Basic guidelines

Characteristics of the project

- Organize a trip to London by following the tasks proposed.

- You are going to stay 4 days in London (and their 3 nights!).

- Take note of every detail that is important to the organization of the trip: fares, departure and arrival times, luggage allowed, flight number, hotel facilities, organization of visits, opening times, means of transport...

- Remember that you won't be able to use Euros but Pounds (that is why you need a currency converter). However, you need to provide your final budget in Euros.

- Do the project in the language room (you may also finish some parts at home)

- Work cooperatively in groups of 4. Perform different roles for the proposed tasks

- You are free to use any media to hand in the project, but keep in mind you will have to present it orally.


- Almost in every task there is an optional dialogue to roleplay. Choose at least 2 of these activities and adapt it to your trip. After rehearsing them for a while, record at least 2 dialogues per person for different situations: a video recording and an audio recording.

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Planning the journey

You are about to begin your trip to London...

but before you go, you need to solve out certain questions such as:


Find a cheap fare for any dates in September. Take note of the date and time of departure and arrival and flight number. The flight has to be for 4 adults. When you are booking the flight follow all the instructions until you are asked to provide your credit card number. DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION. (Ryanair may be a good option)

2. AT THE AIRPORT. ON BOARD. (Listening exercise)

Make sure you are familiar with some specific vocabulary and expressions used when travelling.

Listen to tracks 2, 5 and 6 and fill in the boarding pass information.

  1. Flight number:

  2. Destination:

  3. Boarding time:

  4. Seat number:

Track 2

Listen to track 5 now and complete the boarding information below:

  1. Flight number:

  2. Gate Number:

  3. Seat number:

  4. Boarding Time:

Track 5

Listen to the announcement in track 6. Alicia is now in the departure lounge. Make a list with the order of passengers, rows and gates.

Track 6

3. SAFETY INFORMATION (optional speaking activity)

Watch this video on safety information. Try to get the words and perform it.

4. AT IMMIGRATION (optional speaking activity)

Work in pairs. First provide answers for what you may hear at immigration control. Then check with the listening (track 16).

Track 16

Then adapt it to your plans and roleplay it: A (you're the immigration officer) and B (you're Allie.) Swap roles.

Good evening, ma'am

Where are you arriving from?

What's the purpose of your visit?

How long are you staying in the U.S.?

Where are you staying?

Do you know anybody here?

Is he a family or friend?

Do you have his phone number?

Is this your first visit to the US?

Enjoy your stay in San Francisco.


Arriving in London

From the airport to the city centre


Your plane has just landed in London but there are
five major airports in London. Which are you in?

After you get off the plane you see three signs . Where do you go?

Now you need to find your bags and suitcases. Where do you go?

Baggage Reclaim


To get to the centre of London from the airport is very easy. You can go by bus, train or taxi. Which is the best option? Arrange your transfer.



Sleep like a log in...


You can find a hotel in London very easily through the internet. In Great Britain there are different kinds of accomodation:

Generally you'll find the most luxurious hotels around Mayfair and cheaper ones in Bayswater and Earl's Court - however both areas are very accessible.
A less expensive way of seeing London is to stay in one of the many
bed and breakfast guest houses, also known as B & B. The streets around Victoria and Paddington railway station are full of pleasant reasonable B & Bs.
Young travellers, however, often stay in cheap
backpackers or youth hostels.

Look for accommodation
within zones 1 and 2 of the underground. Take note of the best option according to its location, facilities and price.

Is it going to be half-board or just bed and breakfast? Decide which is better for you.

2. AT THE HOTEL RECEPTION. Checking into a hotel
(optional speaking activity)

You finally got to the hotel. It is time to check in! Decide with your partner who will be the receptionist at the hotel and who will play the part of the guest who is checking in or is enquiring about his reservation or any other doubts he has. Start by preparing your dialogues separately using the model provided in the video below and then practise. Perform it as you record your conversation.


You may prefer to grab a coffee at your hotel, but for something different head to one of London's many cafés, also known as greasy spoons, where a traditional English breakfast is just a few pounds. What do Londoners usually have for breakfast? Listen to the following podcast and find out.

What are the main ingredients in a full English breakfast? Talk about it in your oral presentation You can watch a video which contains all the information you need by just clicking on the following image:


Getting Around
There are different options to move around London:
taxis, buses, DLR, trams, the underground (also called The Tube) or alreday organized sightseeing tours: (The Big Bus Company or The Original Tour)

Find the best price possible for all your stay (you can use travelcards, Oyster cards ...)

Organize how to go and take note:

- from the aiport to your hotel
- from the hotel to each of the main attractions, theatres, pubs area...
- from the hotel back to the airport


Provide the correct word for the following definitions:
__________ - a ticket for one journey only
__________ - allows holder to travel back to original starting point


What will you do and what will you visit to make the most of your time?

