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culture and clil worksheets

Contents
Unit 1 Unit 6
Culture worksheet – London 1 Culture worksheet – Dublin 21
Culture: Teacher’s notes 2 Culture: Teacher’s notes 22
CLIL worksheet – Literature: CLIL worksheet – Language:
Charles Dickens 3 Irish Gaelic 23
CLIL: Teacher’s notes 4 CLIL: Teacher’s notes 24

Unit 2 Unit 7
Culture worksheet – Edinburgh 5 Culture worksheet – Canberra 25
Culture: Teacher’s notes 6 Culture: Teacher’s notes 26
CLIL worksheet – Geography: CLIL worksheet – Science:
Volcanoes 7 Strange animals 27
CLIL: Teacher’s notes 8 CLIL: Teacher’s notes 28

Unit 3 Unit 8
Culture worksheet – Cardiff 9 Culture worksheet – Ottawa 29
Culture: Teacher’s notes 10 Culture: Teacher’s notes 30
CLIL worksheet – PE: Rugby 11 CLIL worksheet – Art: Architecture 31
CLIL: Teacher’s notes 12 CLIL: Teacher’s notes 32

Unit 4 Unit 9
Culture worksheet – Washington 13 Culture worksheet – Wellington
Culture: Teacher’s notes 14 and Auckland 33
CLIL worksheet – History: Culture: Teacher’s notes 34
The American Civil War 15 CLIL worksheet – Music: Maori music 35
CLIL: Teacher’s notes 16 CLIL: Teacher’s notes 36

Unit 5
Culture worksheet – Belfast 17
Culture: Teacher’s notes 18
CLIL worksheet – Maths: The Titanic 19
CLIL: Teacher’s notes 20

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culture worksheet
UNIT

London
Go online!
Key facts
• London is the capital of
England and the United
Kingdom. London

• Its population is
about 8 million.
• It is the biggest city in Europe.

1 Read about some famous places in London.

The Houses of Parliament


The Houses of Parliament is where the government of the United Kingdom
meets. It is next to the River Thames and it is famous for the clock tower, Big
Ben. Near the Houses of Parliament is 10 Downing Street, where the prime
minister lives, and Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London residence.

The West End


Near the Houses of Parliament is the West End. This is the most popular shopping
and entertainment district in the United Kingdom. It is famous for Oxford Street,
which has some of the biggest shops in the world.

Wembley
Wembley stadium is the home of English football. England plays matches here
and the final of the FA Cup, which is the oldest cup competition in the world, is
played here. Other sports, including rugby and American football, also feature
at Wembley. Some of the world’s most famous music groups and singers play
concerts in this stadium.
TEST YOUR
2 Label this area of London with the words in the box. MEMORY!
• Where does the
Big Ben Buckingham Palace Houses of Parliament
British prime
River Thames 10 Downing Street
minister live?
• Which building is
Big Ben near?
1 • Which is the most
popular shopping
street?
2
3
TASK
Make a poster
of London. Ask
4 your teacher for
5 instructions.

3 Read the sentences and circle T (true) or F (false).


WEB QUEST
1 Wembley Stadium is a sports stadium. T F Find out how many football clubs
2 Wembley is famous for football competitions. T F from London play in the Premier
3 The FA Cup is a rugby competition. T F League.
4 Sometimes there are music concerts at Wembley. T F
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culture teacher’s notes
UNIT

London
Warm up
• Divide the class into two teams. Draw two lists on the board – Team A and Team B.
• Ask students to brainstorm everything they know about London, with each team taking it
in turn to say something. See which team can think of the most information.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what
information about London is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page and answer the Test your memory!
questions.
• Ask students to do exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with the
class.
• Fast finishers can be asked to correct the false sentence in exercise 3 or to write
additional true or false questions.
• Explain the Task (see below).
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Task
• Ask students to make an illustrated poster of London.
• Ask them to illustrate the poster with drawings or pictures of the following places, or
other places they can find, and label them.
Big Ben Buckingham Palace The Houses of Parliament

• Make a wall display of the posters and ask students to choose the best three.

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out more about football clubs in London. They can type ‘professional
football clubs in London’ into a search engine. Write the names of some of the clubs
on the board.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
Test your memory!
• The British prime minister lives at 10 Downing Street.
• Big Ben is near the Houses of Parliament.
• The most popular shopping street is Oxford Street.

2 1 10 Downing Street 2 Big Ben 3 Buckingham Palace


4 Houses of Parliament 5 River Thames
3 1 T 2 T 3 F 4 T

Web Quest
• Possible answers: (depending on the year) Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur,
West Ham United, Crystal Palace.

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clil worksheet
UNIT

Literature: Charles Dickens


1 Read the profile of Charles Dickens and complete
the text.

Name Charles Dickens


Date of birth 1812
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Novels Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol

Charles (1) was born in the city of


(2) in England, in (3) . Famous novels
by Dickens include (4) and
(5) . Both novels are about life
in London in the 19th century.

2 Read about Charles Dickens.

There are many famous authors, past and present,


from London. One of the most famous is Charles
Dickens. He was the most popular author of the
1800s and he wrote a lot of books. He was born
in Portsmouth in 1812, then he lived in London, and A
he died at home in Kent in 1870 while writing his final novel.
Dickens wrote about poor people and the title of his
most famous book is Oliver Twist. The main character is
a boy called Oliver, and the setting for the story is 19th
century London. The plot is about Oliver’s adventures with
a group of boys who live together and steal on the streets
of the capital. The villains are Fagin and Bill Sikes, a terrible,
violent man with a dog called Bull’s Eye. Oliver Twist has a
happy ending – but not for all the characters.

B
FIND OUT:
Which of the following novels was
not written by Charles Dickens?
Great Expectations Bleak House
Pride and Prejudice A Christmas Carol

3 Match the descriptions with the characters


from Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.
1 Bill Sikes is a villain. He’s a big man. He’s 35 years old. C
2 Fagin is an old man. He isn’t a hero. He’s Bill Sikes’s friend.
3 Oliver is a young, English boy. He’s ten years old. He’s the
hero of the story. He’s from London.

WEB QUEST
Find out more about Dickens’ life
and work.

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

Literature: Charles Dickens


Warm up
• Ask students if they know anything about Charles Dickens. Brainstorm any information
on the board.
• Write these words on the board in this order:
Christmas Bleak Twist House Expectations A Great Carol Oliver

• Ask students to work in pairs and find the titles of four of Dickens’ novels using each
word only once.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out more about Charles Dickens, or another famous
British author.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
Warm up
A Christmas Carol Bleak House Great Expectations Oliver Twist

1 1 Dickens 2 Portsmouth 3 1812 4 Oliver Twist 5 A Christmas Carol

Find out
Pride and Prejudice

3 1 C 2 B 3 A

Web Quest
Possible answers: He had seven brothers and sisters. His famous novels include David
Copperfield, Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities.

