Aim: To Compose a Travel Brochure for the Home Country of a Classmate
Grade: 10th / Intermediate ESL
Instructional Objectives: Students will be able to navigate the Internet for source information on the home country of a classmate; integrate the facts they learn to design a travel brochure; practice note-taking skills; learn the components and layout of a travel brochure; work cooperatively with partners; appreciate a culture other than their own; produce a report of information for a travel brochure and present the brochures orally in class.
Standards: Use the Internet to locate and comprehend information related to the project; analyze and integrate facts and ideas to communicate information; produce a report demonstrating an understanding of the rules of the English language.
Materials Required: Sample brochures from a travel agency. A globe, a world map, and maps of the countries students are from. Computer with Internet access, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Publisher. (Maps help students to locate the major cities of the country they are working on.)
Time Required: 6 or 7 periods of 45 minutes
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Procedures and Activities:
on the board the various countries students come from.
2. Have students work in pairs to choose a country other than their own; develop a list of five questions they would like to explore; use the questions as a basis for a travel brochure.
Eastern Tours: Hong Kong
information on all Asian countries
China Vista: Great
historical and travel information, with photos
Poland Tour: Official
Site of the Polish National Tourist Office
7. Produce a report of informational writing for a travel brochure with the source information from their notes:
Click here to see samples: Chinavista side one / side two
9. Edit the writing to eliminate minimal errors of English grammar. See the checklist below.
Students need to work in pairs to compose and present their travel brochures.
Homework (one assignment each night):
1. Bring two travel brochures of any countries from a travel agency in your neighborhood.
2. Make sentences with the vocabulary words you have learned in class.
3. Have a journal entry every day for what you have learned.
4. Construct an outline of your report writing. Please include an introduction, a brief description of a major city, a cultural event, major transportation, and hotel information.
5. Make a draft of your report writing for your travel brochure.
6. Prepare the oral presentation of your travel brochure.
Quiz: Vocabulary words in context.
1. We went on a cruise
on the Caribbean Sea.
2. There are many types of cuisine in the world.
3. It is delightful to get 100 on a test.
4. Out of all the options, he chose to pick the color blue.
5. There are several categories on a restaurant menu.
6. We went to the beach for relaxation.
7. A king usually lives in a palace.
8. You need to wear boots in order to hike on a mountain.
9. I didn't know where to go for my vacation, so I checked all the brochures on the stand.
10. What are the components of writing a good essay?
Additional assessment: Oral presentation of the travel brochures.
1. Self Assessment:
Country I chose: ___________
|Some things I learned in doing this project are:||Some things I want to learn more about are:|
|The most useful part of this project is:||Some suggestions I have for future projects:|
writing for practice of HIGHER STANDARDS of English Regents:
Have students use relevant information from their brochure to produce a five paragraph report on that country. They should use a tone and level of language appropriate for report writing, and organize their ideas in a logical and coherent manner.
Other Sample Worksheets:
1. Student task sheet:
Name: ___________ Class:________ Date:_________
(What I Know)
(What I Want to Know)
(What I Learned)
2. Rubrics for oral presentation:
Checklist for Oral Presentation of the
|Student Name||Country||Content||Illustration||Pronunciation||Intonation||Fluency||Body Language||Suggestions|