Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer holidays: Beach vs. Mountains

August is time to take a vacation for many people and the two most common places people choose for their holidays are the beach and the mountains. Which do you prefer?



THE BEACH


SOME RESOURCES

Great resources about the sea and the oceans:
http://www.henry4school.fr/Vocabulary/sea/sea.htm
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/themes/summerattheseaside/

BEACH VOCABULARY




VIDEO

Maybe you already know some of the most common marine animals....
 but what happens in the deep sea?

Deep sea creatures


SOME SONGS ON THE SEA

"Beyond the Sea," Bobby Darin

"Under the Sea," from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" 

"Octopus's Garden", The Beatles

"(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," Otis Redding 

THE MOUNTAINS



SOME RESOURCES

Some resources about the mountains:

MOUNTAINS VOCABULARY


VIDEO

What is a mountain?


SOME SONGS ON THE MOUNTAINS

"Rocky Top", Osborne Brothers

"Rocky Mountain High", John Denver

"Mountain Music", Alabama

" Sugar Mountain", Neil Young

STUDENTS' TASK



Write an essay about these two different types of holidays. Which do you prefer? What are the main differences between the beach and the mountains? Can you find any similarities? Consider the types of activities you can do in each place, the climate and the location. 


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