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Script: "Visiting London" (60 mns)

Slide 1
Hello, Good morning/ afternoon! Welcome to our class!
My name's XXX
What's your name? (Ask individually)
A : Good morning/ afternoon, XXX. My name is ……….
B : Good morning/ afternoon, XXX. My name is ……….
C : Good…, XXX. My name is ……….
D : Good…., XXX. My name is ……….
E : Good…., XXX. My name is ……….

(The use of A, B, C, D, E indications are mere examples. Please adapt these to the
number of adults you are teaching in this particular session and encourage any person
you feel is eager to answer - or needs stimulation. Please also try to make sure that
every attendant gets an equal share of your time and attention!)

Let's begin our class.


Let's go to London!

Slide 2 5 mn
(Pic 1, Eric and Anne)
Now, everyone, look at this picture. Who are these people? What are
their names, A/?
A: their names are Eric and Anne
Right. Their names are Eric and Anne. They are French and they're
going to visit London for the weekend.
(Click to insert pic 2)
Now, look at the map. Who can tell me where London is? (Point to
slide title)
Where is London? North, south, east or west? Anyone?
Student: London is in the south of England / south?
That's right. London is in the south east of England. Everyone.
It's in the south east of England.
Group: It's in the south east of England
Good. (Click to insert text A)
Can you ask the question, B/?
B: Where is London?
Right. And can you answer please, C/?
C: It's in the south east of England
Good. (Click to insert pic 3)
Do you know the name of the RIVER? (Point to river in pic 3)
Group: the Thames?
Yes, the river Thames. Can you all say that for me? London is ON the
river Thames. (Please insist on correct pronunciation of Thames)
Group: London is on the river Thames
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Good! (Click to insert text B)
It's on the river Thames.
And what about Paris? What river is Paris on? Anyone?
Student: the river Seine
That's right… Paris is on the river Seine.
So, tell me again. Where is London, D/?
D : London is in the south east of England / London is on the river
Thames
Excellent. London is in the south east of England on the river
Thames.
Now, everyone please. Can you all say that?
London is in the south east of England on the river Thames.
Group: London is in the south east of England on the river Thames
Very good!

Slide 3 5 mn
(Pic 1, Gare du Nord)
Now, look at this picture. Do you recognise it? Anyone?
Student: it's the Gare du Nord
Yes. It's the Gare du Nord in Paris. Where is the Gare du Nord
situated in Paris, E/?
E: ???? / the Gare du Nord is in the north of Paris
Exactly. The Gare du Nord is in the north of Paris.
So, how do you get to London from Paris? (Point to slide title)
Student: train?
Good. Yes, you can get to London by train from Paris. Everyone.
You can get to London by train.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Good. What other way can you get to London, A/?
A: ???? / by plane
Yes. You can get to London by plane, of course! But Eric and Anne
are going to London by train. So, they leave from the Gare du Nord.
(Click to insert text A)
Everyone. They leave from the Gare du Nord.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Good. What's the name of the train that leaves from the Gare du
Nord, B/?
B: the Eurostar
Right. The name of the train is the famous Eurostar.
(Click to insert pic 2)
Here it is. The Eurostar. What's the name of the Eurostar station in
London? Does anyone know?
Student: St Pancras?
Correct. The Eurostar arrives at St Pancras station in London.
(Click to insert pic 3)
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This is St Pancras station. Everyone please. The Eurostar arrives at
St Pancras station.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Good. (Click to insert text B)
So, Eric and Anne leave from the Gare du Nord. They arrive at St
Pancras station. How long does it take? Does anyone know? Two
hours, three hours, four hours?
Student: three hours / xxxxxx
Well. I think today it takes two and a half hours by train to London.
Everyone. It takes two and a half hours.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Good. (Click to insert text C)
It takes two and a half hours. How long does it take by plane to
London?
Student: one hour / xxxxxx
Yes. It takes about an hour by plane. Good.

