A holiday trip



Are you ready for holidays?
Today the class will be taken through the steps necessary to plan a trip to a English-speaking country! Each group member will have a job to do, and together will decide where you would like to go, how to get there, where to stay, and what to do, and what to eat.


The group will be taken through the steps necessary to plan a trip to a Englishh-speaking country of your choosing. As a final product, each group will create a Google presentation in English that could be presented to a committee in order to prove to them that you all deserve money to pay for your travel. In this presentation, you must include where you would like to go and why, the dates of your trip, where you will stay, what kind of food you will eat, and what you will do while you're there. Group members will have a budget of 2500 dollars each, and your trip should last between two weeks.

  1. Students work together in assigned groups. Near the end of the WebQuest, each group member will have different roles to perform.

    2. As you work, take notes on a Google document. That way, you will be able to keep track of your findings in one location.

    3. Your group will use the websites provided to plan a 2 week trip in which each group member spends no more than 2500. As you go through this WebQuest, you will decide the following:

    • which English-speaking country you would like to travel to and why
    • which cities or towns you will visit within your country
    • what kinds of foods you will eat
    • how you will travel there
    • where you will stay during your trip

    4. You will synthesize your findings in a Google presentation that could be presented to a committee with the power to award you money to pay for your travel.

Part 1--Where are we going?
• Begin by opening a Google Document: https://drive.google.com
• Now, decide where you want to go as a group! Have you discussed a country in English class that you just can't wait to visit? Does a group member have family in a certain country? If you are not sure where you would like to visit, here are some maps: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/
• You can also use these maps to research your country a little bit and decide exactly why you want to visit.

Part 2--When will we leave and how long will we be gone?
• You will aim to stay in the country for between 2 weeks.
• Decide what time of year your group would like to travel so that you do not miss school. Will you leave over the summer?
During a school break?
Consult your school calendar, or this 2023 calendar: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=2023&country=14
You must visit at least 3 cities or towns within your country during your trip. Use these sites to decide where you would like to go:

• Remember, you will have to travel within these countries in order to see different cities! Be mindful of the distance between locations. Use this site to help you map out your trip: http://scribblemaps.com/. This tool will allow you to draw lines between your destinations to give you an idea of the distances between locations.

• Decide which activities you will do in each city. You must do at least 1 cultural activity per day. These may include tourist attractions, a relaxing day on the beach, a delicious meal in a restaurant that serves local food...anything that offers insight on the culture and way of life within the country. Use the websites listed in this section to get an idea of what you would like to do while you're away.

Part 3- What kind of food do you eat?
• Explore the websites below to learn what kinds of foods are typical in the country you will be traveling to. Make note of these foods on your Google document. You need only visit the website that concerns the region you will travel to.

Australia: https://www.australia.com/en
Great Britan: https://www.goway.com/travel-information/europe/england/food-and-drink/

Part 4--How will we get there? How will we get around?
• Consult several different airlines to find a flight that is most cost effective and leaves at a time that works for all of your group's members. You will use the sites below to choose a flight. As you browse these websites, remember to click the "Flight Only" option.

• Thoroughly explore every site! The only way to know if you are getting the best deal is to do your research!
• You must also decide which flights you will take to travel between the cities or towns you will be visiting. Therefore, you are looking for more than 1 flight!

Part 5-Where will we stay?
• Often, when on a limited budget, travelers decide to stay in hostels. Hostels are very cheap hotels in which the rooms are organized as a college. Several people sleep in the same room, typically on bunk beds. Generally, lockers are provided to keep one's belongings safe. Hostels are a fantastic way to travel cheaply and meet young people from all over the world. Read a little bit more about hostels here: https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/hostel

• Another inexpensive option for places to stay while traveling is a bed and breakfast. In case you don't know what these are, here is the definition:




By the end of this project, you will have planned a trip to a beautiful English-speaking country! For homework, reflect upon this process. In a short paragraph, written in English, answer the following questions: What was easy about planning a trip? What was difficult? What surprised you? Is the trip you planned one that you think you would like to take in real life? Why or why not?


Students are provided with tools (usually web sites), or leads to tools that can help them complete the task. In order for this to be valuable, a teacher must thoroughly review each source