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culture worksheet
UNIT

Edinburgh
Go online!
Key facts Edinburgh

• Edinburgh is the capital


of Scotland, in the north
of Great Britain.
• Its population is
about half a million.
• People have lived in Edinburgh for 1,500 years.

1 Read about Edinburgh.

Volcano city
Edinburgh is on a big hill called Arthur’s Seat, which is an extinct volcano.
With its elegant, historical architecture, parks and landscape, Edinburgh
is a very beautiful city.

Festival of fun
Every August the Edinburgh Festival takes place. There are approximately
35,000 performances of music, theatre and comedy in venues around the
city. During this month, the city’s population doubles to 1 million! This is
because of the number of visitors and performers from around the world
participating in the world’s biggest art festival.

Castle in the sky


Edinburgh Castle is in the centre of Edinburgh. It was the home of Scottish
royalty until 1603AD. After that the castle was the property of the military and
it was an important fortress. Today it is the most popular tourist attraction in
Scotland and it even has its own ghost!

2 Read the sentences and circle T (true) or F (false).


1 Edinburgh is by a big lake. T F TEST YOUR
2 There is an extinct volcano in Edinburgh called Arthur’s Hat. T F MEMORY!
3 Edinburgh hasn’t got any beautiful parks. T F • What is Arthur’s Seat?
4 Edinburgh is a historical city with beautiful architecture. T F
• What is the Edinburgh
3 Look at the pictures and complete the postcard about Edinburgh castle. Festival?
• Where is Edinburgh
Castle?
Hi Mum,
We’re in Edinburgh and this is the
(1) . It’s really WEB QUEST
Find more information
(2) and it is on about Mary Queen of Scots.
a (3) . In the past,
Scottish (4)
TASK
lived here. And it has got a Make a tourist brochure
(5) ! It’s amazing! for Edinburgh. Ask your
teacher for instructions.
Love, Pilar

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culture teacher’s notes
UNIT

Edinburgh
Warm up
• Draw a simple map of Great Britain on the board and ask students to identify Scotland.
Find out if they know the name of the capital city, and where it is.
• Divide the class into two teams. Write the word ‘Edinburgh’ in dashes on the board
(_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) and elicit the correct spelling. Each team can ask for a maximum of four
letters, before they have to spell the word.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what
information about Edinburgh is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page and answer the Test your memory!
questions.
• Ask students to complete exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with the
class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Explain the Task (see below).
• Fast finishers can correct the false sentences in exercise 2.

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out about Mary Queen of Scots, who was a famous Scottish monarch.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Task
• Ask students to make a tourist information poster or brochure for Edinburgh.
• Ask them to illustrate the poster with drawings or pictures of the following places, and to
write one descriptive sentence for each one.
the parliament Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Festival Arthur’s Seat

• Make a wall display of the posters and ask students to choose the best three.

Answer key
Test your memory!
• Arthur’s Seat is a big hill which is an extinct volcano.
• The Edinburgh Festival is the world’s biggest arts festival.
• Edinburgh Castle is in the centre of Edinburgh.

2 1 F 2 F 3 F 4 T
3 1 castle 2 old 3 volcano 4 royalty 5 ghost

Web Quest
Possible answers: born 8th December, 1542 / executed on 8th February, 1587 / crowned Queen
of Scots when she was nine months old / religion: Catholic.

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clil worksheet
UNIT

Geography: volcanoes
1 Read about volcanoes. How many types of volcano
are there?

Many of the hills and mountains that surround Edinburgh


are ancient volcanoes.
There are three types of volcano – active, dormant and
extinct. An active volcano is one that erupts frequently.
This is when clouds of ash and very hot lava flow up the
conduit and out of the crater. These volcanic eruptions
can cause a lot of destruction and disruption. A famous
ash crater
example is Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the Italian
lava
town of Pompeii in 79AD.
A dormant volcano, like Teide in the Canary Islands,
is one that is active, but has not erupted in a very
long time. An extinct volcano, like those that surround conduit
Edinburgh, is one that will never erupt again.

2 Look at the map. Match the volcanoes with the 3 Do the volcano quiz.
countries.
1 Mount Vesuvius a) Canary Islands, Spain 1 In which country is the active volcano
2 Mount Fuji b) Hawaii, USA Eyjafjallajökull?
3 Mount Teide c) Indonesia
a) Japan b) Iceland c) Italy
4 Mount Etna d) Japan
5 Krakatoa e) Italy 2 Which city is near Mount Vesuvius?
6 Mauna Kea f) USA a) Naples b) Palermo c) Pompeii
7 Mount St Helens g) Sicily, Italy 3 Which country hasn’t got any active volcanoes?
a) Australia b) Italy c) Japan
4 How many of the world’s volcanoes are
FIND OUT: under water?
Which volcano erupted in 2010 creating a) 10% b) 20% c) 40%
problems for flights in Europe?
5 How high is Mount Etna in Italy?
a) 6,500 m b) 5,250 m c) 3,350 m

WEB QUEST
Are there any famous volcanoes in Spain?

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

Geography: Volcanoes
Warm up
• Brainstorm the names of some famous volcanoes, and where they are. Write the
information on the board.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Students can do this individually or in pairs. Check answers
with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out about one of the volcanoes in exercise 2.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
1 There are three types of volcano (active, dormant, extinct).
2 1 e 2 d 3 a 4 g 5 c 6 b 7 f

Find out
In 2010 the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland caused disruptions to air travel across Europe.

3 1 b 2 c 3 a 4 b 5 c

Web Quest
Possible answers: Mount Teide in Tenerife. It is the highest point in Spain.

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culture worksheet
UNIT

Cardiff
Go online!
Key facts
• Cardiff is the capital
of Wales.
• Its population is Cardiff
about 330,000.
• Archaeologists think that
people started living in Cardiff 8,000 years ago.

1 Read about Cardiff.

Cardiff Castle
Romans built Cardiff Castle in 55AD. You can still see Roman walls and
a medieval tower. Today the castle is an important tourist attraction.
Sometimes there are concerts in the castle and there is a big carnival
there in September. 40,000 people go to the carnival.

Sport in Wales
Sport is very popular in Wales. A lot of people like football, snooker,
cricket and boxing. The national sport is rugby and the Wales team
plays at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Two languages
There are two official languages in Wales: Welsh and English. Welsh is a Celtic
language and 21% of people in Wales speak it. It is very different from English.

