too much luggage, mote than they need;

p) they are going to fly to their destination



Key:

Good Travellers

Bad Travellers

a) know where they want to go;

b) always have alarm clock problems;

c) prepare efficiently;

d) rush round in panic;

f) reach their destination without delay or complication;

e) come to the station without vital briefcase;

h) know alternative roots;

g) have lots of misadventure;

m) check the camping equipment carefully;

i) if the train is cancelled can’t find an alternative train;

l) can obtain the right information quickly;

j) always return home to collect what they have left;


k) miss their train;


o) have too much luggage, mote than they need;






Now you can go to STEP II


































Step II

Welcome to Europe!


Welcome to Europe! Our journey has just begun and Europe is our starting point. Look at the map and fill in an article (a, an, the) where necessary.

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1________

2________

3________

4________

5________

6________

7________

8________

9________

10_______

11_______

12_______
13_______

14_______

15_______

16_______

17_______

18_______

19_______

20_______

21_______

22_______

23_______

24_______















Key:

1. the 5. the 9. the 13. - 17. the

2. - 6. the 10. - 14. the 18. -

3. - 7. - 11. the 15. the 19.-

4. the 8. the 12. the 16. the 20. -


BRITAIN AT A GLANCE

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Step I

Welcome to Great Britain! You’ve already learned much about this European country. But there are plenty of facts that may be interesting and unknown to you. Do a short quiz. Then watch a film and check yourself.


The Britain at a Glance Quiz

1. The most of the British population lives in

a) Scotland b) England c) Wales


2. The Prime minister of Great Britain lives in

a) Downing Street b) the Buckingham Palace c) Windsor Castle


3. The Queen’s portrait is depicted on

a) British Coat of Arm b) coins c) telephone boxes


4. The Buckingham Palace is

a) the Queen’s residence b) the King’s residence c) the museum


5. Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of

a) Byron b) Burns c) Shakespeare


6. In Oxford and Cambridge people travel around the city

a) by bicycles b) by trams c) by a taxi


7. Lake District is the name of

a) the national park b) the forest c) the lake


8. Britain consists of (over)_________ islands.

a) 2 b) 100 c) 800


9. Trains through Channel Tunnel go to

a) St.-Petersburg b) Paris c) Berlin



Watch the film WINDOW ON BRITAIN and check you answers.

Key: 1. b) England 4. a) the Queen’s residence 7. a) the national park

2. a) Downing Street 5. c) Shakespeare 8. c) 800

3. b) coins 6. a) by bicycles 9. b) Paris



Step II

hello_html_891bf58.jpgWonderful! You’re now in one of the most enigmatic places on our planet. What is Stonehenge? What was it in the far past? A temple for religious ceremonies? A kind of a calendar? Or something else? Watch a video and do a short test.

STONEHENGE TEST



1. Stonehenge is one of the world’s greatest________________.

a) enigmas b) museums



2. Stonehenge had a major _________ significance to people who’d built it.

a) practical b) spiritual



3. The construction of Stonehenge continued over_________ years.

a) 1500 b) 2500



4. Some of the _________stones were transported from the Preseli Mountains.

a) large b) small



5. Did the Druids build Stonehenge as a spectacular ___________?

a) cathedral b) temple



6. Some people believe that Stonehenge was built in ______________ times.

a) pre – Christian b) pre – historic



7. The first record of the Druids is dated by the _______ century.

a) first b) third



8. The first record of the Druids is a thousand years ________ Stonehenge was at its zenith.

a) after a) before



Step III.

Click here and check your answers using the text.

STONEHENGE

Stonehenge... For thousands of years one of the world’s great archeological enigmas. The unraveling of that mystery begins with some fundamental questions not the least of which is: what did the people, who built Stonehenge, believe in? The structure of this scale of antiquity almost certainly had a major spiritual significance to those who’d built it.

Construction began on a Stonehenge site over 5 thousand years ago. It continued all in all of 1500 years in 3 distinct phases. Some of the huge stones were transported hundred of miles from the Preseli Mountains in Wales to the monument site on Salisbury Plain in south-west England. But the mechanics of Stonehenge don’t help to explain what drove a community to expend so much time and energy in building such a structure. Whatever its purpose - Druids’ temple, Megalithic planetarium, temple of the human sacrifice – whoever built it, meant business. “From that moment it was conceived: Stonehenge had a meaning to the people who’d built it”.

