Unit 2 -Places: Naming places


Unit 2 coursebook “Insight” Pre-intermediate Student’s Book and Workbook by Wildam J. and Beddall F. 2014 – Oxford University Press.

 What’s behind your name?

We are all given a name sometimes before we are given birth. We recognize that the name is ours and we go through our lives without knowing what’s behind it. Before reading the text "What’s in a name " on page 22 and 23 respectively, watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXa_-idMJb8 . Pay attention and take into account that the name of the video has a meaning and a story as well , and your name also has one. Focus on the story of the video and anwer the questions:

  1. Do you like your name? What are your opinions on it? Who named you that way?

  2. Have you ever been interested in knowing where your name comes from, or what is its meaning?

Once you finish sharing your ideas with your classmates, read the text and reflect on these questions:

  1. Do you think names tell us a story or give us clues about places? 

  2. Do you know any aboriginal name of a place in your hometown?

  3.  Is there any originary name that you like? Do you know what’s its meaning?



The task will be divided into three parts.

1.   In groups of four students, do a research about the following items: the origin, history and meaning of the name of one place in our province.

  2. Once you make the research of your place, create a presentation using the context below. Get ready to role-play. Use your imagination and be creative.

Context: you are a team of tourist guides presenting a place in your province. You are going to expose about these aspects: location, meaning of the name, the origin or the story behind that name, and an interesting fact about the place chosen.

3.   Record the presentation and edit your video using a video editor (we recommend Tik Tok, Capcut or inshot. Add your voice, images, sounds and music if possible.


Process and resources 

  • Make the research about the aspects given previously.

  • Reflect on the apps you need to keep working on.

  • Use different features such as adding music, photos, effects, etc.

  • Upload your video on google drive in order to share the presentation with your classmates.


Each group will present what they have prepared. The rest of the groups will have to listen, take notes, be prepared to ask questions, clear out doubts and give feedback.

Report /analysis and practice phase:

1.   Listen to each other.

2.   Write down comments.

3.   Select language that needs to be improved.

4.   Share comments, reflect, give feedback to each other.


Self-evaluation. Please, answer the following questions:

  1. How effective was my contribution to the group work?

  2. Did I learn something from the topics we researched? What is it?

  3. Did my English improve while doing this project? Did I learn new vocabulary?

  4. Did I learn any skill or tool using websites or apps?


English can be used for multiple purposes. Now you have seen one of the many possibilities. You now as an aspirant to be a student, will have to acquire more skills with technology. In case you don’t know how to use video editors or google drive, please let us know as soon as possible. We will be ready to help you.


Coursebook “Insight” Pre-intermediate Student’s Book and Workbook by Wildam J. and Beddall F. 2014 –Units 1 to 5 - Oxford University Press.

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