2 Read the sentences and choose the correct words.


1 The ... built Cardiff Castle in 55AD.
a) Normans b) Welsh c) Romans Examples of Welsh
2 The castle ... is medieval.
a) wall b) tower c) door Welsh English
3 There is a carnival in Cardiff Castle every year in ... Bore da Good morning
a) November. b) August. c) September. Nos da Goodnight
4 Every year ... people visit the castle. Diolch Thank you
a) 40,000 b) 140,000 c) 4,000,000

3 Match Welsh phrases 1–3 with English phrases a–c.


WEB QUEST
a) b) c)
Thank you Goodnight Good morning Can you find three
famous Welsh symbols
or emblems?

TASK
Draw a map
of Cardiff. Ask
your teacher for
Bore da Diolch Nos da instructions.

1 2 3

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culture teacher’s notes
UNIT

Cardiff
Warm up
• Write the letters D F I C F R A on the board and give students ten seconds to spell the
name of the capital city of Wales (Cardiff ). Don’t tell them the name first.
• Write some sentences on the board and ask students to guess which ones are true and
which are false, eg
Wales has its own language. (true)
Cardiff is bigger than London. (false)
The pop star Duffy is Welsh. (true)
The national sport of Wales is hockey. (false)

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what
information about Cardiff is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page.
• Ask students to complete exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with the
class.
• Fast finishers can write two more questions for the quiz.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Explain the Task (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out about some Welsh symbols and emblems.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Task
• Ask students to draw a simple map of Cardiff.
• Tell them to include the following places on the map, plus three new places
of their choice:
Cardiff Bay Cardiff Castle The Millennium Stadium

• Make a wall display of the maps and ask students to choose the best three.

Answer key
2 1 c 2 b 3 c 4 a
3 1 c 2 a 3 b

Web Quest
Possible answers: symbols or emblems of Wales include leeks, Celtic knots and daffodils. Saint
David is the patron saint of Wales.

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clil worksheet
UNIT

PE: rugby
1 Read about rugby.

Rugby originated in 1823 when a student at a


prestigious school in the town of Rugby in England picked
up the ball with his hands during a game of football and
ran. As the students started to play this form of ‘football’
more and more frequently, they invented the rules that
are still followed to this day.
It is a sport played by two teams of 15 players with a
ball shaped like a big egg. They score goals by kicking
the ball over a high bar, which is like a giant ‘H’. Players
score points called tries by putting the ball behind the
goal line.
Today, rugby is more popular than football in some
parts of the world. The most important international
teams are Argentina, Australia, England, France, New
Zealand, Scotland and Wales. They compete for the
Rugby World Cup every four years.
Rugby is also played in Spain. There are 200 clubs
FIND OUT:
and 17,000 players around the country.
How many players compete
in a game of rugby?
2 Look at the picture. Find six words in the wordsearch.

S B A L R T S
2 1
H P I T C H O
I O C S H E R
R S B A L L T
T T C H P M S
6
O S M E T E A 3 5
O H B O O T S 4
S H O R T S B

3 Complete the text with some of the words from exercise 2.

Rugby is the national sport of Wales. There


WEB QUEST
are 15 players in a rugby team. All rugby
Find out about the Millennium
players wear (1) , shirts and special
Stadium in Cardiff.
(2) on their feet. Some players
wear head guards on their heads. The two
teams play a rugby match on a (3) .
The match lasts for 80 minutes. The
(4) isn’t round like a football.
It’s shaped like an egg.

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

PE: rugby
Warm up
• Write these countries and sports on the board in two separate lists. Go through new
vocabulary with the students:

the USA rugby


England ice hockey
France table tennis
Wales cricket
China baseball
Canada cycling

• Ask students to match the countries with their national sports. Discuss the ideas with
the class.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find pictures of, and information about, the Millennium Stadium in
Cardiff, Wales.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
Warm up
Possible answers: the USA / baseball; England / cricket; France / cycling; Wales / rugby;
China / table tennis; Canada / ice hockey.

2 S B A L R T S 1 posts 2 shirt 3 shorts 4 boots 5 ball 6 pitch


H P I T C H O
I O C S H E R
R S B A L L T
T T C H P M S
O S M E T E A
O H B O O T S
S H O R T S B

Find out
There are 15 players per team on the field at any one time. In the starting 15 there are 7 backs
and 8 forwards.

3 1 shorts 2 boots 3 pitch 4 ball

Web Quest
Possible answers: national stadium of Wales / used for sports and musical events / hosted
1999 Rugby World Cup / opened in June 1999 / second largest stadium in the world with
retractable roof.

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culture worksheet
UNIT

Washington DC
Go online!
Key facts Washington DC

• Washington DC is the
capital of the USA.
• DC means ‘District
of Columbia’.
• Its population is about 5.5 million.
1 Read about Washington DC.

Early Washington
Philadelphia was the first capital of the USA, but it was often
attacked by people who were angry with the government. They
decided to create a new capital and, in 1790, Washington DC
was born. It takes its name from George Washington, the first
president of the USA.

Famous buildings
Some of the USA’s most famous monuments are in Washington
DC. The White House is where the president of the USA lives.
Another famous landmark is the Washington Memorial, a very
tall obelisk dedicated to George Washington.

Musical city
Like Memphis with rock ‘n’ roll and New Orleans with jazz,
Washington DC has a strong musical culture, particularly in a
type of folk music called bluegrass. Bluegrass is a combination
of traditional music from Great Britain, blues and jazz. DC also
has the biggest African American radio station, Radio One, which
is dedicated to urban music, such as soul and hip-hop.

2 Read the sentences and circle T (true) or F (false).


1 The first capital of the USA was
New York. T F
2 Washington DC became the capital
in 1790. T F
3 The first president of the USA was
John Washington. T F TEST YOUR MEMORY!
3 Find five types of music from the text. • Which city was the capital of the USA
before Washington?
• Who lives in the White House?
B L U E G R A S S
• Who is the Washington Memorial
L H I P H O P A S dedicated to?
U I P O P C S T O
R O C K N R O L L TASK
WEB QUEST
O C J A Z Z U L B Find out what the different parts Write a guide for
C O A Z E S L A Z of the American flag represent. Washington. Ask
your teacher for
instructions.

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culture teacher’s notes
UNIT

Washington DC
Warm up
• Draw a rough map of the USA on the board and ask students to identify where
Washington DC is.
• Give students one minute to brainstorm everything they know about Washington
DC, eg the White House, home of the president, Washington Memorial.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what
information about Washington DC is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page and answer the Test Your Memory!
questions.
• Ask students to complete exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with
the class.
• Fast finishers can correct the false sentences in exercise 2.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Explain the Task (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find information on the American flag.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Task
• Ask students to write a short guide to Washington DC.
• Tell students to describe the places, memorials, parks and entertainment you can
find here. Use phrases There is / There are ... to describe the places.
• Ask students to illustrate the guide with drawings or pictures.
• Make a wall display of the guides and ask students to choose the best three with
the most interesting places.