In a popular imagination the connection between Stonehenge and the Sun worship has its roots in the pre–Christian Druid movement. So did the Druids build Stonehenge as a spectacular temple to the Sun? It seems highly unlikely. The first record of the Druids is no earlier than the third century BC, over a thousand years after Stonehenge was at its zenith. It’s clear that if the Druids ever had anything to do with Stonehenge, it was after finding it in its current abandoned state.

This is a place of power. Any place that is used for a long time for a spiritual purpose or for any other common purpose built up its own power. And this is really the spiritual centre of England”.

Key to the test:

1. a) enigmas 3. a) 1500 5. b) temple 7. b) third

2. b) spiritual 4. b) large 6. b) pre – Christian 8. a) after





Step IV

Your task now will be to surf the Net and find some more interesting facts about Britain.

Here are the links helpful for your research:


Step V

Now it’s high time to share your impressions about your travel with the mates. You can do it in any form you like. Choose a role you like best:

1. You are an ad designer. Make an advert for a travel magazine. Use Power Point tools for creating a presentation.

2. You are a journalist. Write an essay about any modern wonder of the world or any mysterious place on the planet. Illustrate your essay with some images. You can use Power Point or Live Movie Maker tools for making a presentation or a film.

3. Write a letter to your friend. Describe the journey you’ve made.













North America’s Wonders

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Welcome to North America! You’ve already learned much about this beautiful continent. But there are plenty of facts that may be interesting and unknown to you. Enjoy your journey and don’t forget to make notes in your travel notebook.

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Step I.

Watch a film about Moving Stones, read the text and do a short test.

The Moving Stones Test

Read the statement and choose the correct option.

1. Racetrack Playa is situated ___________________.

a) in the lake b) in the Death Valley



2. Long curving tracks are left by____________________.

a) a dried-up lake b) huge stones



3. The geologists labeled and recorded the positions of________________.

a) various stones b) various tracks



4. All the stones moved_________________.

a) in their own way b) in the same way



5. Some stones managed to move through ______________________.

a) sand b) a small fence



6. People ________________ strength and energy to push large stones.

a) don’t have b) have



7. Stones are moved by_________________.

a) magnetic vibrations b) atmospheric phenomena



8. If a strong wind was blowing after a rain the stones probably_______________________.

a) were sliding b) were rolling



Key:

1. b) in Death Valley 2. b) huge stones 3. a) various stones 4. a) in their own way 5. b) a small fence 6. a) don’t have 7. b) atmospheric phenomena 8. a) were sliding



Step II

Watch a film about the Grand Canyon and do a test.





The Grand Canyon Test

Read the statements and mark them with T (true), F (false) or NS (not stated)

1. The Grand Canyon National Park stretches along several states._____________

2. The Grand Canyon National Park is the largest national park in the world.________

3. The Grand Canyon landscape was sculptured by the Colorado River.__________

4. The first Europeans to discover the Colorado were the Spanish.____________

5. A descent on a mule back into the Canyon is risky.______________

6. To trial the ride you must be not very tall and heavy. ___________

7. If you do hiking you’ll need a lot of special equipment.______________

8. The temperature in the rims and on the floor of the Canyon is the same.___________

9. The best way to explore the Colorado River is rafting. ______________

10. At first the Colorado is calm then its waters become rough.____________

11. Nobody never swims in the Colorado.__________

12. The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the world.____________

Step III

Click here and check your answers using the text.

THE GRAND CANYON

Each year millions of people come to visit the most astonishing landscape in the world – the Grand Canyon. As much as a mile deep, 277 miles long and up to 18 miles across – its breathtaking beauty and scope inspire and overwhelm. The Grand Canyon is the deepest and oldest layer of the Colorado Plato, a story of erosion millions of years. In more ways than one it’s a place where history meets the present.

The Grand Canyon National Park founded in 1919 is located completely in the state of Arizona. Its 1900 sq. miles host nearly 5 million visitors every year.

This is a masterpiece shaped by erosion and sculptured by a tool of immense power – a river.

It is called the Real Colorado by early Spanish explorers – the first Europeans to discover it, and by us – simply the Colorado.

One of the most challenging Grand Canyon adventures is a descent on a mule back into the Canyon’s depth. This is the Bright Angel Trail Mule Ride, a guided two-day trip. To trail the ride you must be in a good physical condition, over 4 feet 7 inches tall and weigh less than 200 pounds. It’s a dizzying descent almost a mile down deeper and deeper to the Earth’s geological history which is written in layers of rock traceable back almost 2 billion years. The location offers glorious view of the Canyon. It’s a journey back in time.

