A trip to London

A WebQuest for 6th grade
by Frauke Dürr (e-mail: frauke.duerr@web.de)


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     Have you ever been to London? Would you like to go there? Do you know some sights or anything else you can do there?
Next school year your class is going to go on a trip to London. But this trip has to be planned.


  • Your trip is going to be in the second week of the next school year (21st -27th  September 2009). Now you have to plan and calculate this trip for the whole class with two teachers to London and back.
  • Therefore, you work in groups of 3 or 4 people and have 8 lessons to plan the trip but you also work at home.
  • At the end you are going to present your plan to the rest of the class. You show what you want to do and how much it costs. You could use PowerPoint, posters etc. There will be an evaluation and the group with the best evaluation will be the winner.

  • Form groups of 3 or 4 people.
  • Choose one of the following options:

    • Your class does not want to do more than two or three activities a day. This is the only limitation.
    • Try to find the cheapest plan. Your parents will be happy when they don't have to pay so much money.
    • Your parents paid for the trip and you also got money from benefits (money from the friends of the school, from a bank etc.). All in all you have 18 000 €. You are not allowed to spend more but you should also try to use it completely.
  • What you have to think about:
    • You need a flight to London and back.
    • You need public transportation (bus, tube).
    • Where do you stay? In a hotel or a hostel?
    • Do you have breakfast? Or breakfast and dinner?
    • You also need money for food and drinks.
    • What are you going to do? What sights will you visit? Do they have entrance fee? When are they open? 
    • And don't forget: It's the whole class and two teachers travelling.
  • Use the sources to find out information about these things.
  • You can split up your group and work on different things. But you do not have to.           
  • Create a table in which you list your costs. It can look like this:
    7:30 - 9:00

    flight to London
    tube to hotel
    hotel (whole week)  
    __ € /person
    __ € /person
    __ € /person
    __ € /person

          Here is a table you can print out and use.                    You do not have to list the costs per person. You can decide how to do it.
And you also do not have to list them in €.

  • At the end, talk together about everything and decide about the plan.
  • When you have your plan start with the presentation. Your class is going to evaluate your presentation with this sheet, so you know what is important.
  • Do not forget: The group with the best evaluation will be the winner.


      For flights click on one of the planes:  

      Websites where you can find hostels     and hotels

     For sightseeing, tickets etc. check the following webpages:

     The homepage of public transportation in London
   and a map.

     For the different currencies (€, $,
£) this page might help you.

Look in the books and sheets that are in the classroom. You can use other webpages as well.
But they have to be in    English. It's also fine if you ask someone.



    As you know, every group is going to present the plan to the rest of the class. The class fills out this evaluation sheet for   
every group to find out whose presentation is the best. The winning group is going to get a surprise.



Where will you go this summer for holidays? Now you are able to plan a trip and know how to work with English                  
webpages. Maybe you can help your parents to plan it or even do it on your own?! Then you can decide where
       to go and what to do.

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Sources of the pictures used in this WebQuest