Answer key
Test your memory!
• Philadelphia was the capital of the USA before Washington.
• The president of the USA lives in the White House.
• The Washington Memorial is dedicated to George Washington.

2 1 F 2 T 3 F
3
B L U E G R A S S
L H I P H O P A S
U I P O P C S T O
R O C K N R O L L
O C J A Z Z U L B
C O A Z E S L A Z

Web Quest
Possible answers: it has 13 red and white stripes and 50 white stars / The 50 stars on
the flag represent the 50 states / the 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that
declared independence from the UK to become states / nicknames include the ‘Stars and
Stripes’, and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’.
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UNIT

History: The American


Civil War
1 Read the profile about Abraham Lincoln and complete the text.

Name Abraham Lincoln


Date of birth 12th February 1809
Place of birth Kentucky, USA
President of USA 1861–1865

Abraham (1) was born on (2) 1809, in the


city of (3) in the USA. He was the president of the USA
from (4) to (5) .

2 Read about the American Civil War.

The abolition of slavery was a very important


event in the history of the United States of
America. It was also the reason for the American
Civil War, which was a violent conflict between 11
southern states, which were in favour of slavery,
and 25 northern states, which wanted to abolish it.
To continue with slavery, the South declared
its independence from the North and formed the
Confederate States of America. The president of the
USA, Abraham Lincoln, did not want the South to be
independent. He wanted the USA to remain as one
country and he wanted liberty for the slaves.
War started in April 1861 and the conflict lasted for four
years. An estimated 620,000 soldiers and many civilians
died before the North won in the spring of 1865. The result FIND OUT:
was the total abolition of slavery in the USA. Why did the American
Civil War begin?
3 Read the text. Then circle T (true) or F (false).

CIVIL WAR TIMELINE WEB QUEST


1619–1860 Slavery exists in the USA. Find more information about
the American Civil War.
1860 The northern states of the USA want to end
slavery. Some southern states don’t want to
end slavery.
1861 Eleven southern states ‘leave’ the USA and
join the ‘confederacy’. The confederacy goes
to war with the northern states.
1865 War ends and slavery ends.

1 Eleven northern states joined the Confederacy in 1861. T F


2 The North declared its independence from the South. T F
3 The Civil War lasted for four years. T F
4 Slavery ended in 1865. T F

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UNIT

History: The American Civil War


Warm up
• Draw a simple map of the USA on the board.
• Brainstorm as many cities as possible, and draw them on the map. Use a reference, but
don’t show the class.
• Once you have several cities, eg Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, etc. look at your reference
and write the corresponding states in a list on the board, eg Illinois, California, Texas.
• Ask students to match the cities to the states, eg Chicago / Illinois, Dallas / Texas, Los
Angeles / California, etc.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out more about the American Civil War.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
1 1 Lincoln 2 12th February 3 Kentucky 4 1861 5 1865

Find Out
The Civil War started because some states wanted to continue with slavery while others wanted
to abolish it. Additional causes included economic and social differences between north
and south, differing opinions about state rights versus federal government control and high
taxation on cotton crops.

3 1 F 2 F 3 T 4 T

Web Quest
Possible answers: The American Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865; the bloodiest conflict in
American History; over 600,000 soldiers lost their lives; President Lincoln was in power at the
time; brought an end to slavery.

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culture worksheet
UNIT

Belfast
Go online!
Key facts Belfast

• Belfast is the capital


of Northern Ireland.
• Its population is
about 268,000.
• About 7 million tourists
visit the city every year.

1 Read about Belfast.

Ships in Belfast
A hundred years ago, Belfast was the most important
shipbuilding city in the world, but today the industry is not very
important. The most famous ship from Belfast was the Titanic.
The Titanic was enormous and ‘invincible’, but on 15th April
1912, on its first voyage, the Titanic hit an iceberg and went
down. 706 people survived and 1,517 people died.

Belfast Zoo
Belfast Zoo is the biggest tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.
It has more than 1,200 species of animals, including many in
danger of extinction, such as the Sumatran tiger, the Barbary lion
and a strange animal from New Guinea called the tree kangaroo.

Belfast’s loughs
In Ireland a lake is called a lough, and Belfast is near two beautiful loughs. TEST YOUR
The nearest is Belfast Lough, which is popular for water sports. About MEMORY!
30 km from Belfast, there is the beautiful Lough Neagh. This is the largest
lake in the United Kingdom, and it is 30 km long and 15 km wide. • What year did the
Titanic go down?
2 Choose the correct answers. • How far is it from
Belfast to Lough
1 What is Belfast famous for? a) ship building b) ship painting Neagh?
2 Name a famous ship from Belfast. a) Titan b) Titanic • What are some of the
3 When was its first voyage? a) 1902 b) 1912 animals in danger
of extinction at the
3 Complete the postcard about Belfast Zoo.
Belfast Zoo?

Hi, Dad
We’re at Belfast Zoo. It’s great! There are WEB QUEST
lots of different ( 1 ) When did Belfast Zoo
open? How many visitors
here. There are elephants and does it have a year?
(2) . I think they’re
amazing. There aren’t any leopards, but Juan Soriano
there are some (3) . Calle Mayor, 3 TASK
Write a description of
And there’s a strange animal called a Palencia, Spain
animals in Belfast Zoo.
(4) kangaroo! Ask your teacher for
Love, Maria instructions.

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UNIT

Belfast
Warm up
• Write the letters T F A B L E S on the board and give students ten seconds to spell the
name of the capital city of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Don’t tell them the name first.
• Draw a simple map of Ireland on the board and ask students to identify the border, and
where Belfast is.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what
information about Belfast is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts and answer the Test Your Memory! questions.
• Ask students to complete exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with
the class.
• Fast finishers can read Ships in Belfast in exercise 1 again and find three facts about
the Titanic.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Explain the Task (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out when Belfast Zoo opened and how many visitors a year it has.
Students can go to www.belfastzoo.co.uk.
• Ask students to share their ideas with the class.

Task
• Ask students to write a description of two animals and one bird in Belfast Zoo. They can
go to www.belfastzoo.co.uk to choose their animals.
• Ask students to illustrate the descriptions with drawings or pictures.
• Ask students to get into groups of four and read each other’s work.
• Make a wall display of some of the best descriptions.

Answer key
Test your memory!
• The Titanic went down in 1912.
• It is about 30 km from Belfast to Lough Neagh.
• Some of the animals in danger of extinction at the Belfast Zoo include the Sumatran tiger, the
Barbary lion and the tree kangaroo from New Guinea.