As in most of our national parks hiking is our favourite sport. The hikers won’t need special equipment, just a backpack and plenty of food and water. Others expect more for an overnight camping. But all hikers must be in a good physical condition. Long distance hikers experience dramatic changes in climate. On the rims it may be brisk like in Canada in autumn, while in the Canyon’s floor it’s as hot as in Mexico during the summer.

Halfway between the North and the South rims there is Navajo Bridge and lease ferry, starting point for one of the most adventurous trips in the world. There is no better way to become personally acquainted with the Great Colorado River than rafting it on a raft. You and your companions are the skilled captain’s crew. These river adventures are long, from 3 lasting days with calmer waters at first and stops along the way. Then the waters are rougher, swimming is risky. The river is alarmingly cold. The great wild river takes off.

These rocks and cliffs, beauties and gorges are ever changing. The Grand Canyon is never finished. As long as the wind blows and the rain falls and the sources of erosion gride and buffer endlessly - this Canyon, of God’s creation and Mother Nature’s travail, will always be a wonder of the world.









Key:

1. b) False 5. c) Not Stated 9. a) True

2. c) Not Stated 6. a) True 10. a) True

3. a) True 7. b) False 11. c) Not Stated

4. a) true 8. b) False 12. b) False

Step IV

Your task now will be to surf the Net and find some more interesting facts about natural sights in North America.

Here are the links helpful for your research:

http://theunexplainedmysteries.com/Sailing-Stones-Moving-Rocks.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/sailing-stones-of-death-valley.html

http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4021

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1hoiHvOeGc




Step V

Now it’s high time to share your impressions about your travel with the mates. You can do it in any form you like. Choose a role you like best:

1. You are an ad designer. Make an advert for a travel magazine. Use Power Point tools for creating a presentation.

2. You are a journalist. Write an essay about any modern wonder of the world or any mysterious place on the planet. Illustrate your essay with some images. You can use Power Point or Live Movie Maker tools for making a presentation or a film.

3. Write a letter to your friend. Describe the journey you’ve made.













































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A U S T R A L I A





Welcome to Australia!

You’ve already learned much about this “upside-down” continent. But there are plenty of facts that may be interesting and unknown to you. Enjoy your journey and don’t forget to make notes in your travel notebook.



Step I

You are travelling to Australia by plane. On board the plane you can watch and listen to travel agencies commercials inviting you to visit this fantastic continent.

Listen to the commercial about Australia.

Welcome To Australia

Sparkling blue water, mountains and wide sandy beaches. Australia welcomes you to explore its picturesque sights and uncover its secrets. There is no more breathtaking travel destination on earth than Australia. However, making the most of your visit requires knowledge of the region.

Australia has long been a little mount for most of the people of the world. This is probably due to its geographical position. It is an island continent lying south-east of Asia. Australia is the smallest continent and the largest island in the world. It is formed of one enormous island and one small one called Tasmania. It covers an area the same as the USA and is more than 30 times larger than Great Britain.

Australia is the flattest of all continents. Only 5 per cent of the land is very high. Its most significant mountain chain is the Great Dividing Range. The eastern part of the chain is known as the Australian Alps. Mount Kosciusko in the Australian Alps is Australia’s highest point.

There are a few rivers and lakes in Australia. Australia’s best known river is the Murray but the longest is the Darling.

Most of Australia’s areas are desert country. In fact, the Great Sandy and the Great Victoria deserts rank among the largest deserts in the world.

4 out of 5 Australians live in the eastern state cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. Add to these two more – Adelaide in South Australia and Perth in Western Australia.

Why not design your holiday with a fabulous stay in one of the most exciting cities in the South Pacific? Sydney is the largest city on the continent. It’s located on the coast of Port Jackson Bay. It’s too good an opportunity to miss.

Australia is south of the Equator so the seasons are the opposite way- round. The winter season is from June to August and in December, January and February Australians are enjoying summer time.

Now there are many nations in Australia speaking different languages. English’s being the official language. Explore the great outdoors on a memorable journey: “When we say “the best” we mean “the very best”.



Now complete the following information using the appropriate geographical names.

