“Planning a Trip to San Francisco”

Procedure:

Activity 1- Warm-up

Activity 2 – Choosing a Hotel

As a group view hotel web information and answer the questions.

1)     Begin by clicking on:

http://sanfrancisco.areaguides.net/gohotels.html

2)     Click on the “more info” link:

-         How much does it cost per night?

-         What else does the hotel have?

-         What do you think of this hotel?

 

3)     Comparisons – Compare hotels using “more” or “er”

-         Which hotel is closer to the city center?

-         Which hotel has a higher rating? (more stars, better rating)

-         Which hotel is more expensive? (cheaper)

-         Which hotel do you like more? Why?

4)     With your partner try to decide on a hotel that you both like.

Activity 3- Choosing Places to eat

Repeat the same procedure as in Activity two, but for this activity compare restaurants. Here is a web site with San Francisco’s restaurants:

http://sanfrancisco.areaguides.net/restaurants.html

Try to use sentence patterns like: “If + present tense verb + can”

-         If we eat in North Beach, we can have Italian food.

-         If we stay at a cheaper hotel, we can have more money to eat at expensive restaurants.

-         If we want fish for dinner, we can go to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Activity 4 –Choosing what to do

If time permits work in pairs to negotiate what you will do while you are in San Francisco. Try to use sentence patterns like the following:

Going to Fisherman’s Wharf will be more interesting than visiting the museum.

Riding a cable car will be more fun than taking a taxi.

Students can get ideas from the following two web sites:

http://www.mapwest.com/events/htdocs/top_20.html

http://www.mapwest.com/tours/

Follow-up activity

Go to the karaoke room to sing songs about San Francisco.

http://www.sfheart.com/Songs/

Words to songs about San Francisco

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/song.html

Official Song site (“I left my heart in San Francisco”)

Additional Websites

http://www.sfheart.com/sflinks.html

Everything about SF

http://www.mapwest.com/web_cam/

San Francisco Web Cams

http://www.sfgov.org/site/visitor_index.asp?id=8087

Great 1906 Earthquake

http://www.sfgov.org/site/film_page.asp?id=703

List of movies made in SF

http://www.gosanfranciscocard.com/freeadmissions.html

Tourist info

http://www.sfvisitor.org/

http://sanfrancisco.areaguides.net/google.html