Organize your sightseeing tour of London.

There are many interesting things worth visiting in London. Decide on at least 6 of the main visits you will go through. Include at least 1 or 2 palaces, 1 or 2 museums and 1 park... the rest is up to you!

Provide a short description of each of them together with the price of its entrance ticket, the day you are going to visit it, how you will get there and its opening times. Some of these attractions often get very busy so it is advisable to book in advance!

Here is a selection of the top London attractions:

Tower of London - Tower Bridge - Cutty Sark - London Aquarium - Big Ben and Houses of Parliament - Buckingham Palace - Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens - Hyde Park - Downing Street - London Eye - Trafalgar Square and Picadilly Circus - HMS Belfast - Globe Theatre - London Bridge - The City - St. Paul's Cathedral - Westminster Abbey - London Zoo - London Dungeons - The Monument - Covent Garden - Hampton Court Palace - Royal Albert Hall - Harrods

If art is your passion, London is your city! It is home to some of the world's best museums:

Science Museum - Natural History Museum - Victoria and Albert Museum - Tate Modern - British Museum - National Gallery - Madame Tussaud's and London Planetarium



LONDON is full of fantastic restaurants serving food from all around the world. Soho and China Town are the places to go for variety. Some restaurants even allow you to take your own beer and wine which can be bought from off-licences (liquor stores) nearby, which makes eating-out there incredibly cheap!

But maybe the cheapest and most classical take-away British meal can be bought in chippies.

Although pubs serve traditional ales, modern beers and increasingly fantastic wine, they also may serve food, too - in fact, this is often the best way to try some of Britain's tastiest cuisine.

Yummy dishes!
Remember: although a service charge is often added to your bill, people in London generally leave a tip of 10%.

2. This is LONDON: 7 million people, 3 million commuters daily, 34.000 shops, 159 theatres, 5 premier football teams and... 5.700 PUBS!


Just time for one last drink before saying good night! Head for the nearest pub for a pint of beer before the bar closes. It is not obligatory to tip in pubs because there's no waiter service: you have to go to the bar to buy your drinks.
Pubs are generally louder and more relaxed than bars, which tend to be smarter places to drink. A pub is a great place to watch live sport.

If you fancy something authentic, order a pint of ale!

Organize what, where and when you are going to have some of your meals.

Which are the typical English meals you are going to eat while visiting London? Also, look
for pubs or restaurants opening times.

(Optional Speaking Activity)

With a partner role play booking the table and ordering the meal at any restaurant or pub you've chosen. One of you is the customer and the other is the waiter. (You can use the teacher's menu leaflet)

Begin like this:

A: Good evening... , how can I help you?
B: Good evening, I would like to book a table for...


With more than 30.000 stores and hundreds of markets, London is a shopper's paradise.

What are the opening times of shops in London?

OXFORD STREET stretches for about a mile and it is usually crowded with Londoners shopping and tourists buying their last-minute souvenirs. Which is the best tube station to get there?

is fun, a must for all parents and children. It is 243 years old. It is popular all year but at Christmas it is very busy. Why? What can you buy there? Why is it so popular? Where is it? When is it open?

is also a must-see. It is probably the biggest department store in Europe and one of the busiest shops in London. About 4.000 people work there and every day 35.000 people visit Harrods . But you won't get in with jeans or rucksacks. Why? Who is the owner of Harrods? What can you buy there? Where is it? How can you get there? When is it opened?
Londoners, however, love to find a good bargain. There are more than 65 street MARKETS scattered around the city where you can buy everything and anything. Markets are quite an experience! Not only are they brilliant for shopping, but they make a great day out. Each market has its own unique vibe and atmosphere. Spend hours browsing London's fabulous markets, you can buy almost anything there!
Name two of London's most famous markets? Where are they? How can you get there? What can you buy there?




London is home to the best and brightest shows around the world and no visit to London is complete without experiencing the drama, excitement and colour of a West End musical. There are 51 theatres and evey year 11 million people watch a play or a show. The most popular shows in London are musicals such as Grease, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Mama Mia, We Will Rock You....

Londoners also take their clubbing, DJ-ing and live gigs very seriously. Drum'n'Bass, House, Techno, Jazz, Indie, Reggae, Dub, Ragga... You name it and London's got it.

Arrange a night out or plan a football match!

What is London's favourite sport? Football, of course! People go mad over it! There are twenty-three football teams in London. The biggest and most popular are Chelsea, Arsenal, Totthenham Hotspur, West Ham and Charlton.
Going to a football match can be great fun on a Saturday afternoon. Tickets to those matches may be hard to come by: mid-week games are easier to get into.

Wimbledon Championships marks the beginning of summer. Tickets are sold via public ballot. A small proportion of tickets are also available to those who queue on the day.

The annual Oxford versus Cambridge
boat race is also a sporting institution.