Sydney Great Victoria Canberra Great Dividing Range Melbourne Kosciusko Darling Murray Tasmania Brisbane Darling Australian Alps Perth

Adelaide Port Jackson Bay Great Sandy





Australia is formed of one big island and one small one called


The most famous Australia’s mountain chain is the


Its eastern part is called the


Its highest point is called the


The longest river in Australia is the


The largest city in Australia is


The largest deserts are the


and the


Sydney overlooks


The best-known river in Australia is the


The western state city is



is located in South Australia



Click here and check your answers using the key.

Key:

Australia is formed of one big island and one small one called


Tasmania

The most famous Australia’s mountain chain is the

Great Dividing Range

Its eastern part is called the

Australian Alps

Its highest point is called the

Kosciusko

The longest river in Australia is the

Darling

The largest city in Australia is

Sydney

The largest deserts are the

Great Sandy

and the

Great Victoria

Sydney overlooks

Port Jackson Bay

The best-known river in Australia is the

Murray

The western state city is

Perth

Adelaide

is located in South Australia



Step II

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ABORIGINAL LEADER QUIZ



You are one of the elders in your tribe. You live in the desert. It is hot and dry. There are very few trees, there are no buildings. No one can read or write. Many animals live in the desert. You have no weapons to use for hunting. What will you, as a leader, do to keep your people alive? Circle the best answer.


1) What do you need to find first?

a) a house b) food c)clothes d) water


2) What two weapons would you make to hunt for food?

a) gun b) spear c) bow and arrow d) club

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3) How would you keep records of what your tribe has done?

a) history books b) songs and stories c) diaries and journals


4) What kind of shelter would you build for your people?

a) wood houses b) brick houses c) none


5) How would you cook your food?

a) on a stove b) in a microwave c) rub your sticks together to start a fire


6) What job would everyone have?

a) carpenter b) food gatherer c) shoemaker


7) How often would you move from place to place?

a) once a year b) never c) almost every day


8) What kind of clothes would you wear?

a) shirt and pants b) a robe c) no clothes



Step III

After you have circled all answers, read the text that follows. Then looked over the answers you circled again. Are there any answers you’d like to change after reading the text?

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I am a traditional aborigine. I live in Australia. Aborigine means first inhabitant. Some Aborigines live on the coast near the sea, but my people live in the hot, dry desert near the middle of Australia.

Aborigines came to Australia over 40,000years ago. Some people think we came in boats, and others think there was a land bridge we walked across. No one really knows for sure. My people did not read or write, so we have no history book to study. We kept track to our past through songs and stories. In that way we remember our past and give meaning to our lives and culture.

We believe in what we call Dreaming. This is when spirits created the world and gave it life. Then the spirits went to live in a rock or a tree. These became sacred to the Aborigines. They are preserved, guarded and honoured.

Every Aborigine had one main job. That was to find food. Both men and women were expert hunters, and everyone had to know what was safe to eat and what was not. We were always careful not to over-pick fruits and vegetables. We left some to grow for the next year. Aborigines spent over three- quarters of the day gathering food.

Our weapon consisted of a wood spear, a club and a boomerang. We did not have any metals. Our weapons were made of wood and rock.

We did not build houses because we were constantly moving to new places hunting for food. It was so hot that we needed very little shelter. We started a fire by rubbing two sticks together, and we use d this fire to cook our food and keep us warm if the nights got chilly. We did not wear clothes because we had no need for them. It very seldom rained where we lived, but even after a rain we dried very quickly and never got sick from wearing wet clothes.

Water was the most important thing we needed to live. Aborigines became expert in finding water in the driest land. We knew how to dig to find water, and we also knew how to find water in bodies of frogs, in hollow logs and in roots of trees.

We were a good people. We looked after our old people and we loved our children. We taught our young people what they needed to know to survive in our land. After a hunt we shared equally with everyone. We had our songs, stories and spirits. We had artists who carved and drew. Ours was a hard and good life. This was the way it was.

People from Great Britain came to Australia over 200 years ago to take our land. They had diseases that killed many Aborigines. We fought for our land but we were defeated. Today there are few true Aborigines left. We have left the old way to work in cities and on large sheep and cattle ranches. Our children now attend school. We have changed and survived, just as we have survived over 40,000 years in the deserts in Australia.





Key:

1. d) water 5. c) rub your sticks together to start a fire

2. b, d) spear, club 6. b) food gatherer

3. b) songs and stories 7. c) almost every day

4. c) none 8. c) no clothes

Step IV

Your task now will be to surf the Net and find some more interesting facts about Australia.

