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A school trip to London

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Your teacher will divide you into 7 groups of two or three pupils, each in charge of the seven sub-tasks below. All groups must be in contact to get information useful to carry out their task. All communication will be made in English. Your teacher will also establish group responsibilities  and set deadlines for each  group
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1. Group 1: decide how to travel to London.
Make a comparisons between different airline flights, transport costs to and from airports, etc. Consider also weekend travel vs.   weekday.
Airports
http://www.heathrowairport.com/ Heathrow
http://www.stanstedairport.com/  Stansted
http://www.gatwickairport.com/  Gatwick

 

Low Cost flights
http://www.volagratis.it/vg1/search3.do
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2)     Group 2: find an accommodation (Bed and Breakfast) and decide what collective presents to buy.
Maps
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oi=eu_map&q=London&hl=it
You will have to find a cheap and good accommodation, not very far from the centre. Besides personal money, you have a budget of 200 euro to get four presents to four teachers who are going to retire at the end of the school year (two male and two female teachers).
Shopping
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/guide/about/shopping.html
Hotels
http://www.booking.com/city/gb/london.it.html?aid=303945;label=london-FFu0uN7vhK2vZ*wIuiMdmQS877925421;ws=&gclid=CNK4lujzqpUCFRTyXgodoQKQjw
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3)     Group 3: decide the dates within next March, also checking the weather forecast, and the best transport fares (round tickets, group discounts, etc.).
You will work in close contact with the group in charge of airline tickets, as the dates must also be chosen according to the weather forecasts.
Maps
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oi=eu_map&q=London&hl=it
Transports
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/
Weather forecast
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/03772.html
Webcam
http://www.earthcam.com/uk/england/london/
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4)     Group 4: decide what to do in the mornings.
You will work in close contact with the group in charge of afternoon and evening programmes. You will also have to consider cultural aspects related to London.
Cultural, historical info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London
Tourist sites
http://eu.visitlondon.com/index.html
http://www.londontown.com/
http://www.thisislondon.com/
http://www.a-london-guide.co.uk/
Special events
http://www.timeout.com/london/
Museums
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/ British Museum
http://www.tate.org.uk/ Tate Gallery
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/  Museum of London
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5)     Group 5: decide what to do in the afternoons.
You will work in close contact with the group in charge of morning and evening programmes. You will also have to consider cultural aspects related to London.
Cultural, historical info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London
Tourist sites
http://eu.visitlondon.com/index.html
http://www.londontown.com/
http://www.thisislondon.com/
http://www.a-london-guide.co.uk/
Special events
http://www.timeout.com/london/
Museums
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/ British Museum
http://www.tate.org.uk/ Tate Gallery
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/  Museum of London
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6) Group 6: decide what to do in the evenings. You will also have to consider cultural aspects related to London. You will work in close contact with the group in charge of morning and afternoon programmes.
Cultural, historical info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London
Tourist sites
http://eu.visitlondon.com/index.html
http://www.londontown.com/
http://www.thisislondon.com/
http://www.a-london-guide.co.uk/
Special events
http://www.timeout.com/london/
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7)     Group 7: decide where to have lunch or what you would like to eat.
You will have to sort out eating habits of their mates and look for good and cheap places to eat, close to the places the pupils will visit each day.
Eating out in London
http://www.london-eating.co.uk/

Each group will make a presentation of their findings, which will be assembled together at the end of the activity and will be presented orally (all pupils will present a part of it). Therefore you will have to decide upon individual roles for the group presentation.


 

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