Georgia – Atlanta

Welcome to Georgia! It is the state in which the Summer Olympics took place in 1996 (Atlanta). The United States won 44 Gold Medals, 32 Silver Medals, 25 Bronze Medals. They were on top of the list! By the way, Germany won 20 Gold Medals, 18 Silver Medals, 27 Bronze Medals that year. They were on the third place.

What do you know about Georgia? Read the following text (G-Level, G/E-Level, E-Level) to get an overview.

Read the following list of sights (click here). Imagine you want to go there and you belong to one of the following groups:

  1. adult women
  2. adult men
  3. children
  4. trips you can do in a day or less
  5. trips you can do in two days or a weekend
  6. trips that involve nature
  7. trips that involve history

Now go together in pairs or groups of three (all belonging to the same group) and decide were you, as for example an adult man want to go when travelling Georgia. After that write it down in the box in your mindmap.

Finished? Go together in groups of seven and tell each other where you as an adult man, adult women etc. want to go. The others listen carefully and take notes in their mindmaps.

For more information about Georgia and Atlanta, watch the following videos. They are really fun  :)

Is it not awesome??? Is there anybody who does not want to stay his or her next vacation in Atlanta? :)

Vocabulary

 

You will learn the new vocabulary. First, read the overview, before you go through the following stations.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

overview

overview

overview

Station 1:            Words in context – get to know the words!

G-Level

G-Level

G-Level

G/E-Level and E-Level

G/E-Level and E-Level

G/E-Level and E-Level

Station 2:            Remember the meaning!

G-Level

SOLUTIONS

G-Level

SOLUTIONS

G-Level

SOLUTIONS

G/E-Level and E-Level

SOLUTIONS

G/E-Level and E-Level

SOLUTIONS

G/E-Level and E-Level

SOLUTIONS

Station 3:            Spelling

Fill in the gaps

Fill in the gaps

Fill in the gaps

Station 4:            Speaking!

G-Level

SOLUTIONS

G-Level

SOLUTIONS

G-Level

SOLUTIONS

G/E-Level

G/E-Level

G/E-Level

E-Level

E-Level

E-Level

  Listening Comprehension

  Listening Comprehension

   Listening Comprehension

Station 5:            Homework – a vocabulary grid!

G-Level

G-Level

G-Level

G/E-Level

G/E-Level

G/E-Level

E-Level

E-Level

E-Level

Finished? Evaluate your work in the overview!

Listening Comprehension

In this part about Georgia you also learn something about how to improve understanding the English language, e.g., when listening to music, other texts, when you are in a conversation or even when watching a movie. For more information on this topic click here and take a look at the Skills File in your English book.

You will listen to soundfiles and watch videos to the following topics. Afterwards, you form groups of three and design listening/ viewing comprehension tasks. You probably remember the format from the reading comprehension tasks:

  1. True-False-Not in the text.
  2. Multiple Choice Test.
  3. Questions about the video/ text.
  4. Gap Text about the video/ text.

Here are some model worksheets. Do not forget to also prepare a solution sheet!


(complete version)


(short version)

Grammar – The Present Perfect

Follow the worksheet I prepared for you and revise the Present Perfect. After you have finished, evaluate how you did in the individual exercises on the back of the page. This way you see where exactly you did good and where you need support from your classmates or your teacher. Click here for the worksheet and have fun :) ! Click here for the solutions to the exercises.

Describing Pictures

You want to keep fit in describing pictures and keep preparing your MSA? Then click here for pictures about Georgia and practice writing a picture description. If you do not remember how to do it, click here for more information.

Done with everything?  I hope you enjoyed learning about Georgia. Now click here to go to Hermann in Missouri, the last stop on our tour through the United States of America.