Here are the links helpful for your research:






Step V

Now it’s high time to share your impressions about your travel with the mates. You can do it in any form you like. Choose a role you like best:

1. You are an ad designer. Make an advert for a travel magazine. Use Power Point tools for creating a presentation.

2. You are a journalist. Write an essay about any modern wonder of the world or any mysterious place on the planet. Illustrate your essay with some images. You can use Power Point or Live Movie Maker tools for making a presentation or a film.

3. Write a letter to your friend. Describe the journey you’ve made.











































THE BERMUDAS



hello_html_m1eaea098.jpgWonderful! You’re now in one of the most enigmatic places on our planet. What do you know about the Bermudas?


Step I


Use the words given in capitals to form new words or verb forms that fit in the same numbered space in the text



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THE BERMUDAS


Ever since man (1)_______to explore outer space we have thought of (1) START

Earth as a place which has no (2)__________ for us to explain. But there (2) MYSTERY

is one part of the Western Atlantic Ocean that has a very strange history.

It lies between Florida and Bermuda. In this area, over 100 ships and

planes have vanished since 1945! “The Hoodoo Sea”, “the Graveyard

of the Atlantic” and “the Devil’s Triangle”- this area has many names,

but it is (3) _________known as “the Bermuda Triangle”... (3) WELL

The three points of the triangle known as “the Bermuda Triangle” are

Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. From 1945 until the present day over

1000 lives have been lost in this area without trace – no bodies have been

found.

Many small boats and light aircraft have vanished in this area. But so

have large ships. One of these was the Marine Sulphur Queen, which was 150 meters long. Another was the U.S.A. Cyclops, which disappeared along

with all the 309 people she (4) _____________. (4) CARRY

What makes these losses even more (5) ___________is the fact that hardly (5) MYSTERY

any SOS signals (6) _____ ever____________ from the ships and boats which (6) RECEIVE

disappear. Also, these things happen in good weather and without warning.

Ships just seem to vanish into thin air. This fact has led some people to that

suggest all sorts of strange explanations. For example, some people believe

the planes fly into “the hole in the sky” from which they are (7) _____________ (7) ABLE

to escape. Other thinks that the ships that have disappeared have been the

victims of beings from outer space who have snatched them from the surface

of the sea and taken them to some (8) __________ world. (8)KNOW

Some people point out that the Bermuda Triangle is one of the two places

on Earth where a magnetic compass does not point towards the magnetic

north and that because of this navigators often find (9) _____________ off course (9) THEY

and in danger.

Some people believe that the Bermuda Triangle (10) ____________ and that (10) EXIST

all the accidents that have happened there are simply coincidence.


Step II

Click here and check your answers using the key.

Key:

THE BERMUDAS


Ever since man (1) STARTED to explore outer space we have thought of (1)START

Earth as a place which has no (2) MYSTERIES for us to explain. But there (2) MYSTERY

is one part of the Western Atlantic Ocean that has a very strange history.

It lies between Florida and Bermuda. In this area, over 100 ships and

planes have vanished since 1945! “The Hoodoo Sea”, “the Graveyard

of the Atlantic” and “the Devil’s Triangle”- this area has many names,

but it is (3) BEST known as “the Bermuda Triangle”... (3) WELL

The three points of the triangle known as “the Bermuda Triangle” are

Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. From 1945 until the present day over

1000 lives have been lost in this area without trace – no bodies have been

found.

Many small boats and light aircraft have vanished in this area. But so

have large ships. One of these was the Marine Sulphur Queen, which was 150 meters long. Another was the U.S.A. Cyclops, which disappeared along

with all the 309 people she (4) WAS CARRYING. (4) CARRY

What makes these losses even more (5) MYSTERIOUS is the fact that hardly (5) MYSTERY

any SOS signals (6) ARE ever RECEIVED from the ships and boats which (6) RECEIVE

disappear. Also, these things happen in good weather and without warning.

Ships just seem to vanish into thin air. This fact has led some people to that

suggest all sorts of strange explanations. For example, some people believe

the planes fly into “the hole in the sky” from which they are (7) UNABLE (7) ABLE

to escape. Other thinks that the ships that have disappeared have been the

victims of beings from outer space who have snatched them from the surface

of the sea and taken them to some (8)UNKNOWN world. (8)KNOW

Some people point out that the Bermuda Triangle is one of the two places

on Earth where a magnetic compass does not point towards the magnetic

north and that because of this navigators often find (9) THEMSELVES off course (9) THEY

and in danger.

