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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
Beijing Weather - Four Seasons
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing/when-to-go.htm
Bejing Climate and places to go
http://www.sinohotelguide.com/travel/aboutbeijing/general/climate.php 
Beijing Climate
http://www.tour-beijing.com/beijing_climate/ 
Weather Information for Beijing
http://www.worldweather.org/001/c00237.htm 
General Information about the weather in Beijing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT002100 

Tokyo
Tokyo Weather and Climate
http://www.tokyo.world-guides.com/tokyo_weather.html 
Tokyo Weather and When to Go
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g298184-s208/Tokyo:Japan:Weather.And.When.To.Go.html 
When to Go to Japan
http://gojapan.about.com/cs/traveltools/a/whentogo.htm 
Tokyo Weather
http://www.asiarooms.com/en/travel-guide/japan/tokyo/tokyo-overview/tokyo-weather.html 
General Information about the weather in Tokyo
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT002500 

Bangkok
Bangkok Weather
http://thailandforvisitors.com/central/bangkok/general/weather.html 
Weather in Bangkok and Tourist Seasons
http://www.1stopbangkok.com/about_bkk/seasons/ 
Bangkok Weather and general information
http://www.bangkoktravel.org.uk/travel-tips/weather-and-climate.html 
When to go and weather
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thailand/bangkok/weather 
General information about the weather in Bangkok
http://www.worldweather.org/089/c00233.htm 


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?

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