Material for WebQuest

Your Perfect Holiday

Many of us all dream of the perfect vacation and would love to make it a reality one day. I am pretty certain many of you have been on holidays with family and friends and those who have not had the opportunity cannot wait to go. Well, now is the chance for you to plan the perfect holiday yourself. You are the Senior Accounts Manager for of one of the largest Holiday companies in the UK. The Director has requested you to make the perfect holiday package for you and your friends within a budget of £5000. There will be two major cities to choose from across the world.


1. You will learn 15 new items of vocabulary which will be measured by checking the answers to the vocabulary questions to make sure you are able to use the key phrases presented in this lesson.
2. Your reading skills will be developed through scanning different websites looking for specific information.
3. You will practice your speaking skills through discussions, role-plays and the final presentation.


The task is to plan a 7 day trip for you and three friends using WebQuest. A WebQuest is an inquiry oriented lesson format in which all the information that you work with comes from the internet. Your job will be to find the airport, the airline, and the hotel. You will then need to find 3 activities to do whilst you are there. A record of all the prices must be kept as these will be needed later on for the PowerPoint presentation.
You have a choice to visit 2 cities each located in a different country. However, you will only pick one of these and that is where you will spend the 7 days.
After having completed the web quest and finding all the information required you will need to create a PowerPoint presentation and present this to the rest of the class. The presentation may include the following:

 The use of digital images, graphs and charts for both the report and presentation.
 Presentations must address the matters mentioned above and should be 4-5 minutes long.
 Assessment will be in accordance to the university’s published assessment criteria.

1. Pick country
2. Find 3 facts about the city you are visiting
3. Find out the weather for your length of stay
4. Find the hotel (7 days)
5. Find 3 activities to do
6. Keep a record of all prices per person



1. Discuss with your partner the 3 things you like about going on holiday and 3 of the worst things.

2. Country
Open both links below and watch the commercials (visit Sydney and visit New York).
Choose from one of the cities below that you would like to visit your friends for a period of 7 days. There is a video clip which will help you make up your mind. Whilst watching the video listen carefully to the language being used.

 Australia, Sydney –

 America, New York –

Work in pairs.
After watching the short video clips tell your partner 3 reasons for your choice of country. Discuss with your partner and to come to a decision as you can only pick one of the above.

Open link below

Work in pairs and look for these specific pieces of information from this website pages.
You need to find the following three facts about the country:
1. Largest 3 cities in that country
2. Population
In addition, find 2 interesting facts about the country relating to tourism

Open link below

Below each day write down the temperature.
7 day forecast:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Remember to change the temperature from Celsius (C) to Fahrenheit (F) which can be found at the top right corner of the page.
This is a short task for you to familiarise yourselves with vocabulary words relating to weather.
1. Temperature
2. Celsius
3. Fahrenheit

Open link below and read the useful English phrases used in airports.

KEYWORDS (Please read the meanings of each word/phrase)
Luggage (non-countable noun): bags and cases. Also known as baggage.
Immigration (noun): the process of checking your passport and visa to make sure that you can be allowed to enter the country; the place where this checking is done.
Customs (noun): the place in an airport where your bags are checked to find out if any goods are being carried illegally.
Declare (verb): to officially tell someone the value of goods you have bought because you might have to pay tax on them.
Arrival (noun): arrive.
Aisle seat (noun): the seat closest to the area that runs down the centre of the plane in-between the seats.
Departure (noun): leave.
Duty-free shop (noun): a shop in an airport where you do not have to pay tax.
Runway: (noun) the type of road planes use to take off.
Stop over (phrasal verb): to stay at a place for one night or a few nights on the way to somewhere else.
Take-off (noun / phrasal verb): to leave the ground and start to fly.
After having read the phrases meaning of the words and phrases above please complete the airport questions on the link below.

Working in pairs, write a dialogue and try to include 10 of these keywords or phrases (you have 5 minutes to do this)

Now answer the following questions. Below is a list of websites which will help you.
1. Which of the 4 airports has the most amounts of passengers each year?
2. Which airport has the fewest runways?
3. Which airport has the most flights per day?
Manchester Airport

Liverpool Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport

Birmingham Airport

Make sure you include the following information in the PowerPoint presentation when finding an airline:
1. Airline company – Use British Airways
2. Ticket prices – Maximum £1000
3. Departure date and time – 22/04/13
4. Arrival date and time – 29/04/13
5. Direct or Stop-over (include how many stoppages)

Using the website link below choose the hotel you wish to stay in.
Make sure you include the following information in the PowerPoint presentation when searching for a hotel:
1. Hotel name – Marriot
2. Star rating – 5 star
3. Cost of room per night
4. Type of room (please specify) – King suite
5. Facilities available e.g. restaurant, gym, swimming pool

Work in pairs
You have the opportunity to carry out a role-play and come up with your own phrases, just like you would check-in to a hotel in real life. Gives you the opportunity to practice and use your own language.
Student A can be the receptionist – Ask questions about their journey, the length of stay, how many people is the reservation for etc.
Student B can be the client – Ask questions about the facilities, about the transport links etc.

Entertainment (Here are some websites to help you)

In your pairs choose 3 activities that meet your interests and decide which are the best suited for both of you. One person might be a fitness fanatic, the other person likes his/her food or one of you may be a historian/archeologist. Make sure you choose 3 different types e.g. tour, dinner, museums etc. Explain why you have chosen these particular activities and write down the cost for each one. Keep it realistic and interesting.
1. Activity 1
2. Activity 2
3. Activity 3

Remember each member will be evaluated for team and individual work.

Work individually
Write 2-3 paragraphs about the following:
1. What new language you have learnt from this process
2. What you have learnt about the internet
3. What you have learnt about the destination
Finally, include any additional information you find that is important and relevant.