Slide 4 5 mn
(Pic 1, hotel)
Eric and Anne are going to London by train. So, where are they
staying in London? (Point to pic 1) Where are they staying, B/?
B: in a hotel
Yes. They are staying in a hotel in London.
(Click to insert text A)
Eric and Anne are staying in a hotel. This is a two-star hotel. (Point to
hotel sign) How much does it cost to stay for one night. Has anyone
got an idea?
Student: €100 ?/ xxxxxxx
No Idea? / Well possibly! London is quite expensive. Do you think
London is more expensive than Paris, C/?
C: xxxxx / Yes I do
You do / don't think so. Well, I think Paris is cheaper than London.
Hotels in London are very expensive. Everyone. Hotels in London are
very expensive.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Good. (Click to insert text B)
It costs £100 a night for two people. Well, that's not too expensive for
the centre of London. This hotel is near Hyde Park. Do you know
Hyde Park, anyone. Where is Hyde Park?
Student: xxxxxxx / in the centre of London
Yes. Hyde Park is in the centre of London. And there are a lot of
hotels near Hyde Park. (Click to insert text C) The hotel is near Hyde
Park. (Click to insert pic 2)
Ah! Here's the famous English breakfast! Do you like English
breakfast, D/?
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D: xxxxx / Yes I do / No I don't
You do / don't. OK. What is an English breakfast, anyone?
Student: xxxxxxx / bacon, eggs.......
Yes. Usually, it's bacon and eggs and sausages and tomatoes...
I love it! (Click to insert text D)
Everyone. Breakfast is included in the price.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Good. So, that's not too expensive if breakfast is included in the price.
Now, E/. Where are Eric and Anne staying?
E: in a hotel
They are staying in a hotel. Where is the hotel, A/?
A: near Hyde Park
The hotel is near Hyde Park. How much does it cost for a night, B/?
B: it costs £100 a night
Yes. The hotel costs £100 a night. Well done.

Slide 5 4 mn
(Pic 1, London street)
Now, everyone, this is a street in London.
Look at this picture.What are these people doing, C/? (Point to people
in street)
C: xxxxx / these people are in the street / walking in the street / visiting
London?
Good! These people are tourists and they are visiting London.
Do you know the name of the famous clock in London? (Point to Big
Ben)
Group: Big Ben?
Right. And can you all see Big Ben at the end of the street?
Group: Yes, I can
And who knows what these are, anyone? (click for arrows)
Group: No / I don't know
These are TRAFFIC LIGHTS. Everyone please. These are traffic
lights.
Group: These are traffic lights
Excellent!
(Click to insert text "traffic lights")
Traffic lights.
(Click to insert pic 2)
Ah! This is famous place in London.
Do you recognise this place in London, D/?
D: xxxx No I don't know. Is it xxxxxx?
(Click to insert text=Oxford Circus)
OK. This is Oxford Circus. Where is Oxford Circus, E/?
E: xxxx / in the centre of London?

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Oxford Circus in the centre of London. Everyone, can you say that
please?
Group: Oxford Circus is in the centre of London
Great! Oxford Circus is very famous!
And what are these people doing, E/? (Point to people crossing)
E: xxxxx / crossing the road at the traffic lights?
OK. Good. They're crossing the road at the traffic lights.
(Click to insert text A)
Everyone. People are crossing at the traffic lights.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Good.
(Click to insert pic 3)
What does it say on the street? Everyone?
Group: Look right / Look right, look left
Yes! When you cross the street, you must look right and then left!
(Raise your left and right hand)
(Click to insert text B)
You must look right and then left.
Do people drive on the right or on the left in England, A/?
A: on the left?
On the left! So be careful when you are in England!

Slide 6 5 mn
(Pic 1, Underground sign)
Now, let's see how people get around in London.
What's the metro called in London, B/? Look at the sign.
B: xxx / the underground
That's it. The London Underground.
So, tell me how do people get around in London, C/? By car, by....?
C: xxxxx / by underground / by bus / by train?
Right. They get around London by underground, by bus, by taxi.
OK?
(Click to insert pic 2)
In London, the underground is also called The Tube. (Click to insert
text "The Tube")
Do you know why anyone? (Point to pic 2)
Group: ??? / I don't know
It's called the Tube because it's like a tube. (Point to shape of Tube
ceiling)
(Click to insert text A)
You can travel by tube in London. But, can you SEE Oxford Circus
and Big Ben and the river Thames in the Tube? D/?
D: No / No you can't
Exactly, you can't see the sights of London in the Tube! Everyone
again, please. You can't see the sights of London in the Tube!
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Group: you can't see the sights of London in the tube
Excellent!
(Click to insert pic 3)
Ah, now. Here are Eric and Anne. What are they doing, E/?
E: xxx / they're on a bus / taking a bus
Yes! They are taking a bus tour. Everyone please.
They are taking a bus tour.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Good. You can see a lot more by bus.
(Click to insert text B)
And why are they taking a bus tour of London, A/?
A: To visit / To see the city?
They're taking a bus tour to see the sights of London!
Who can tell me the names of some sights of London? Anyone?
Group: ??? / Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, St Paul's, Oxford
Circus....
Yes. The famous sights you know are - Big Ben, the Houses of
Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge. Tell me some of
the famous sights of Paris, please, B/?
B: the Tour Eiffel / Notre Dame?
Yes, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Montmatre. Those are some of the
famous sights of Paris. (Click to insert text C)
So, Eric and Anne are taking a bus tour to see the sights of London.