2 1 a 2 b 3 b
3 1 animals 2 tigers 3 lions 4 tree

Web Quest
Possible answers: Belfast Zoo opened in 1934; it has more than 300,000 visitors a year.

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clil worksheet
UNIT

Maths: The Titanic


1 Read about the Titanic. Then do the maths and
choose the correct answers.

The Titanic was, at the time, the biggest


passenger ship in the world. When it went
down in 1912 it was also the greatest
maritime tragedy in history, with the loss
of 1,517 lives. Here are some facts and
figures: do the maths!

1 The Titanic was for 3,547 people. There were


lifeboats for 1,178 people. What approximate
percentage (%) of the passengers could go
on a lifeboat?
a) 25% b) 33% c) 45% d) 50%
2 There are 2.54 centimetres in an inch and there
are 12 inches in a foot (ft). Work out these
measurements of the Titanic in metres.
a) length = 882 ft 9 inches / m
b) height (waterline to deck) = 59 ft / m
3 There were lifeboats for 1,178 people. Lifeboats
1 and 2 were for 40 people. Lifeboats 3–16
were for 65 people. How many people were the
remaining four lifeboats for?

2 Look at the diagram of the Titanic. 92 feet

Then complete the sentences.


The Titanic was built in
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
It was (1) feet long, 175 feet
(2) feet wide and
(3) feet high.
882 feet
3 Read these Titanic facts and write the answers.

• The cost of building the Titanic was $7.5 million. FIND OUT:
• 3,000 men built the Titanic in two years.
There were 2,228
• A single first class ticket cost $4,700. passengers on the
• The Titanic was 882 feet long. Titanic. 337 in first class,
285 in second class and
1 Peter Smith wants to travel first class on the Titanic 721 in third class. What
with his wife, his father, and his uncle and aunt. percentage (%) of the total
Total cost = $ . passengers was the crew?
2 Peter Smith’s room is 235 feet from one end of
the ship. How far is it to the other end of the ship?
feet. WEB QUEST
3 3,000 men can build the Titanic in two years. How Find more dimensions of
many men do you need to build it in six months? the Titanic.
men.

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

Maths: The Titanic


Warm up
• Write the following on the board and ask students to match the symbols with the words:

plus x
minus +
multiply –
divide –:

• Write or dictate this sum to the class, and see who is the first one to find the answer
without using a calculator: 816 divided by 4 plus 39 multiplied by 7 minus 53 = (1,648)

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find the dimensions of the Titanic’s four funnels and three propellers.
Identify them on the diagram in exercise 2, and check the students understand.
• Then ask students to label the diagram with the information they find.

Answer key
1 1 b 2 a 269 metres b 18 metres 3 47
2 1 882 2 92 3 175
3 1 $23,500 2 647 feet 3 12,000

Find out
There were 885 crew members, 40% of the total passengers.

Web Quest
Funnel diameter: 22 feet (6.7 metres);
Funnel height: 62 feet (18.9 metres)
3 propellers: 2 outer propellers – diameter: 23 feet (7 metres);
Central propeller: 17 feet (approx. 5 metres)

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UNIT

Dublin
Go online!
Key facts
• Dublin is the capital of the Dublin
Republic of Ireland.
• Its population is about 506,000.
• Dublin was originally a small
Viking village and is now one of
the world’s most important cities.

1 Read about Dublin.

River Liffey
Dublin is on the River Liffey. The bridges across the river are beautiful and
include Ha’penny Bridge. There are also bridges named after famous authors
from Dublin, such as the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the James Joyce Bridge. As
well as walking along the river, you can go rowing or you can participate in the
annual Liffey Swim, a swimming race in late summer.
TEST YOUR
Cultural Dublin
MEMORY!
Dublin’s cultural district is called Temple Bar. It is on the south side of the River • When is the Liffey Swim?
Liffey and it is very popular with tourists and young people. It has many shops, • What is the name of the
art galleries and restaurants. Every Saturday, Temple Bar has the Cow’s Lane district popular with
fashion and design market, where shoppers buy unique designer clothes. young people?
• Which building is similar
Important places to Washington’s White
Places of interest include Dublin Castle and the Áras an Uachtaráin. This is where House?
the Irish president lives and it is similar to the White House in Washington DC.

2 Answer the questions. TASK


1 What is the name of the river in Dublin? Describe what’s happening
2 Name one of the famous bridges on the river. in Temple Bar. Ask your
teacher for instructions.
3 What event happens in the river in late summer?

4 Name three activities you can do on, or by, the river. WEB QUEST
Find out which famous
3 Look at the pictures. Label the map of Temple Bar in Dublin. musicians are from Dublin.
What types of music do
art gallery cinema restaurant River Liffey shop they play?

5
1
2

3
4

1 2 3 4 5
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UNIT

Dublin
Warm up
• Write ‘D n’ on the board and ask students to complete the name of the
capital city of the Republic of Ireland.
• Give students one minute to work in pairs and brainstorm everything they know about
Dublin and the Republic of Ireland, eg music, poetry, language, Saint Patrick’s Day.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what
information about Dublin is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page and answer the Test Your Memory!
questions.
• Ask students to complete exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with
the class.
• Explain the Task (see below).
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Fast finishers can list any famous Irish pop stars or musicians that they know.

Task
• Ask students to look at the map of Temple Bar in exercise 3.
• Ask students to imagine what is happening in each of the places and to write some short
descriptions, eg In the art gallery, people are looking at paintings. In this café, a boy is ...
• Tell students to work in groups of four and to compare their descriptions.

Web Quest
• Ask students to find information about famous musicians from Dublin. Students can go
online and search for ‘musicians from Dublin’.
• Ask students to share the information they find.

Answer key
Test your memory!
• The Liffey Swim is in late summer.
• Temple Bar.
• Áras an Uachtaráin is similar to the White House.

2 1 The River Liffey 2 Ha’penny Bridge, Samuel Beckett Bridge, James Joyce Bridge
3 The Liffey Swim 4 You can row, walk or swim.
3 1 the River Liffey 2 restaurant 3 cinema 4 art gallery 5 shop

Web Quest
Possible answers: Sinéad O’Connor, Bono from rock band U2, Niall Horan from pop group One
Direction, Danny O’Donoghue from pop group The Script, rock musician Bob Geldof.

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clil worksheet
UNIT

Language: Irish Gaelic


1 How many languages can you speak? Can you say anything
in Irish Gaelic? Read about the Irish Gaelic language.

There are two languages spoken in Ireland: English


and Irish Gaelic, or Gaeilge. This is the first official
language and it is used by half a million people as their
mother tongue. It is also one of the official languages
of the European Union and almost 2 million people
around the world speak Gaeilge.
It is a Celtic language and is similar to Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and
Breton, which is spoken in the northwest of France. Its alphabet is
similar to English.
In Ireland there are Gaeilge-language newspapers, radio stations
and television shows and school students have to study the language.
Traffic signs and notices in shops appear both in English and Gaeilge.
It is also one of the oldest languages in Western Europe.