Some people believe that the Bermuda Triangle (10) DOES NOT EXIST and that (10) EXIST

all the accidents that have happened there are simply coincidence.


Step III

Your task now will be to surf the Net and find some more interesting facts about the Bermudas. Here are the links helpful for your research:

Step IV

Now it’s high time to share your impressions about your travel with the mates. You can do it in any form you like. Choose a role you like best:

1. You are an ad designer. Make an advert for a travel magazine. Use Power Point tools for creating a presentation.

2. You are a journalist. Write an essay about any modern wonder of the world or any mysterious place on the planet. Illustrate your essay with some images. You can use Power Point or Live Movie Maker tools for making a presentation or a film.

3. Write a letter to your friend. Describe the journey you’ve made.






















































E V A L U A T I O N



Presentation Delivery

CATEGORY

5

4

3

2

Logic / Sequencing of Information

Information is organized in a clear, logical way.

Most information is organized in a clear, logical way. One slide or item of information seems out of place.

Some information is logically sequenced. 2 slides or items of information seem out of place.

There is no clear plan for the organization of information. 3 or more slides or items are out of place.

Content

All content throughout the presentation is accurate. There are no factual errors. Presentation includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic.

Most of the content is accurate but there is one piece of information that might be somewhat inaccurate / not clear. Presentation includes most material for understanding of the material but is lacking one key element.

The content is generally accurate, but two pieces of information are inaccurate or not clear. Presentation is missing two key elements.

Content is typically confusing or contains more than two factual errors. Presentation is lacking more than two key elements and has inaccuracies.

Language

The presenter does not use any cheat-sheets, the presentation is oral. There might be 1-2 language mistakes.

While delivering the presentation, the student looks at a cheat-sheet 1-2 times. There are 3-4 language mistakes.

The presenter occasionally reads the text of the presentation. There are 5-6 language mistakes.

Most of the text of the presentation is read from the paper. There are more than 6 language mistakes.

Ordering and linking

The speaker uses appropriate presentation phrases wherever necessary.

Only one part of the presentation lacks a linking phrase. Only 1 phrase is inappropriate or incorrect.

2-3 parts of the presentation lack presentation phrases. 2-3 phrases are inappropriate or incorrect.

The speaker uses almost no presentation phrases. OR: Most of presentation phrases are inappropriate or incorrect.

Contact with Audience

The speaker keeps eye-contact all the time, often addresses the audience directly, asks questions, and attracts listeners’ attention.

The speaker keeps eye-contact most of the time, asks several questions, addresses the audience.

The speaker maintains eye-contact less than half of time, addresses the audience once.

The speaker does not maintain eye-contact and does not address the audience.

Originality

Presentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.

Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way.

Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness on 1-2 slides.

Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.

































T E A C H E R’ S P A G E

Ordinary and Extraordinary Travellings

This web-quest is based on the State Educational Standard of Secondary Education, the Common European Framework of Reference and can be adapted for students of 8-11 grades (7-10th years of learning English). The suggested version is designed for 9 grade students.

The web-quest is aimed to form a conscious attitude towards different cultures, to learn to respect and understand the importance of other countries’ cultures. It should also promote to form moral values of the students concerning natural, cultural and national values of the peoples of the world and to expand cultural outlook of the students by means of acquaintance with various information resources.

The practical aims of the project are as follows:

- to increase the vocabulary on the topic "Travelling» and some other related topics;

- to improve the listening and reading skills of the students;

- to practice the creative skills in listening, speaking, writing and making Power Point presentations;

- to extend the knowledge of the places of interest in the world;

- to enhance the Internet competence;

- to improve the ability in searching and processing information on certain topics.

The WQ is designed for 3-4 lessons. Students can work both in class and at home. When in class the quick access to the Internet must be provided. The students can work individually or in pairs, larger groups are not recommended.

At the first lesson you can do the first part of the WQ as an example together with your students. Then they can work independently in class or at home and prepare their own final products. Pay students’ attention to the given information and to the information that should be found. Encourage them to use the resources suggested in the list. At the final lesson it is desirable to evaluate the work together, to discuss the strong aspects and the drawbacks of students’ presentations.