Slide 7 5 mn
(Pic 1, bus/Big Ben)
Ah! Here are the tourists again. (Point to pic 1)
Eric and Anne are on the bus? Why are they on the bus, C/?
C: They're taking a bus tour / of London
That's right. They're taking a bus tour of London. Can you read what
it says on the bus, D/? (Point to front of bus)
D: The Big Bus Company – sightseeing
Yes. It's a SIGHTSEEING tour of London. To see the sights, the
monuments... Everyone please. It's a sightseeing tour. (Point to slide
title)
Group: It's a sightseeing tour
Brilliant! The tourists are taking a sightseeing tour of London. And
here's the famous clock. Do you remember the name of the clock,
anyone?
Student: Big Ben
Right. It's called Big Ben. It's very famous.
Where is the bus now, E/?
E: It's in front of Big Ben
OK. They are driving past Big Ben.
(Click to insert text A)
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(Click to insert pic 2) Does anyone know the name of this bridge?
Student: xxxxxxx
You do / don't know. It's called Tower Bridge. It's very famous.
Where are the tourists now, A/? (Point to bus)
A: on the Bridge?
Yes, you're right. They're driving across Tower Bridge. Can you all
see the tower? (Point to tower)
Group: Yes I can
OK. Everyone please. They're driving across Tower Bridge.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(Click to insert text B)
So, what are these people doing, B/? (Point to people on bridge)
B: They're crossing Tower Bridge
That's right. They're walking across Tower Bridge.
(Click to insert text B)
The bus is crossing Tower Bridge, too. (Click to insert pic 3)
Tower Bridge is very special. It opens so that boats can sail under the
bridge. Can you see the boat? (Point to boat)
(Click to insert text C)
Boats can go under the bridge.
OK?

Slide 8 3 mn
(Pic 1, Buckingham Palace)
Right. This is another famous sight in London! (Point to pic 1)
Do you know the name of this building, D/?
D: Buckingham palace
Good. This is Buckingham Palace. Of course you know who lives
here, E/?
E: The Queen?
Yes. The Queen of England lives here. When you go to London, you
MUST see Buckingham Palace. (Click to insert text A)
Tourists in London come to see the Queen's Guards! Can you see the
tourists in the picture? (Point to tourists at gate)
What are they doing, A/?
A: xxxx / they are taking photos
Right. (Click to insert text B)
Tourists take photos of the guards!
(Click to insert pic 3)
And who is the man on the horse, B/?
B: xxxxx / a policeman?
Yes/ Well. He's a London policeman.
The policeman is riding in front of the guards. Everyone?
The policeman is riding in front.
Group: The policeman is riding in front
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(Click to insert text C)
And what are the guards doing, C/?
C: xxxx / walking?
They're walking. They're marching out of the palace! Everyone. The
guards are marching out of the palace.
Group: The guards are marching out of the palace
Super! What a great photo!

