“Planning a Trip to San Francisco”


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:


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:


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:



Follow-up activity

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


Words to songs about San Francisco


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

Additional Websites


Everything about SF


San Francisco Web Cams


Great 1906 Earthquake


List of movies made in SF


Tourist info