Activity 1: What is an information report
Work in groups of 4 to 5 to read samples of information report (Select 'Information Report' and read example 1-6) and pay attention to the special features.
Activity 2: Learn the language use in writing an information report
When writing the report, we usually use comparatives to compare the weather in different cities. Also we usually use gerund to describe the activities. Read the information.
Activity 3: Searching information
Choose a destination:
- Beijing, China
- Tokyo, Japan
- Bangkok, Thailand
Find the basic information:
Each group member reads a piece of information (e.g. no. of distinct seasons, weather, temperature, rainfall, activities, food and drink, etc.) about the chosen place. Then find the basic information about the place and fill in the table (Resource 1).
Beijing Weather - Four Seasons
Bejing Climate and places to go
Weather Information for Beijing
General Information about the weather in Beijing
Tokyo Weather and Climate
Tokyo Weather and When to Go
When to Go to Japan
General Information about the weather in Tokyo
Weather in Bangkok and Tourist Seasons
Bangkok Weather and general information
When to go and weather
General information about the weather in Bangkok
Activity 4: Organise the information
After reading the information from the website. Work with the group member to organize the information in the table.
Activity 5: Writing
Plan your writing - Make use of the chart to organize the introduction, content and the conclusion of the information report.
Writing - Write on the worksheet. Each member needs to write one season of the chosen destination.
Activity 6: Proof reading and editing
Ask yourself the following questions before you submit your writing:
Have you checked the spelling of your writing?
Have you checked the tenses of your writing?
Have you added any pictures in your information report?