Project: English around the world


How much do you know about English? And what about the countries where English is spoken?

This project will help you to find information about the most important English-speaking countries. You will learn about their location in the world, their symbols, their music, sport and main attractions. Have fun!


In this project, you will :

1. Surf  English web pages and find information about English-speaking countries

2. Organize the information in order to create a Prezi presentation

3. Present your project to your classmates speaking English

4. Work in groups, sharing your ideas and your abilities in order to do a good job!


TASKS

TASK 1. 

Check the world map and colour the countries where English is spoken.

TASK 2.

Go though the information and complete the worksheet

TASK 3.

Choose one of the following English speaking country. Make sure each group works on a different country.

AUSTRALIA          IRELAND         USA        NEW ZEALAND       SCOTLAND    SOUTH AFRICA

                  MALTA


What do you have to do?

1. BASIC INFORMATION

Find out about the capital city and other important cities in the country, the flag, population and currency.

2. GEOGRAPHY

Find out about the highest mountains and main rivers

3.MAIN ATTRACTIONS

Find out about the most important places to visit, the most popular sport, music and the typical food

4.LET'S PREPARE OUR ORAL PRESENTATION!

Make  a presentation using PREZI to tell your partners about the country you've been working on.


EVALUATION   

you will have two marks: a group mark and an individual mark.

For the group mark, your teacher will assess:


  • The quality of the information and if you have included all the information in the PREZI presentation
  • The correct use of English (vocabulary, grammar, spelling,…)
  • The layout of the  presentation (colours, photos,…)

         For the individual mark, your teacher will assess:


        • Your participation in the group work
        • Your speaking performance during the oral presentation: preparation, fluency, pronunciation, etc.

           

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          USEFUL LINKS

          AUSTRALIA:

          http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/australia

          http://www.csu.edu.au/australia/

          http://daytranslations.com/australia_profile.aspx

          http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,485854,00.html 

           

          NEW ZEALAND

          http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/nzealand

          http://www.newzealand.com/travel/International/

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEW_ZEALAND 

           

          IRELAND

          http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/ireland/fact-sheet

          http://www.travelinireland.com/general-information/information/15-facts-about-ireland-2.html 

           

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland

           

           

          UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

          http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/usa/fact-sheet

          http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0850088.html 

           

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_states

           

           

          SOUTH AFRICA

          http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/safrica

          http://www.southafrica.info/about/geography/

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_africa   

           

          History:

          AUSTRALIA

          http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/australia/facts-history 

          http://daytranslations.com/australia_profile.aspx 

          http://www.australianexplorer.com/australian_history.htm 

          http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215290/history.htm

           

          NEW ZEALAND

          http://www.newzealand.com/travel/about-nz/history/history-home.cfm 

          http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/aus-nz/index.pl?read=163 

          http://history-nz.org/timeline.html

          IRELAND

           

          http://www.travelinireland.com/general-information/information/15-facts-about-ireland-2.html 

           

          http://www.discoverireland.com/us/about-ireland/history/ 

           

          http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/ireland/brief-history 

           

          http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,1720975,00.html

           

           

          UNITED STATES

           

          http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/USaHistory/UsaHistoryIndex.htm

           

          http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0850088.html

           

          http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/history

           

           SOUTH AFRICA

          http://www.southafrica-travel.net/history/eh_menu.htm

           

          http://www.south-africa-tours-and-travel.com/history-of-south-africa.html

           

          http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/aw/wr/article/0,28138,590858,00.html

           

          http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1069402.stm

           

           

          Main attractions:

          AUSTRALIA

          http://www.bourke-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/wherewelive/australia/australia.htm

           

          http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/australia/reef.htm

           

          http://www.aboriginalaustralia.com/aboriginal.htm

           

          http://pandora.nla.gov.au/nph-arch/O1998-Oct-15/http://www.ozramp.net.au/~senani/mainpage.htm

           

           

          NEW ZEALAND 

           

          http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Newzealand.shtml

          http://www.newzealand.com/travel/about-nz/nature/nature-home.cfm

          http://www.tourism.net.nz/new-zealand/about-new-zealand/nature.html

          IRELAND

          http://www.irishtourist.com/directory/places_to_visit/

          http://www.discoverireland.ie/Things-to-See-and-Do.aspx

          http://www.stpatricksday.ie/cms/events.html

          http://www.squidoo.com/top10_attractions_ireland

          http://www.travelinireland.com/general-information/information/15-facts-about-ireland-2.html

           

           


          UNITED STATES

          http://na.tenfootsquare.com/united-states/top-10-places-to-visit-in-the-united-states/

          http://www.planetware.com/top-tourist-attractions/usa-us.htm

          http://www.discoveramerica.com/ca/

          SOUTH AFRICA

          http://www.southafrica.net/sat/content/en/za/home

          http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/specials/goplaces/0,12405,384364,00.html 

          http://www.southafrica-travel.net/Parks/e_parks.htm

          http://www.south-africa-tours-and-travel.com/culture-in-south-africa.html

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