2 Look at the Irish Gaelic names and their pronunciations. Practise


saying them. Then circle T (true) or F (false). FIND OUT:
How is the alphabet of
Irish Gaelic name phonetic pronunciation
Gaeilge different to the
Ciara Kee-ra English alphabet?
Siobhan Sha-vawn
Pádraig Paw-rig
Niamh Neev
WEB QUEST
Find more information about
Do the Find out activity. Then circle T (true) or F (false).
the Irish Gaelic alphabet.
1 The Irish Gaelic alphabet hasn’t
got the letters: j, k, q, w, y, z. T F
2 Some letters have accents, eg á. T F
3 The letters have the same
pronunciation in English. T F
4 Some letters are silent. T F

3 Match the English names with their Irish Gaelic names.

1 2 3 4 5

Rose Patrick Lucy Neil Sarah

a) Pádraig b) Saraid c) Niall d) Rós e) Luseach

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

Language: Irish Gaelic


Warm up
• Ask the students if they know the English equivalent of some Spanish names. Write them
on the board, eg Maria / Mary, Jorge / George, Pablo / Paul, Andreas / Andrew, Elena /
Helen, etc.
• Explain that you are going to read about the Irish Gaelic language and do the same now
with some Irish Gaelic and English names.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find more information about the Irish Gaelic alphabet.
• Ask students to share the information they find.

Answer key
2 1 T 2 T 3 F 4 T

Find out
The alphabet of Gaeilge doesn’t have the letters j, k, q, w, y and z. Also, some letters of the Irish
Gaelic alphabet have accents.

3 1 d 2 a 3 e 4 c 5 b

Web Quest
Possible answers: It is an official language of the European Union. In the 2011 census for the
Republic, 94,000 people reported using Irish as a daily language outside of the education
system.

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UNIT

Canberra
Go online!
Key facts
• Canberra is the capital Canberra
of Australia, but it isn’t
the largest city. That
is Sydney.
• The population of Canberra is over 350,000.
• Canberra is called the Bush Capital because
of its many parks and gardens.

1 Read about Canberra.

A planned city
In 1908, Australians decided to build a new city between Sydney and
Melbourne and make this the capital of the country. They called it
Canberra. A fascinating feature of the city is that its road network
is circular like a wheel. Canberra is in the southern hemisphere so
its summer months are during the European winter. At the end of
November, the average temperature is about 23°C. TEST YOUR
MEMORY!
Historic Australia • When did they begin to build
There are lots of national monuments in Canberra, including the the city of Canberra?
National Museum of Australia. There are exhibitions on aboriginal • What can you see in the
history and the relationship between people and the environment.
There are also exhibitions on Australian culture, for example, surfing
National Museum of Australia?
and ‘bushrangers’ who were 19th century outlaws who lived in the • Is it cold in November in
Australian bush (the countryside). Canberra?

Natural Canberra
The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is a protected park near the centre of TASK
Canberra. There are many native Australian species in Tidbinbilla, like Draw a map of Tidbinbilla Park.
kangaroos, duckbilled platypus, koalas and emus. There’s evidence Ask your teacher for instructions.
that the Aboriginal people lived in this area 21,000 years ago.

2 Read the sentences and circle T (true) or F (false).


WEB QUEST
1 Canberra is bigger than Sydney. T F
Can you find three famous
2 The population of Canberra
Australians?
is more than 350,000. T F
3 There aren’t a lot of parks
1
in Canberra. T F
4 Canberra is called the 2
Brush Capital. T F
3
3 Complete the crossword with animals found
in Tidbinbilla Park in Canberra.

1 2 3 4

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UNIT

Canberra
Warm up
• Write the letters B A R C N A E R on the board and give students ten seconds to spell the name
of the capital city of Australia (Canberra). Don’t tell them the name first.
• Write some sentences on the board and ask students to guess which ones are true and which
are false, eg:

1 Canberra is next to the sea.


2 Australian people speak two languages, English and Australian.
3 The Queen of England is also the Queen of Australia.
4 Canberra is the oldest city in Australia.
5 The film star Nicole Kidman is Australian.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what information
about Canberra is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page and answer the Test Your Memory! questions.
• Ask students to complete exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with the class.
• Explain the Task (see below).
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Fast finishers can correct the false sentences in exercise 2.

Task
• Ask students to draw a map of Tidbinbilla Park.
• Tell students to include these different kinds of habitats:
grasslands wetlands woodlands

• Ask students to illustrate the map with drawings or pictures of the animals you can find there.
• Make a wall display of the maps and ask students to choose the best three.

Web Quest
• Ask students to find three famous Australians.
• Ask students to share the information they find.

Answer key
Warm up
1 F 2 F 3 T 4 F 5 T

Test your memory!


• In 1908.
• In the National Museum of Australia, there are exhibitions on aboriginal history and the
relationship between people and the environment. There are also exhibitions on Australian culture.
• No, the average temperature is about 23°C in Canberra in November.

2 1 F 2 T 3 F 4 F
3 1 platypus 2 koala 3 kangaroo 4 emu

Web Quest
Possible answers: Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Shane Warne,
Kylie Minogue.

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UNIT

Science: strange animals


1 Read about some strange animals that live in Australia.

Australia is home to some of the world’s strangest


animals, including the duck-billed platypus. This is a
small mammal with a mouth and feet similar to a duck.
It does not give birth to live young, like other mammals.
It lays eggs like a bird! The duck-billed platypus is also
venomous, like a reptile.

Another bizarre animal is the echidna. This small


mammal has spines over its body like a hedgehog
and it also has spines all over its tongue to capture
ants and other small insects. It has the beak of a
bird and it lays eggs, too. The echidna lives for a
very long time – about 70 years.

Australia is also home to the majority


of the world’s marsupials, such as the
kangaroo and the koala. Marsupials
are different to other mammals
because the females carry their young
in a pouch.

2 Match these Australian animals with the The fearsome


Tasmanian devil
descriptions.
is also found
a) koala in Australia.
b) echidna This is the only
carnivorous
c) duck-billed platypus
marsupial in
d) kangaroo the world.

