Hello, my dear colleagues, students, and parents! Last week I was a guest in Shavy’s classroom (Shavy’s English Hut) and we had an amazing lesson where the students learned how to write a tour guide for their favorite city through discussion, exploration, and collaborative writing. They have written articles about their favorite places in pairs and the articles you will read below are completely unedited and shared as the students wrote them.
Another task in this short project is for students to learn to be peer-editors. They have a task to follow a feedback rubric (shared at the bottom of the article) and then post their feedback as a comment on this page. My platform is read by teachers and parents all over the world, so another aim of this project is to make all our little writers PUBLISHED BLOGGERS, and spark their joy for writing in the future.
Without further ado, here are the blog posts!
Travel guide: Italy by Ayaan Mehta
Italy, country of South- Central Europe, occupying a peninsula that juts deep into the Mediterranean Sea. Italy comprises of the world’s most varied and scenic landscapes on Earth 🌎 and is often depicted as a country shaped like a boot with an extremely picturesque setting. It has an atmosphere of extreme welcomeness and hospitality as well.
The Euro is the prime currency of the country which is highly common in the entire continent. The country of Italy has a mostly Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and cold rainy winters. However, at nearly 736 miles in length North to South, Italy also has a variety of sub and micro climates where the seasonal weather can differ greatly from national norms.
Although Italy is distinct in itself, the places you can visit in Italy are humongous and utterly alluring. The country has its monuments and places to visit into two distinct parts, modern as well as historical monuments.
Italy has historic places galore. However certain notable places that are essential to be visited are-Ostia Antica , the Doge’s Palace, the ancient Colosseum , the bewildering Leaning Tower of Pisa( which gets more and more tilted by the passing day.) Mordern places-Although, Italy does not have many mordern places, there are certain places which lure the likes of people from all over the world, from far and wide and leave them jaw dropped. Venice and Lake Como being a few.
Italian food is known all over the world for its uniqueness plus for its taste which tickles the taste buds of many people. Pizza and lasagna being originating in Italy have spread all throughout the world while each country has given these cuisines their own taste still no country can quite match the taste of these delicacies made in Italy itself, therefore, they are definitely worth a try. Some other scrumptious dishes of Italy are Ossobuco, truffles, risotto and the world class coffee.
Italy also has a number of well run mordern and traditional hotels which are well appreciated all throught the world.
To sum it all up, Italy is a pretty interesting country, worth at least two visit
Information about The Radiant City (PARIS)
Paris is the capital of the country France, it is surrounded by on north arc by the river Seine whose crest includes two islands. It is also known as the “City of Light” because earlier ,in the18th century ,Paris was an essentially a hub during the Age of Enlightenment. So it literally means light , with enlightened minds. Paris is home to a plethora of monuments which are historic and are must to explore. It has more than 2.5 million
Finger Licking food
You all must get ravenous and want some delectable as well as mouth watering delicacies then you have came to the right website.Here are some scrumptious dishes for your starving stomach.
Cassoulet is the only cuisine that gained popularity in South France. It is made of health ingredients such as sausages, beans , tomatoes etc.
Oeufs en meurette is a traditional dish that is made of poached eggs and meurette sauce etc.
Want something sweet and creamy this tempting pastry from France is called
Religiuse which is filled with cream creamy patissiere and chocolate it has two chocolate it has choux pastry cases. Each case is covered in the same flavour and it is embellished with buttercream frosty.
Baguette au fromage is a thin long bread with toppings of cheese. It is crispy and is adequate for an evening snack.
Renowned Hotels In Paris
Paris is one of the top European city which endures people from all over the world . It is the most beautiful city in the world . So when you visit Paris, you would all like to explore the enormous Eiffel Tower off course and troll around it. By witnessing the beauty you will have a gala time. However, after that long walk you all will be fatigued then you all will want to relax and sleep on a comfortable bed. All the people would prefer and tend to live in a 7 star hotel . So here I am going to tell you the names of some miraculous hotels.
Hotel muget : it is 4.5 star rated hotel and is 1.1 km away from the Eiffel Tower.
Le derby Alma : it is a 4 star rated hotel and is a 7 minute walk away from the Eiffel Tower which is 0.5 km away from the Eiffel Tower.
Hotel relais bosquet: An attractive , privately run 4 star (New Classification) hotel, very close to the Eiffel Tower, a short walk from the delightful shopping street, Rue Cler. Our friendly, multilingual team is at your service and can answer any questions that you may have about the capital and the numerous sights and attractions that it offers. Our well-equipped rooms ensure that you are comfortable and have everything that you need for an enjoyable stay as well as it has a balcony attached to each room which gives us a magnificent view of the enormous city.
There are a plethora of hotels in the city like these which I had informed. If you visit Paris I suggest that you will have a fascinating stay in the hotels which I have suggested.
What would Paris be without its symbolic Eiffel Tower? Built by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution, it is presented at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889. 324 meters high, it is one of the most explored monuments in the world with nearly 7 million visitors a year.
