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1.8: Unit Project- City Virtual Tour

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    Project: Three things to do in . . .


    1. Give a presentation describing three interesting sites in a city you know well. Memorize your presentation and make a video of yourself talking about this interesting or important place.
    2. Work in groups of 3. Each member of your group will be responsible for describing one of the 3 places in your city.
    3. Include the following information in your video:
      • Give the name of the place and why it's important to you.
      • Describe three interesting sites within that place.
      • Use at least 3 phrases or vocabulary words you learned from the "25 Things to do in Berlin" video.
    4. Include at least one picture for each location your describe (3 pictures minimum) that will help us better understand your presentation. You can use a PowerPoint or individual pictures. Include your visuals in your video.
    5. Your presentation must be 2-4 minutes.

    Purpose: Why are we doing this?

    • You will practice speech giving skills including volume, eye contact, organization and presenting information about a place you know well.
    • You will review and practice using pronunciation features we have learned in class including vowel and consonant sounds, syllable stress, and connected speech.


    50 Points Possible

    Criteria Excellent Good Needs Improvement (Resubmission Required) No Marks (Resubmission Required)
    10 points 7 points 5 points 0 points


    • Name of the place and 3 interesting sites provided.
    • Reason why each place is important or interesting.
    • Student uses 3 phrases learned from "25 Things . . ." video.
    • The presentation is 2-4 minutes long.
    The student meets all four requirements. Student meets 3 of the 4 requirements. Student meets 2 of the 4 requirements. Student meets 1 or fewer requirements.
    Speech organization and clarity (interesting, clear explanation) The speech is well organized. The presentation is interesting and a clear explanation is given. There are some errors in grammar, sentence structure and/or vocabulary that can occasionally cause confusion for the listener, but most of the presentation is clear. There are some errors in grammar, sentence structure and/or vocabulary that often causes confusion for the listener. The presentation is poorly organized and difficult to follow.
    Delivery (volume, eye contact) The student speaks loudly enough to be heard comfortably and the student looks directly at the camera. The student has memorized most of the presentation and speaks confidently with little aid from notes. The student looks at the camera occasionally. The student is reading some of the presentation and has made some attempt to practice or memorize the presentation before recording. The student is clearly reading most of the presentation and has made little attempt to practice or memorize the presentation before recording. The student is too reliant on notes. The student's face is not seen during the video at any time and/or the student reads the entire presentation with little evidence that he/she understands what is being read.

    Syllable Stress, Vowel and Consonant Sounds, Linking Consonants to Vowels

    The student is very clear and easy to understand. Individual words are clear and understandable. The student is mostly clear and easy to understand. The student is understandable some of the time. Most of the presentation is difficult to understand.
    Visual (helps the presentation) The student provides at least 3 pictures - one for each of 3 places. Only 2 relevant pictures are provided. Only one relevant picture is provided. No visual is provided.


    Example Video: "Top Three Things to do in San Diego"

    Video Transcript

    I was born and raised in San Diego, and it's also a well-known tourist destination. I personally love spending time here. Here's my list of the 3 best things to do in San Diego.

    1. Balboa Park is one of the largest parks in San Diego covering 1,200 acres. There are museums, green spaces, restaurants, fountains, theaters and a botanical garden.
    2. Old Town, San Diego dates back to the 18th century and it's the site of the first Spanish settlement in California. The first California mission was established here in 1769. I love just walking around here. You can go on a tour of the haunted Whaley House, taste excellent Mexican food, and listen to live music.
    3. You can't come to San Diego and not visit the beaches. My favorite beach is Mission Bay. It's the perfect place for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and walking, and the Catamaran Hotel has an excellent bay-front sea food restaurant. You can also head over to Belmont Park to ride the roller coaster and eat amassment park snacks.

    Brainstorm and Plan

    1. Think of a city (or other interesting location) you and your partners know well.
    2. Choose 3 places in that city.
    3. Brainstorm some ideas of things a tourist can do in those 3 locations.

    Functional Language

    Look at the underlined phrases in the example presentation above. Try using them (and other phrases from the video "25 Things . . .") in sentences to describe your chosen destination. Work with your group. Write your sentences in the table below.

    Phrase Your Sentence
    one of the largest

    Example: The Empire State Building is one of the largest buildings in New York City.

    dates back to
    you can't come to . . . and not . . .
    head over to
    This . . .(place) actually used to be . . .
    Every . . .(day, week, month) people flock to . . .


    Write your rough draft. Write 2-3 sentences describing each place. Use at least 3 of phrases in the table above.

    Post-Project Discussion

    Your classmates videos will be posted on an online forum. Watch two of your classmates' groups' videos. Post a thoughtful comment or question to each classmate or group.

    This page titled 1.8: Unit Project- City Virtual Tour is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brittany Zemlick.

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