Slide 9 5 mn
(Pic 1, the Houses of Parliament)
So, Eric and Anne are visiting the sights of London by bus. (Point to
slide title) What's this famous building called? Do you know, D/?
D: xxxx / The Houses of Parliament
This is the Houses of Parliament. This is where the British
government works. Can you all say "The Houses of Parliament"?
Group: The Houses of Parliament
Good. (Click to insert text "The Houses of Parliament") Is it a
MODERN building, E/?
E: No / No it isn't / No, it's an old building
Right. It's very old. It's an ancient building.
Can you see the river? What’s its name, again, A/? (Point to river)
A: the River Thames
Right! The river Thames. And where is Big Ben, B/?
B: xxxx /on the right / in front of the Houses/ Parliament?
That’s right. Big Ben is in front of the Houses of Parliament! Repeat
please, B/. Big Ben is in front of the Houses of Parliament.
B: Big Ben is in front of the Houses of Parliament
Good! Where is the sightseeing bus now, C/? (Point to bus)
C: xxxx /on the bridge / in front of the Houses of Parliament?
Right. The bus is on the bridge. It's driving in front of the houses of
parliament. (Click to insert text A, plus RED ARROW)
The bus is in front of the houses of parliament.
This is Westminster Bridge. When you go to London, you MUST see
the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
(Click to insert pic 2)
Ah. What's this? Do you know what it is, anyone?
Student: xxxxxx / I don't know
Well. It's a big wheel. (Click to insert text "a big wheel")
It's called "the London Eye". Everyone, please? The London Eye.
Group: xxxxxxxx
(Point to your own eye!)
It's very HIGH! (click to insert 135m and arrow)
It's 135 metres high! Can you repeat: The Eye is 135 meters high
Group: xxxxxxxxxxx
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Right.
So, where is the London Eye, D/? Is it beside Big Ben?
D: xxxxxxxx
No it isn't. The London Eye is on the other side of the river.
Everyone?
Group: The London Eye is on the other side of the river
(Click to insert text B)
Well done! The London Eye on the other side of the river!

Slide 10 3 mn
Now. It's checking time. "Where is it?" (Point to slide title)
I want you to make sentences please. (Click to insert word bank)
These words will help you.
Look at the pictures and give me a sentence.
(Click to insert pic 1) Picture 1. Where is London? E/?
E: London is in the south of England / London is on the river Thames
Correct. London is in the south of England / London is on the river
Thames.
(Click to insert pic 2) And Picture 2. Where is the bus? A/?
A: The bus is on the bridge / the bus is driving across the bridge
Good answer! The bus is on the bridge / the bus is driving across the
bridge.
(Click to insert pic 3) Picture 3. Where is Big Ben, B?
B: Big Ben is in front of the Houses of Parliament / in London
Correct. Big Ben is in front of the Houses of Parliament / in London.
(Click to insert pic 4) And Picture 4. Where is the London Eye? Is it on
the same side of the river as Big Ben, C/?
C: No. It's on the other side of the river
Exactly. The London Eye on the other side of the river.
(Click to insert pic 5) And Picture 5. The guards are in front of
Buckingham Palace. Where is the poiceman, D/?
D: The policeman is in front of the guards
Yes. The policeman is riding in front of the guards. Very good!
(If you have time, please do another round of questions)

Slide 11 3 mn
(Pic 1, picture of the London Eye)
Now. Where are these people going, anyone?
Student: xxx / to the London Eye / to ride on the big wheel?
I think so! They're going to have a ride on the London Eye…
How much does a ride cost? Do you know, anyone?
Student: ??? / I don't know
Can you ask me the question, E/?
E: How much does it cost?

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Good question, E/. Well, it costs £9 to ride on the London Eye! Is that
expensive, A/?
A: xxxxx / I don't know
Well, that's about €15. It's expensive, but not too expensive for a
fantastic ride…
(Click to insert text A)
Everyone. A ride on the London Eye costs £9.
Group: xxx xxxxxxx
Let's see what it's like up there...
(Click to insert pic 2)
Wow!!! Look. What can you see, B/?
B: xxx / London / the river Thames / boats
Good. Yes, you can see London and boats on the river Thames.
(Click to insert text B)
Everyone, you can see London and boats on the river.
Group: xxx xxxxxxx
What's the weather like in London, anyone? (Point to Pic 2)
Student: xxxxxxx / it's sunny
Right. It's a beautiful sunny day in London.

Slide 12 5 mn
(Pic 1, view from the Eye)
Wow! What a fantastic view! Can you see these people? (point to
capsule on the left) Where are they, C/?
C: They are on the London Eye
Exactly! They are on the London Eye!
And what buildings can you see? D/?
D: the Houses of Parliament / Big Ben
Right! You can see the Houses of Parliament and there's Big Ben!
(Point to each)
It's very high.
(Click to insert text A) and you get a fantastic view over London!
Everyone, please. It's very high and you get a fantastic view over
London.
Group: xxx xxxxxxx
(Click to insert pic 2) What can you see now, E/?
E: the river (Thames) / Boats / a bridge
Yes, you can see the river Thames. And do you recognise this bridge,
A/? (Point to Tower Bridge)
A: This is Tower Bridge
Right. You do (don't) recognise it. You're looking down on Tower
Bridge. The bridge that opens up for boats to go under. OK
everyone? (Click to insert text B)
Looking down on Tower Bridge. Everyone.
Group: xxx xxxxxxx
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(Click to insert pic 3)And what can you see here? Where are these
people, B/?
B: xxxxxx
These people are on the ground. They look very small from here!
(Click to insert text C)
People on the ground look very small. Everyone.
Group: xxx xxxxxxx
Great!