1 It’s a big animal. It’s got a very big, strong


tail. It can jump. It’s a marsupial (it carries
its babies in a pouch).
2 It isn’t a big animal. It’s grey and it lives in trees. It sleeps a FIND OUT:
lot during the day. It’s a marsupial. What is special about the
3 It’s got a long beak like a bird, but it can’t fly. It looks like a duck-billed platypus?
hedgehog. It’s a mammal, but it lays eggs.
4 It’s got a mouth and feet like a duck. It lives on land and in
the water. It’s a mammal, but it lays eggs.
WEB QUEST
3 Read the sentences and circle T (true) or F (false). What are the most dangerous
Australian animals?
1 Kangaroos can jump high. T F
2 Echidnas lay eggs. T F
3 Kangaroos live in trees. T F
4 Duck-billed platypus sometimes
live in the water. T F
5 Kangaroos have got a big tail. T F
6 Echidnas are grey with big ears. T F

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

Science: strange animals


Warm up
• Write this wordsnake on the board. Ask students to find the names of three Australian
animals:
womkoalaecha
rka
ng
ar
oo
ra
s ech
idnaram
Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out more about other Australian animals, eg emu, wombat, possum
or Tasmanian devil.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
Warm up
koala kangaroo echidna

2 1 d 2 a 3 b 4 c

Find out
The duck-billed platypus is special because it is a mammal, but it does not give birth to live
young like other mammals. It lays eggs. It walks like a reptile and has webbed feet like a bird.
They grow to about 47 cm in length and weigh around 1.5 kg.

3 1 T 2 T 3 F 4 T 5 T 6 F

Web Quest
Possible answers: funnel-web spider, blue-ringed octopus, saltwater crocodile, inland taipan
snake, box jellyfish.

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UNIT

Ottawa
Go online!
Key facts
• Ottawa is the capital
of Canada, the second
largest country in Ottawa

the world.
• Its population is about 813,000.
• Ottawa is a bilingual city. Its residents
speak English and French.

1 Read about Ottawa.

Winter sports in Ottawa


It is very cold in Ottawa during winter. Temperatures can be -20ºC
at night in winter and people use the city’s many frozen rivers and
canals to go ice-skating. Winter sports are very popular in Canada
and many people go skiing and snowboarding in the mountains.
Canada’s national sport is ice hockey and Ottawa has a famous
ice-hockey team, the Ottawa Senators. The city is the birthplace
of ice-hockey’s oldest tournament – the Stanley Cup.

The Mounties
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, popularly known as The
Mounties, are one of the most familiar symbols of Canada. Originally,
they were the police for the northwest of the country, but now they
are the national police force. Their famous red uniform is only worn
on special occasions. Their normal uniform is blue.

Parliament Hill
Ottawa is a picturesque city, with its large number of rivers, parks
and green areas, such as Parliament Hill. Here there is a huge TEST YOUR
building where the government of Canada meets. This building has
a tall clock tower called the Peace Tower. It is 92 m tall and the roof
MEMORY!
is green because it is covered with copper. This is a popular tourist • What important ice-hockey
destination and it is visited by about 3 million people every year. tournament originates from
Ottawa?
2 Match the sentence halves about the Royal Canadian • What is the clock tower on
Mounted Police. Parliament Hill called?
1 Originally, they were police a) is red. • What are some of the popular
2 Their normal uniform b) the Mounties. winter sports in Canada?
3 Now, they are c) is blue.
4 Their official uniform d) in the northwest of the country.
5 Their popular name is e) the national police force. TASK
Find out the rules for ice
3 Read the sentences. Circle T (true) or F (false). hockey. Ask your teacher
1 The Canadian ice-hockey team meet in Parliament Hill. T F for instructions.
2 The roof on the Peace Tower is covered with copper. T F
3 The tower is 192 m high. T F
4 The roof isn’t green. T F WEB QUEST
5 About 3 million tourists visit the Peace Tower every year. T F Where is the largest natural
ice-skating rink in the world?

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UNIT

Ottawa
Warm up
• Write these four cities on the board and ask students to identify which one is the capital:
Toronto Victoria Ottawa Vancouver

• Draw a rough map of Canada on the board and ask students to identify where Ottawa is.
• Give students one minute to work in pairs and brainstorm everything they know about
Ottawa and Canada, eg mountains, snow, lakes, ice hockey, maple trees.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what
information about Ottawa is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page and answer the Test Your Memory!
questions.
• Ask students to complete exercises 2 and 3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with the
class.
• Explain the Task (see below).
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Fast finishers can correct the false sentences in exercise 3.

Task
• Ask students to research the rules for ice hockey on the internet.
• Ask students to write a list of rules explaining what players can or can’t do.
• Tell students to illustrate their task with drawings or pictures.
• In groups, ask students to compare their work.

Web Quest
• Ask students to find the name of the largest natural ice-skating rink in the world,
and to find out how long it is. Students can go to www.ottawatourism.ca.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
Test your memory!
• The Stanley Cup originates from Ottawa.
• The clock tower on Parliament Hill is called the Peace Tower.
• Ice skating, skiing, snowboarding and ice-hockey are some of the popular winter sports
in Canada.

2 1 d 2 c 3 e 4 a 5 b
3 1 F 2 T 3 F 3 F 5 T

Web Quest
Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, Canada / 7.8 km long.

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clil worksheet
UNIT

Art: architecture
1 Read about Frank Gehry.

One of Canada’s best known artists is Frank Gehry. Born in Toronto


in 1929, this architect has designed some of the most iconic – and
most unusual – buildings in the world.
His designs are influenced by the sea. Gehry’s buildings are
angular, to represent fish, and they are undulating, to symbolize
waves. He also uses a lot of steel and glass. These materials
reflect the light in a similar way to the sun shining on water.
His architectural style is known as deconstructivism and, at
first impression, his work looks very chaotic and surreal. His
buildings, however, are extremely ordered and well planned.
His most famous design is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
He is also the architect responsible for the Marqués de Riscal
hotel in Álava.

2 Read the sentences and circle T (true) or F (false). Correct the


false sentences. FIND OUT:
1 Frank Gehry was born in Canada in 1929. T F How is Frank Gehry
influenced by water?
2 He paints pictures of buildings. T F

3 He designed the Guggenheim Museum in Toronto. T F

3 Write the cities and countries where you can find the Frank
Gehry buildings.

Álava, Spain Bilbao, Spain Los Angeles, USA 1

1 Guggenheim Museum,
2 Walt Disney Concert Hall,
3 Hotel Marqués de Riscal,

WEB QUEST
Can you find three more buildings
designed by Frank Gehry?

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

Art: architecture
Warm up
• Find a picture of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and show it to the class.
• Ask questions and elicit some information about it, eg where it is, what it’s called, who
built it, when etc.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find three more Frank Gehry buildings.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
2 1 T 2 F He designs buildings. 3 F He designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Find out
Frank Gehry’s designs are influenced by the sea. His buildings are angular, to represent fish,
and undulating, to represent waves. The material he uses reflects the light, like sunlight
shining on the water.

