Sunday, 19 October 2014

THE HISTORY OF TOURISM


CALL MY BLUFF

Guess the meaning of the words below. Out of the three, only ONE is correct.

DWELLING
    (Noun) A place where someone lives; an old-fashioned or formal word
    (Noun) A device that uses the movement of a machine or vehicle to produce electricity
    (Adjective) Someone who is full of energy or full of new and exciting ideas 
HEYDAY
    (Adjective) If you describe something as heyday, you mean that it is extremely unpleasant or ugly 
    (Noun) It is a place where you go to be private and to get away from other people 
    (Noun) A person´s, nation´s, or organization´s heyday is the time when you are most powerful, successful or popular 
SHRINES
    (Noun) (Plural) It is a decrease in the size, weight, or amount of something
    (Verb) 3rd person singular. When something shrines, it becomes dry and wrinkled, usually because it loses moisture in the heat
    (Noun) (Plural) It is a place of worship which people think is holy because it is associated with a sacred person or object 
FLOCKING
    (Verb + ing) If people flock to a particular place or event, a very large number of them go there,usually because it is interesting or attractive in some way 
    (Verb + ing) If you flock, you suddenly become extremely angry because of something that has happened 
    (Verb + ing) If something is flocking in a liquid, or if you flock it, it is in the liquid, on or just below the surface, and is being supported by it or moving slowly along in it  
STAGECOACH
    (Noun) It is an adult male deer belonging to one of the larger species of deer.
    (Noun) It is a large carriage pulled by horses
    (Noun) It is a small animal with a long bushy tail. It eats nuts and usually lives in trees. 
STRETCHED
    (Verb) A large area of land that stretches over a particular distance extends over this distance 
    (Adjective) Someone who is stretched knows how to deal with rough people or dangerous situations 
    (Adjective) A stretched is a prostitute who stands or walks in the streets in order to get customers  
VOUCHER
    (Noun) It is a large bird which eats the flesh of dead animals
    (Noun) It is a ticket or piece of paper that can be used instead of money for a particular purchase
    (Noun) It is a solemn decision or promise to do a particular thing 
SPRANG UP
    (Phrasal verb – Past Tense) If people spring up, they quarrel noisily, usually about something that is not really important 
    (Phrasal verb – Past Tense) If you spring up, you run as fast as you can over a short distance, either in a race or because you are in a hurry
    (Phrasal verb – Past Tense) If something springs up, it appears or comes into the existence quickly 
HUMBLE
    (Noun) It is a large hoop that children play with by putting it around their waist and moving their waist and hips so that the humble spins quickly around their waist
    (Adjective) You describe things or people as humble when you want to discuss them without making them seem more important than they really are 
    (Verb) To humble means to move or travel very fast, especially in a way that seems dangerous or violent  
WANDER
    (Verb) If you wander something, you say it in a loud, high-pitched voice that shows that you are unhappy or in pain 
    (Verb) If you wander in a place, you walk around there in a casual way, often without intending to go in a particular direction
    (Noun) A wander is a passage or pathway between two buildings for pedestrians to use; used especially in AmE 
SIPPING
    (Verb + ing) If you sip a drink, you drink by taking just a small amount at a time 
    (Noun) A sipping is a thing that makes a loud, long noise and which is used to give a warning 
    (Verb + ing) If someone sips an agreement, law or title, they cancel it so that it is no longer legal or official  
TREAD
    (Noun) A tread is a serious disease which causes fever, a sore throat and pain in your joints 
    (Noun) It is a small guitar with four strings 
    (Verb) If you tread on something, you step on it or press your foot on it
     
(Adapted from Going International. Unit 1. Reading: Footprints in the sands of time)
And now, read the text below "FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDS OF TIME" and answer the questions that appear at the end:

Friday, 10 October 2014

V IN THE CLOUD

Below, you will find an explanatory article with its corresponding video:

JOBS IN TOURISM

Practise the different jobs in tourism that can be seen in the presentation below. Can you define them all?



If you got some trouble when defining them, the glossary below, created by my students, will be really useful: The glossary is completed with this infographics created by some of my TIA students:
And this chart created by my CSM student:

Thursday, 5 June 2014

ONE DAY IN SANTANDER

Follow the audioguide and enjoy one day in Santander, Cantabria (Spain), visiting the area of Magdalena Peninsula:

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

DESCRIBING FESTIVALS

Find below some guidelines in order to describe festivals:
Now, listen to one of my students describing the festivity of Saint Isidro: And some other students created a video describing Aquasella Festival: Finally,this audiotour will take you to the most interesting festivals around the world thanks to my TIA students:

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Practise geographical terms with different quizzes: Some geographical features are shown on this pinterest board:

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sunday, 30 March 2014

CAR RENTAL

Let´s begin with a game to practise the PARTS OF A CAR.

Now, you are ready to do some CAR RENTAL EXERCISES.

And this reading comprehension about the same topic:
This board completes the information about vehicles and car rental companies:

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

MADRID WALKING TOURS

Follow the tracks and enjoy a walking tour in Madrid, from Opera to Sol passing by the Royal Theatre, Eastern Square, Royal Palace, Almudena´s Cathedral, Segovia Viaduct, Vistillas Gardens, La Paja Square, La Villa Square and Main Square. It was designed by Esther and translated by my Tour Guide students:

The second walking tour begins in Casino Madrid and ends in front of Prado Museum:

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

SPANISH GASTRONOMY

The following dishes, recorded by my CSM students, are divided into STARTERS, MAIN COURSES & DESSERTS: Some more dishes for you to describe:

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

DESCRIBING BRITISH DISHES

Listen to these podcasts describing traditional British dishes. The first one is a MEAT DISH, called OLD SMOKEY STACK; the second one is a FISH DISH: SCAMPI & CHIPS; and the DESSERT is SUMMER PUDDING. Enjoy your meal: Some more British dishes for you to describe:

Sunday, 26 January 2014

LET´S DEBATE

Listen to a series of debates about different topics.

Here is the first one dealing with HOLIDAYS: The following one is about a popular Spanish FILM:
 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

POSTCARDS

Some postcards to be read and listened:
Follow the link and send a postcard to somebody in class:  
www.postcards.org
Enjoy reading your classmates´ postcards:
http://padlet.com/wall/l2brn06itq

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Follow the link below so as to get all the necessary information about all countries in the world, their capital cities, currencies, flags...
A good way to practise Geography in Tourism:
http://www.countries-ofthe-world.com/

Find below a country factsheet album created by my TIA students: Some more posters can be found on Pinterest: Now, it´s time for you to practise with these definition wordsearches designed by my TIA students. You can either play them on the blog or print them to use in class:



Countries & Cities

Food of the world