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‘School and free time’ Webquest
Part 1: A kid’s life!
Go to this website and do exercises 1 - 3 below:
Here are some different ways of saying ‘Hello’ in different countries. Search the countries and match the greetings with the countries below. There are two countries you do not need.
(1) Ni hao
(2) Dia dhuit
(3) Guten tag
(4) Dzien dobry
(5) Buon giorno
Search for these people and complete the paragraphs with the words from the box.
1. Mario lives in __________. He is __________ years old. People in his country eat lots of __________. His favourite sport is a game called bocce ball, and he also likes __________.
2. Hedda lives in __________. She is __________ years old. Her favourite food is __________ (a type of sausage). The favourite sport in her country is __________.
3. Basha lives in __________. He is __________ years old. His favourite food is a type of pancake called __________. He loves playing __________ and __________.
4. Goasguang lives in __________, and she is the same age as Mario. Her favourite game is __________, and she also plays volleyball, __________ and badminton. She goes to school every day except __________. People in her country eat lots of __________ and noodles.
Work with a classmate. Ask him / her these questions and complete the paragraph in the box.
What is your name? ____________________
Where do you live? ____________________
What’s your favourite food? ____________________
What’s your favourite drink? ____________________
What’s your favourite sport? ____________________
Part 2: Time for kids!
Now go to this website and do exercises 1, 2 and 3 below.
Read the article about Scarlett Mercado. Ask your teacher to help you with any words that you don’t understand.
Look at these sentences. Are they true (T) or false (F). If they are false, correct them.
Scarlett Mercado is 11 years old. T / F ____________________________
She comes from Brazil. T / F ___She comes from Mexico._____
1. Scarlett eats her breakfast at school. T / F ____________________________
2. She goes to school on the bus. T / F ____________________________
3. Her first class is at 7.30. T / F ____________________________
4. At 8.40am she has school assembly. T / F ____________________________
5. Scarlett plays the piano in music class. T / F ____________________________
6. After breakfast she plays volleyball. T / F ____________________________
7. Between 11 o’clock and 2 o’clock she
has Spanish, History and English classes. T / F ____________________________
8. She eats her lunch at school. T / F ____________________________
9. Scarlett likes chatting on the telephone. T / F ____________________________
10. She hates cleaning her room. T / F ____________________________
11. She has dinner and then does her
homework. T / F ____________________________
12. She goes to bed at 11 o’clock. T / F ____________________________
Work with a classmate. Tell him / her about one of your days.
For example: ‘I wake up at 7 o’clock, have a shower and then have breakfast. I walk to school at 8.15.’
Part 3: My computer mouse!
Now go to this website and do exercises 1 and 2 below.
Scarlett Mercado (in Part 2) likes chatting on the Internet. Listen to the song ‘My Computer Mouse’. What does the boy in the song do on his computer? Tick (R) the boxes below.
He sends emails. q
He does his homework. q
He watches films. q
He plays games. q
He chats with his friends. q
He listens to music. q
He reads the news. q
What do you do on your computer? Talk about this with a classmate.
This page is taken from www.macmillanenglish.com/hotspot. It is photocopiable and may be used within the class.Copyright © Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010.
Part 1: My hero!
Go to this website and do Exercises 1 – 3 below.
Everybody has a ‘hero’, someone they respect. Sometimes a hero is someone very famous, and sometimes a hero can be a friend, a family member, or even an animal.
This website has some ‘heroes’ chosen by people around the world. Click on the titles and complete the sentences about the heroes below.
1. Audrey Hepburn was a famous ____________ and ____________ who did a lot of work for UNICEF*.
(* See Parts 2 and 3 for information about UNICEF)
2. Dian Fossey worked to ____________ the mountain ____________ in Africa.
3. Amelia Earhart was the first woman ____________ to fly across the ____________.
4. Calista M Pierce is a young girl who makes and sells things to raise ____________ for the Special ____________.
5. Elizabeth Blackwell became Britain’s first female ____________ and opened a medical ____________ for women.
6. Alexander Graham Bell was the ____________ of the ____________.
Here are some more ‘heroes’. Can you match their names with the things they did?
(1) Mother Teresa…
(2) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart…
(3) Leonardo da Vinci…
(4) Bill Gates…
(5) Jacques Cousteau…
(6) Theodore Roosevelt…
(7) Mohandas Ghandi…
(a) …was one of the people who started the company ‘Microsoft’. In the 1990s he started his own charity to help people around the world.
(b) …was a peaceful man who helped India to become an independent country.
(c) …was a President of the USA who worked very hard to protect the environment. The Teddy bear is named after him!
(d) …explored the oceans of the world and invented the ‘Aqualung’, which helped people breathe underwater.
(e) …looked after poor people (especially children) in countries like India and Ethiopia.
(f) …came from Austria and was a very famous composer of classical music and operas.
(g) …was an artist, scientist and inventor. He is very famous for a painting of a woman called ‘The Mona Lisa’ (also called ‘La Giaconda’)
Ask a classmate about a personal hero that he / she has. Then write four or five sentences about that hero.
For example: Dilek’s hero is a man called Mustafa Kemal, but everyone calls him Ataturk. This means ‘Father of the Turks’. He helped her country to become a modern republic. There are statues and pictures of him in every town in the country.
Now tell another student in your class about your personal hero.
Part 2: Unicef!
Go to this website and do Exercises 1 and 2 below.
Audrey Hepburn from part 1 did a lot of work for UNICEF. Go to this website to read about UNICEF.
Cover (or turn off) your computer screen. How much can you remember? Decide if these sentences are true (T) or false (F). If they are false, correct them.
1. UNICEF stands for ‘Union of National Children’s Funds’. T / F
2. It looks after the needs of children and mothers around
the world. T / F
3. It works with communities and governments in about
100 countries. T / F
4. It was created in November 1964. T / F
5. One of its supporters is Liverpool Football Club. T / F
On the same website, find the answers to these questions:
1. How many countries are members of the UN (United Nations)?
2. When was it created?
3. What does the UN work for?
4. Where is the UN based?
5. What does the UNHCR do?
6. What do famous people like Angelina Jolie do for the UNHCR?
Part 3: Life stories!
Go to this website and do the Exercise below.
Lauren Child writes books for children. She also does a lot of work for another department of the United Nations called UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). This department helps children and schools around the world.
Click on ‘Life stories’, find a boy called Nikiéma Pegwende Charles and read his story (scroll down to read all of it). Then complete the crossword with information about him.
1. He’s always busy and never gets _____.
2. His birthday is in _____.
3. He eats his lunch at _____.
4. He has _____ in the morning and the afternoon (until 3 o’clock)
5. He likes to listen to _____.
6. His brothers _____ to and from school.
7. His school is less than one _____ from his home.
8. He feels very happy when he’s _____ at school.
9. He has got _____ brothers and sisters.
10. When it’s hot, he sleeps _____.
11. His favourite sport is _____.
12. When he’s older, he wants to work in a _____.
13. He goes to school on his _____.
14. He is _____ years old.
This page is taken from www.macmillanenglish.com/hotspot. It is photocopiable and may be used within the class.
Copyright © Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010.