Educational outcomes of the project are expected as follows:

a) personal results

- to cooperate with other students and parents, to work productively in teams while solving problems;

- to apply creatively the ideas;

- to expand cultural outlook



b) multidisciplinary results

- to use a software for creating publications to present the results of the search activity;

- to analyze, compare the facts and draw conclusions;

- to find the right resources of information;

- to process the received information;

c) disciplinary results

- to express your opinion on the issue;
- to prove your point of view;
- to make written and oral messages on the topic;
- to use in speech the vocabulary on the topic



























































Credits:

1. T.Klementieva, J.Shannon. Happy English – 3. Titul, 1999

2. Т.Ю.Дроздова, И.В.Ларионова. Английский для подготовки к экзаменам. - С-Пб, «Антология», 2007

3. Английский язык. Занимательный урок. Сборник дополнительных материалов 10-11 классы. - М., «Издательство НЦ ЭНАС», 2004

4. В.П.Кузовлев и др. Контрольные задания к учебнику для 10-11 классов общеобразовательных учреждений. - М., «Просвещение», 2003


Information

Grand Canyon National Park

grand.canyon.national-park.com

http://abunda.ru/print:page,1,54995-aborigeny-avstralii-10-fo

http://www.tjapukai.com.au/images/10.jpg

http://www.toshibaaircon.ru/blog.php?mnds=/dom/?id=5635/

http://news.rambler.ru/17737783/

http://www.bibo.kz/interesno/653884-niagarskiy-vodopad-nochyu.html

http://f5.ru/papyrus-net/post/393511?sortC=rating

http://www.yukon-travelluxe.ru/ru/pages/547/?uid=356

http://www.coins-ur.com/GerbAvstralia.htm

http://web476.phi.ibone.ch/dailyapps/wp-content/australian-flag-wallpa…

http://travelseller.ru/avstraliyskie-aborigenyi-korennoe-nas

http://seronok-club.blogspot.com/

http://www.picstopin.com/415/bermuda-triangle/http:||www*destination36…

http://zarayr.blogspot.ru/2009_10_01_archive.html

http://postomania.ru/post168942087

http://vfl.ru/fotos/26218980807711.html

http://wap.mms.mts.ru/contents/1030792?ct=photos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Aq50-fuZg

http://abunda.ru/107474-grand-kanon-ssha-25-foto.html

http://kolizej.at.ua/_pu/1/47111212.jpg

http://yandex.ru/video/search?text=window%20on%20britain&safety=1&path=main окно в брит

http://youtu.be/PZBisOtV9_A

http://youtu.be/Za-CVDjtHRc

http://youtu.be/q1Z4qFAVkpg

http://kibrisdugun.com/res/sydney-australia-skyline

http://mixxreal.ru/archives/8179

http://jobspapa.com/melbourne-australia.html

http://ferienreise-buchen.de/dubai-world-islands-australia&page=4

http://pressphoto.asia/welcome/welcome-to-western-australia-tourism-we…

http://allday2.com/index.php?newsid=159824

http://otvet.mail.ru/question/20699883

http://x250.ru/travel/2011/12/10/brisben-sovremennyjj-megapolis-avstra…

http://youtu.be/rS9kPDeNFVU







Supplement


TRAVEL NOTEBOOK

Step I

Your destination point:

__________________________________________________________

Step II

Do the tasks. Put down your answers here:

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________



Step III

Find some additional information about your destination point in the Internet. Make some notes here:

Where is this place located?


How can you get there? What transport can you use?


What is special, unusual or interesting about the place? What impressed you most of all?




What dangers or difficulties can you face while visiting the place?


Would you like to visit this place again? Why? Why not?



Step IV

Present your research in the form of:

  • an essay;

  • a letter;

  • an advertisement;

  • a Power Point presentation.

Be ready to present it to the audience. Write down your key statements here:

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________







GOOD LUCK!






Краткое описание документа:

The web-quest is aimed to form a conscious attitude towards different cultures, to learn to respect and understand the importance of other countries’ cultures. It should also promote to form moral values of the students concerning natural, cultural and national values of the peoples of the world and to expand cultural outlook of the students by means of acquaintance with various information resources.The WQ is designed for 3-4 lessons. Students can work both in class and at home. When in class the quick access to the Internet must be provided. The students can work individually or in pairs, larger groups are not recommended.. Encourage them to use the resources suggested in the list. At the final lesson it is desirable to evaluate the work together, to discuss the strong aspects and the drawbacks of students’ presentations.

 

 

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