Slide 13 3 mn
(Pic 1, aerial view of London)
This is an aerial view of London. (point to slide title)
Tell me, what can you see, C/?
C: London / we can see buildings / the river...
Yes, that's good! You can see the entire city of London! Everyone.
You can see the entire city of London.
Group: xxx xxxxxxx
Right! (Click to insert text A)
You can see the entire city of London. It's a fantastic view, isn't it?
(Click to insert pic 2 and RED CIRCLE)
Now, we can see another famous building!
Can you ask me it's name, D/? (Point to red circle)
D: what's the name of this building?
OK. This is Saint Paul's Cathedral. It's a famous cathedral in the
centre of London.
(Click to insert text "St Paul's Cathedral)
And what's the name of this bridge? Ask me, E/?
E: What's the name of this bridge?
OK. This bridge is called the Millennium Bridge.
We can see Saint Paul's Cathedral across the Millennium Bridge.
(Click to insert text "Across the Millenium Bridge)

Slide 14 3 mn
(Pic 1, picture of the London Eye at night)
Now. We are going to see the London Eye at night!
Yes. Look at all the lights! Isn't it beautiful?
Group: xxxxxxxxxxx
The wheel is very impressive at night! (Click to insert text A)
Everyone. The wheel is very impressive at night.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxx
What can the tourists see from the wheel at night, A/?
A: ???? / lights / the city / London / over London
Yes, they can see the lights all over the city.
(Click to insert pic 2)

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Look! Can you see these people? Where are they, B/? (Point to
capsule)
B: They are on the London Eye
Right! They are in a capsule on the London Eye!
And what can you see from the London Eye at night, C/?
C: ??? / they can see over London / they can see the lights
Yes. You can see the lights all over the city.
(Click to insert text B)
Everyone.
Group: xxxxxxxxxxx
Good. It's really impressive at night!

Slide 15 5 mn
(Pic 1, Tower Bridge lit up)
Here is the famous Tower Bridge again.
Can you describe the bridge at night, D/? (Point to pic 1)
D: It's beautiful /xxxxxx/ It's very impressive
Yes. The bridge is illuminated at night.
(Click to insert text A)
Look at the river, E/. (Point to river)
Can you describe the river?
E: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
OK. You can see reflections in the river. (Click to insert text B)
You see the reflections of the bridge? (Click to insert pic 2)
Can you describe the Houses of Parliament now, A/?
A: xxxxxxxxx
The Houses of Parliament are illuminated at night.
And what about the river, B/?
B: xxxxxxxxx
Yes, you can see reflections in the river. It's very beautiful!
(Click to insert pic 3)
Do you know what this famous place is, C/? If you don't know, ask me
please.
C: What's the name of this place?
OK. This is Trafalagar Square. It's very famous too.
Can you describe this picture of Trafalagar Square, D/?
D: xxxxxxxxx
OK. There's a fountain in the centre of the square. (Point to fountain)
So, can you describe it now, D/?
D: the fountain is illuminated / you can see reflections in the fountain
Excellent. The fountain is illuminated. You can see reflections in the
water. And you can see the lights in all the buildings. Good.

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Slide 16 5 mn
(Click to insert all pictures and text)
It's Checking Time. "A Postcard from London"
Eric and Anne are writing a postcard to a friend in France describing
what you can do in London. Find the missing words from the boxes.
OK?
C, please complete sentence 1.
C: We are IN London
Good. We are in London. (Point to each correct word box)
Continue, D/.
D: You can take a SIGHTSEEING tour of the city.
Good! Go on, E/.
E: The bus drives PAST Big Ben and Tower Bridge.
Right! Go on A/.
A: You MUST see Buckingham Palace where the Queen lives
Right again! You next, B/.
(etc.... until all gaps filled.)

Good work.Don4t forget to do the activities on your worksheets!


Thank you and goodbye for now!

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