1 Introduce the topic by asking students to tell you what they know about the United Kingdom. What 4 countries make up the United Kingdom? What are the names of some importante cities? What is the approximate population? What languages do people speak in the United Kingdom?
2 Now give the students The United Kingdom quiz and ask them to complete it in groups. Check their answers.
Answers: 1a: a) 1, b) 3, c) 6, d) 2, e) 5, f) 4 1b: g) London, h) Edinburgh, i) Belfast, j) Cardiff 2 g) 1, h) 3, i) 2, j) 4 3 a) Wales, b) Scotland, c) England, d) Northern Ireland 4 a) England, b) Scotland, c) Wales, d) Northern Ireland 5 a) 1,300m 6 c) 5: Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Lowland Scots, Scottish Gaelic
3 Give the students A legend from Wales and read the introduction with the class. Ask them if they know any legends about King Arthur or if they have read/seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
4 Students read the legend to answer the comprehension questions. Then put the events of the story in order.
Answers Task 1
1. They were suffering from floods that were drowning their livestock and destroying their crops. 2. They caught the Afanc by getting a girl to sing to it to lull it to sleep. After they tied it up with chains and two oxen dragged it to a different lake. 3. It jumped into the new lake and has been living there ever since. Task 2 1. d, c, f, a, e, g, b.
1 In groups of 3-4, ask the students to think about a myth or legend that they are familiar with. Encourage each group to choose a different legend. Tell them that they are going to present their legend to the other groups in class using an online presentation tool.
2 Ask the groups to find out information about their myth or legend on the Internet and to decide how they are going to present the information to the other groups.
3 Make sure each member of the group has a specific role and contributes to the final product. The roles you choose may include: Researcher / Writer / Image researcher or artist, etc.
4 Ask the groups to present their legend and evaluate each other’s work.