Exercises TO PRINT :
- Label the Intersection
bench - corner - crosswalk - fire hydrant - sidewalk - stop sign - street
- traffic light (enchantedlearning.com)
exercices sur le présent simple et prépositions, avec
un petit texte à compléter
Lesson plans :
Découverte et présentation d’une ville par Christophe Maurel
Présentation d’une séquence réalisée en 3° qui va permettre de travailler et d’évaluer les 5 compétences...
Scénario: Séquence langues - CLG 3ème Voyage & découverte d’une ville (dans cet exemple, New York)
"Ce projet dépasse le cadre de la séquence. Il s’articule autour de la découverte d’une ville et l’organisation d’un voyage fictif à New York (réservation de l’hôtel, visites culturelles, quartiers de NY, moyens de transport...).
Tâche finale : Vous travaillez pour une agence de voyage. Vous devrez produire un programme pour 6 jours à destination de touristes."
Bangkok Dangerous & Big Fish: Urban Violence - a lesson plan
"I love the movie Big Fish, but Bangkok Dangerous is not a recommendation. These scenes are very nice, though, for the topic urban violence."
World Builder - a lesson plan
"This lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Bruce Branit called World Builder. Students speak and write about a perfect world, and watch a short film.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper-intermediate (B2)3
Time: 60 minutes...
Language: Vocabulary related to describing cities and second conditional..."
- City living makes it harder to concentrate (February 21, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report says living in a city makes it harder for people to concentrate. The research found that people who live in rural areas did better on thinking tests."
Webquests : (Camden Town in London)
life or desert life ? (projects.edtech.sandi.net)
"You are a space traveler from a faraway planet.
You have been sent here to find the best place to live."
based around a city with teacher's notes
(brought to you by Macmillan) - (onestopenglish.com)
Activities include vocabulary, listening and grammar practice :
INTERACTIVE games :
- City Creator (citycreator.com)
Build your city (different city types - buildings - roofs
- people / vehicles - Roads / walkways)
- On pourrait, par exemple, donner des instructions pour la construction
de la ville en utilisant différentes prépositions.
in a town or city - a game (British
"Here is a word. The spaces in the word show how many letters there
are. For example, if there are 5 spaces then the word has five letters.
Each word is a place that you can find in a town or city.
Read the clue. Do you know what the word is?
Click on the letters.
If the letters are in the word then they will appear in the spaces.
If the letters aren't in the word, well, watch the monkey!
Can you guess the word before the monkey gets squashed?"
LIFESTYLE OPTIMIZER - (homefair.com)
"Use this search tool to create a list of the 10 best cities
for you to live, by selecting one characteristic to rank cities
and then by restricting the search to cities with certain demographic,
economic, or climate conditions."
a foreign city - a poem by Elizabeth Jennings
"You cannot speak for no one knows
Your language. You must try to catch
By glances or a steadfast gaze
The attitude of those you watch...
Noises may find you but not speech...
Now you have circled silence, stare
With all the subtlety of sight.
Noise may trap ears but eye discerns"
Jonathan Coulton - Shop Vac
"I like the Starbucks here that's better than the other one
Because the other one's not as good
They really need to put a light there cause it's hard to turn
It's hard to make a left turn..."
+ the VIDEO - an animation (YouTube)
It is a "song about life in a suburban paradise. This music video for it features the clever typographic animation of Jarrett Heather. Words and corporate logos flow across the screen as the narrator embraces a lifestyle of prosperity symbolized by the Shop-Vac in his basement workshop."
Frank SINATRA - This Town = Las Vegas (YouTube) - UPDATED
"This town is a make-you town
Or a break-you-town and bring-you-down town...
This town, it's a use-you town
An abuse-you town until-you're-down town..."
for the city sung by Stevie Wonder
"Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city..."
- the VIDEO (YouTube)
Hotel by Chris Isaak
"Blue hotel on a lonely highway..."
in Brighton by Stray Cats :
"There's a rumble in Brighton tonight
Ringside seats for the neighborhood fight,
There ain't a Godddamn thing that the cops can do..."
- Street life
by The Crusaders :
"Street life, you can run away from time
Street life, for a nickel, for a dime
Street life, but you better not get old
Or you're gonna feel the cold"
in the city by Joe Cocker