3 1 Bilbao, Spain 2 Los Angeles, USA 3 Álava, Spain

Web Quest
Possible answers: Dancing House in Prague, Gehry Tower in Hanover, Art Gallery of Ontario
in Ontario.

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culture worksheet
UNIT

Wellington and Auckland


Go online!
Key facts Auckland

• Wellington, the capital of New


Zealand, has a population of 386,000.
• Auckland is the biggest city in
Wellington
New Zealand. Its population is
1,333,300 – more than four times
bigger than Wellington.
• New Zealand consists of two
islands – the north and the south.
Both Wellington and Auckland are on the north island.

1 Read about Wellington and Auckland.

The Harbour City


Wellington is the most southern capital in the world. Its nickname is
Harbour City because of its position on the coast and its enormous natural
harbours. To the north of the city there are beautiful beaches. To the east
there are the Rimutaka Mountains. Wellington’s oldest building is from
1858 because earthquakes destroyed a lot of the city in the 19th century.

Volcanic city
Auckland is on the Pacific coast on New Zealand’s north island. In the city’s
harbour there is a volcano called Rangitoto. In fact, Auckland is surrounded
by more than 50 volcanoes. From the sea, the city has a very attractive
skyline and the most prominent building is Sky Tower. At 328 m, this is the
tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

City of Sails
TEST YOUR
There are about 135,000 yachts in Auckland’s marina. That is why it is
called the City of Sails. There are more boats here than in any other city MEMORY!
in the world. In 2000 and 2003, the Americas Cup – an important sailing • Wellington and Auckland
tournament – took place in the city. have both got nicknames;
what are they?
2 Read about Wellington and circle the correct words. • Why aren’t there any
1 It’s the most northerly / southerly capital in the world. very old buildings in
2 The Rimutaka / Rangitoto Mountains are east of the city. Wellington?
3 It’s nickname is City of Sails / Harbour City. • What is Rangitoto Island?
4 It’s on the coast / in the mountains.
5 There were bad earthquakes in the 20th / 19th century.
WEB QUEST
3 Answer the questions.
Find out about a famous
1 Why is Auckland called the City of Sails? rainforest near Auckland.
What is it called?
2 What is the name of the volcanic island in the harbour?

3 How many volcanoes are there around the city?


TASK
4 What is the tallest building in Auckland? Design a web page for Wellington
and Auckland. Ask your teacher
5 How tall is it? for instructions.

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culture teacher’s notes
UNIT

Wellington and Auckland


Warm up
• Divide the class into groups of four. Tell them they are going to answer some general
knowledge questions about New Zealand.
• Ask the following questions:

1 What is the capital city of New Zealand?


2 What are the names of the two main islands of New Zealand?
3 Which ocean is New Zealand in?
4 What is the name of the original people of New Zealand?
5 Name a famous rugby team from New Zealand.

• Go through the answers with the class and find out the winning group.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet. Ask students to read the Key facts. Ask what information
about Auckland and Wellington is new for them.
• Ask students to read all the texts on the page and answer the Test your memory! questions.
• Ask students to complete exercises 1–3.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check the answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).
• Explain the Task (see below).
• Fast finishers can write one more question about Auckland.

Web Quest
• Ask students to find out about the famous rainforest near Auckland. What’s it called? How
far is it from Auckland? What makes it special? Students can go to www.aucklandnz.com.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Task
• Ask students to design an internet web page for Auckland and Wellington.
• Tell students to describe the places and activities you can do there.
• Ask students to illustrate the web page with drawings or pictures.
• Tell students to work in groups of four and compare their web pages.

Answer key
Warm up
1 Wellington 2 North Island and South Island 3 the Pacific 4 the Maoris 5 the All Blacks

Test your memory!


• Wellington’s nickname is Harbour City. Auckland’s nickname is the City of Sails.
• There aren’t any very old buildings in Wellington because earthquakes destroyed a lot of the
city in the 19th century.
• Rangitoto Island is a volcano.

2 1 southerly 2 Rimutaka 3 Harbour City 4 on the coast 5 19th


3 1 Because there are lots of yachts / boats. 2 Rangitoto 3 50 4 Sky Tower 5 328 m

Web Quest
Possible answers: caving, sailing, helicopter and balloon rides, bungee jumping, swimming
with dolphins.

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clil worksheet
UNIT

Music: Maori music


1 Read about Maori music.

Music is an important part of New Zealand


culture and Wellington is home to the New
Zealand School of Music and the New Zealand
Symphony Orchestra, the country’s national
orchestra which sometimes tours overseas.
New Zealand’s most famous musical export
is the opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa, who has
appeared on stage around the world for
five decades. She has performed with José
Carreras, sung to royalty and won many
awards including a Grammy in 1984. A soprano with a high
singing voice, Kiri Te Kanawa is of Maori origin. The Maoris
are the native people of New Zealand and their traditional
music uses special instruments, such as flutes made of animal
bones, trumpets made of sea shells and drums made with
wood and the skin of sharks.

2 Label the instruments. Then match them with the Maori


instruments from New Zealand. FIND OUT:
Which of the following
drums flute trumpet singing voices are
typically men’s voices
1 2 3 and which are typically
women’s voices?
baritone bass
contralto mezzosoprano
soprano tenor

a) b) c)
WEB QUEST
Can you find three famous
international orchestras?

3 Complete the text with the words in the box.

orchestra soprano theatres Wellington

Kiri Te Kanawa is a (1) singer from New Zealand.


She sings in opera houses all over the world. There are
some famous opera houses and (2) in New
Zealand, including the St James Theatre and the Opera
House in Wellington. (3) is also home to the New
Zealand Symphony (4) .

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clil teacher’s notes
UNIT

Music: Maori music


Warm up
• Write this anagram on the board and ask students to put the letters in order to find the name of an
instrument. I G A T U R (GUITAR)
• Repeat with other musical instruments that the students may know.

Worksheet
• Hand out copies of the worksheet.
• Ask students to do exercises 1 and 2. The Find out section can be assigned as homework.
• Ask students to work in pairs and compare their answers. Check answers with the class.
• Ask students to do exercise 3. Check answers with the class.
• Explain the Web Quest (see below).

Web Quest
• Ask students to find other international orchestras.
• Ask some students to share their information with the class.

Answer key
2 1 flute, c 2 trumpet, a 3 drums, b

Find out
Men’s singing voices: baritone, bass, tenor
Women’s singing voices: contralto, mezzosoprano, soprano

3 1 soprano 2 theatres 3 Wellington 4 orchestra

Web Quest
Possible answers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony
Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.

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