The first floor houses the Eiffel Tower 58 which extends over two levels, 58 meters above the ground as its name suggests. On the second floor, the view is the best at 115 meters because you have a diving view on the ground below. Finally on the 3rd floor at 275 meters, you can see what the office of Gustave Eiffel was. For the more adventurous one, it is possible to use the stairs and climb the steps (1,665 to the summit).
The ascent of the Eiffel Tower is a must to enjoy the dazzling view of Paris.
- Notre Dame Cathedral
One of the most alluring symbol. Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre Dame, a Roman Catholic cathedral is located on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cité. The construction of it begun in 1163 and was fully completed in 1345, this cathedral is a sight with its portals surrounded by his many sculptures and gargoyles that adorn the roof. I advise you to walk to the top of cathedral which is maximum of 387 steps. The climb to the top of towers must be exhausting, but you will get a panoramic view of the region.
- Cruise on Seine
If you want to visit “ The city of Light” then you surely will have amusement on the cruise of Seine , When the sun sets, the monuments are lit slowly. You get a charismatic view to the forefront so you can have a gala time of the beauty of Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Pont Alexandre III and many more.
These are places which everyone should explore.
In a clinch, this is the beautiful information about this eye popping out place which has illuminated a candle of excitement in me. I hope after reading this information you all will have curiosity to witness this flabbergasting place.
Travel Guide: London by Sara Kaushal and Kyaan Jain
Splendid greetings!I hope that you are in the pink of your health.If you ever in search of a spine-thrilling place to visit, then London is the best suggestion, it is alluring and gigantic island, having a vibrant culture. It is the city of optimism, exuberance, art and has speciality of magnificent ancient buildings. Moreover, it has exquisite parks such as Richmond park, Syon park, Barbican Conservatory, Crystal Palace Park which has greenery all around and a breezy atmosphere. Lofty and captivating buildings like big ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Coca-Cola London eye, Warner Bros Studio Tour and loads more to exotic. Historical figures such as Tower of London, Natural history Museum, The British Museum, Westminster Abbey and many more.
India is 7,481 km far from London and takes 9 and a half hour flight through plane.An economy class ticket to London through plane costs maximum ₹27,000 and minimum-₹25,000Business class Maximum- ₹60,000Minimum-₹40,000
Documents-Once you get the green light to travel, don’t forget that you have your valid passport, visa and travel insurance Passport- Your passport should not be expired in order to travel, if so then renew it.Visa-to apply for visa costs an arm length it can be issued in 9-15 days.To apply visa in UK you need the following documents 1) UK Visa application form2) two passport size photos 3) valid passport4) detail travel information in UK
Language-More than 100 languages are spoken in London the main language is English, 78%of people vocalise in English Other languages are Polish, French, Bengali.Currency- Pound sterling is the currency used in UKOne pound sterling =₹100.99We can trans change Indian rupees to Pound sterling on Airports.Weather- Currently the maximum temperature is 12°C and the minimum temperature is 6°C so we can predict that the weather is forcy in London so we Need to keep plethora of jackets, overcoats, caps and all the wintery stuff.
Cuisine-U must try the luscious delicacies of London like English breakfast which includes fried eggs,sausages,back bacon,tomatoes,mushrooms,fried bread and often a slice of white or black pudding.Fish & chips, pies, chicken tikka masala,gin& tonic.Sunday roast – a traditional British main meal typically served on Sunday consisting of roasted meat ,roasted potatoes, accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, stuffing gravy and mint sauces.Roasted duck is also loved by English people.
Hotel-If you ever travel to London then you will be pleased to stay in these hotels like The Connaught The DorchesterThe CorinthiaThe Egerton House HotelRosewood London The RitzSo these are some luxurious hotels of London
Transport The cheapest way to travel in London is the tubes.U can get the Oyster card made that allows you to travel between all the parts of London.Some river boats,Emirates airlines, the iconic red London buses are some ways to get around London.
London is a place where simple moments turn into reality.
Dear readers, I hope you enjoyed my write up. When my family and I visited this fascinating place, we were in the seventh heaven. I was feeling utterly rapturous to witness that.
I would love your feedback, so don’t forget to post your comments. As we say, motivation and encouragement should never stop. Stay tuned for my next article.
Peer-editing: Let’s give feedback to other students!
During peer editing, you read another student’s writing and help him or her improve the ideas, organization, and language use. It is often easier to find ways to improve someone else’s writing than your own.
How do you do peer editing?
1. Always start with positive comments.
- What was your favourite part?
- What did you find interesting?
- What did your friend do well?
2. Give suggestions for ways to improve the ideas and organization.
- Is the main idea clear?
- Are the sentences in a logical order?
- Are the sentences easy to understand?
3. Are there any mistakes in:
4. When you are reading the article of your friend, be polite and offer helpful advice.
Copy-paste this part into the comments and simply continue writing in the same line to give feedback. Please fit the full feedback in one comment. We can’t wait to read your feedbacks!
P.S. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE GETS AT LEAST ONE FEEDBACK! IF SOMEONE ALREADY HAS 2 FEEDBACKS, PLEASE FIND ANOTHER ESSAY TO READ.
Teacher Milica & Teacher Shavy