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IntroductionLondon is a large, vibrant, multicultural city, rich in history and with many beautiful and interesting places to visit. YOU are planning a class trip to LONDON. In order to think of most things, Ive prepared some tasks, which you should work on. You will be finding a lot of information in the Internet. Use the Web links to create your version of the class trip to London.

Process Find a partner to work with. Try to find someone with similar ideas/tastes, as you will have to agree on your decisions! Complete the quiz together, and check your answers with your teacher. Use the web links to find the information you need. You can do all this together or divide the tasks between you. Use this information as the basis of a presentation of your class trip. Prepare to do the presentation. You need to decide who is going to say what, and how you are going to present your information. Prepare any handouts and materials you need. Your presentation should last about 10 minutes. You can use notes, but do not read them. You cant understand every word? No problem. Here are two web pages that will help you:



TASK 1 How do we get there?1. Look for cheapest offers to get to London, either by plane, by train, by bus and/or by ferry. You have to find out the prices for: 1 adult- 729 1 pupil A roundtrip (= getting to London and back home) - 156 We start at: to: date: Bucharest LONDON (Heathrow) 2nd March 2012 9th March, 2012

Use these Web pages to (or other):http://www.lufthansa.com http://www.blueairweb.com



TASK 2 Where do we stay?First of all, you need to arrange your accommodation in London. Choose from different options (Youth Hostel, Bed & Breakfast, hotel) and explain why you have chosen it. After that, write down the address of the place where you will be living. Visit the following web pages to find information: http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/guide/accomm/budget.html http://www.travelstay.com http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation/london/index.aspxName : Park House Hostel London Address: 227 Earls Court Road Earls Court London SW5 9BL England

I chose this hostel because it has internet access in rooms and it is just a few minutes walk from Earls Court, *Accommodation (= a place to stay for the night) that is close to the centre of London is usually more expensive than accommodation that is further out/away. But the further out you live, the more you will have to pay for transport costs. Also, you are a student and do not have enough money to stay in a 5 Star hotel. The more you spend on accommodation, the less you will have for studying and enjoying yourself.

We are flying into Heathrow Airport in London. We are taking the bus to the accommodation. Can you find it? http://www.heathrowairport.com/assets/Internet/Heathrow/Heathrow %20downloads/Static%20files/Bus_Table.pdf


If it doesnt work, take this page: http://www.baa.co.uk/main/airports/heathrow/getting_here_frame.html


TASK 3 - Getting around by tube/undergroundIts your first trip to London and you want to visit some famous sights. It doesnt matter if you dont understand every word. Just check the web page and try to find the information you need.

You want to visit Madame Tussauds, but you don't know how to get there. You want to use the London underground.

1) Check this Web page and find out at which station you will have to get out, if you want to get to Madame Tussauds: http://www.londontourist.org/attractions.html

Marylebone Road, 100 yards from Baker Street tube. On the Marylebone Road, 100 yards from Baker Street tube.2) Then have a look at the tube (the underground) map and find out which line you will have to take, if you want to get to this station: Tube map (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/standard-tube-map.pdf)

The following bus numbers travel to Madame Tussauds: 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 and 453.3) Have a look at this homepage and find out the names of five people you can visit there: Jessica Ennis, David Beckham, Tom Daley, Cristiano Ronaldo, Muhammad Ali. Madame Tussauds(http://www.madame-tussauds.co.uk/)

a) In which other cities can you find Madame Tussauds? Write them down.

Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Blackpool, Hollywood, Honk Kong, Las Vegas, London, New York, Shanghai, Sydney, Washington D.C., Wien. b) At which time can you have a look at the museum Madame Tussauds?


Madame Tussauds is open 365 days a year at 10.00am. c) Have a look at Madame Tussauds history in London. What happened in 1996?

1996: Madame Tussauds opens a special display in conjunction with Time Magazine, portraying some of the publications nominated Top 100 people of the 20th century.d) How much must a child (10 years) pay at 5.30 pm, who wants to see the




TASK 4 More sights of LondonYoure on your way to St. Pauls Cathedral now: http://www.stpauls.co.uk1. Find out when the cathedral is open. St Paul's Cathedral is open for sightseeing from Monday to Saturday between 8.30am - 4pm. 2. In which language can you listen to the guided tours? English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin. 3. How much do you have to pay for a guided tour?Group Rates (10+) Individual

Adults (18+yrs)



Concessions (Students & Seniors)



Children (6-17yrs)



4. Is there a way to listen to a tour in German? Yes, it is.

Lets get to Buckingham Palace: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp1. Since when has Buckingham Palace served as the official residence of the British Queen or King?

Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to take up residence in July 1837.2. How many rooms are there in Buckingham Palace?

Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms.3. Now go to Kensington Palace. Which Queen was born in this residence?

It was also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria.As you are in a buying mood you take the tube to Covent Garden:

http://shoppingcentre.uk.com/covent/ 1. Please name the nearest underground stations. 2. Which shops would you enter to buy a book, to have a look at beautiful jewellery and where would you want to eat?


3. Do the Londoners like the street performers they can see in Covent Garden?

Now lets get to the London Eye: http://www.londoneye.com1. First lets talk about the London Eye. What is it? Where do you find it and how high is it? The London Eye is the vision of David Marks and Julia Barfield, a husband and wife architect team. The wheel design was used as a metaphor for the end of the 20th century, and time turning into the new millennium. Back in 2000, the London Eye was known as the Millennium Wheel. At that time, British Airways was the main sponsor, and up until November 2005 they were joint shareholders with Marks Barfield Architects and The Tussauds Group. British Airways also privately funded the London Eye project from the early stages of conception.

Today, the London Eye is operated by the London Eye Company Limited, a Merlin Entertainments Group Company. 2. How many people visit the London Eye every day? 3. Are there any special flights you can book?


TASK 5 General information. Fill in the gaps! Open the link at the bottom of the page and fill in the gaps!! Open the Web link at the bottom of the page. It looks like this:London is the of England and the United . The UK includes the island of Great Britain the northeast part of the island of . London was founded by the . Within the city there are lots of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for example Westminster , the of London and the Palace of . You can find many different cultures, ethnic groups and religions in London. Most of the Londoners are , but there are also lots of Muslims, Hindus and Jews. According to 2005 estimates, languages are spoken within London. If you come to the city as a tourist, there are so many parks, museums and historical buildings you can visit. There is for example the Palace of Westminster, or how it\'s often called, the Houses of . The palace is situated on the north bank of the River . In 1042, it was built as a royal residence under Edward the . After a fire in 1512, Henry VIII decided to abandon the palace and from this moment onwards it became home to the two seats of parliament the Commons and the . One part of the Houses of Parliament is the Clock Tower. It houses Big , which has a weight of 13.5 tons. A must for everyone who visits London is Buckingham . It is the London home of the and Prince Philip. A very popular event is the Changing of the in front of the palace. One of the world\'s most famous cathedrals is St Paul\'s Cathedral. It was designed by Sir Christopher . Inside the cathedral there is the whispering . A spectacular event in the history of St Paul\'s Cathedral was the fairytale marriage of Prince and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. The London is the second largest Ferris wheel in the world. From the Ferris wheel you can have a wonderful view over London. It is 135 metres high and has a weight of more than 2000 tonnes. It consists of glass capsules. Each capsules can hold 25 people. After an exhausting sightseeing tour, you will be very hungry. Then you should try England\'s traditional take-away food fish and .

Click on the link to fill in this worksheet. http://wizard.webquests.ch/london.html?page=12397


TASK 6 Can you match the names to the photos??

QuizDo you know what these photos are?Write a Letter Ne