LEAD-INWhat do you usually do when you don't know the way to a place or building in your neighbourhood?
GAME: "SIM0N SAYS..."
Your teacher will choose one person to be the game leader. Everyone stand up. The instructions are as follows:
Go straight: take one step in front
Go back: take one step backwards
Turn left: turn your body left
Turn right: turn your body right
The leader should always say: "Simon says" and then the instruction. Whenever he/she does NOT say "Simon says", no one must move. Whoever moves is out of the game and and sits down. The last person left in the game is the winner.
Mark is staying with Kostas at his flat in Nea Ionia, Athens. At the moment, Kostas and Mark are in Μαditou Street, outside Kostas' house. Mark wants to go to the Youth Center to play chess and meet other Greek children. Study the map. Now listen to their dialogue and with a pencil draw the route which Mark takes to go from his house to the Youth centre.
Pierre, Nadine's cousin, finds himself at the Acropolis and he is asking a passer by for advice on a good traditional restaurant, the nearest metro station and a place where he can buy a flokati carpet for his family. Listen to the passer-by's recommendations and directions and pinpoint the 3 places on the map.
GAME: BE A TOURIST
Go to Appendix page 136, Activity A. Work in pairs and ask for and give directions: in the Map, to get to Buckingham Palace from Trafalgar Square. The expressions in the Grammar Focus may help you.
WORKING IN GROUPS SUCCESSFULLY
Imagine that Nadine is staying with you for a couple of days in your city, town or village. During her stay, she wants to visit various places in your area (e.g. museum, post office, bank, supermarket, sports centre, cinema, café, bridge, lake, church, mountain, etc).
Write a short note to Nadine giving her directions to get to two different places you feel she may be interested in, as you have to go to school and you can't be her "tour guide".
Also draw a map to help Nadine.
Exchange notes with your partner and correct each other's work.