These exercises are designed to accompany the course book for the module “Comunicación en lengua inglesa para Turismo I”,

Walker, R. & K. Harding, Tourism 1 (OUP, 2006) but can be used without the book.


1. HOLIDAYS WITH A DIFFERENCE

First year students of Grado en Turismo at the Universitat de València in Spain were challenged to create a promotional digital story in order to sell a touristic product throughout the first semester of the academic year 2010-11. On 21st December 2010, the I Workshop on English for Tourism and ICT was organized by the lecturers of the module:  Elvira Montañés, Laura Monrós, Alicia Ricart and María Alcantud. Our students participated in the workshop in the contest for the best promotional digital story.

The winners of the First Prize were the students Anna Dai, Amparo Gallart, Sara Jarque and Jorge Tomás from the group GY lectured by Laura Monrós with the story ‘The Name’s Bond, James Bond’. The video of their digital story is the basis for the exercises on the topic HOLIDAYS WITH A DIFFERENCE.


2. ECOTOURISM

“Wild Madagascar” is a digital story created by the students Sandra Ferris, Rebeca Costa, Margarita Llorca and Marta Server for the module“Comunicación en Lengua Inglesa para Turismo I” during the academic year 2010-2011. Here are some EXERCISES on Ecotourism based on their story. The exercises complement Unit 10 in the course book.

 

3. AIRPORTS (1)

After exploring and understanding the specific needs of the first-year students of Grado en Turismo of the Universitat de València in the Bologna framework, during the academic year 2010-11, cross-disciplinary activities based on Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal (2004) were incorporated into the syllabus of three core subjects: ‘Comunicación en Lengua Inglesa para Turismo I’, ‘Incorporación a los estudios de Turismo’ and ‘Introducción al Derecho’. The aim was to assist students in the development the following curricular competences:

a) To be able to work in various socio-cultural contexts.
b) To use communication techniques in English.
c) To develop skills related to customer care services.
d) To transform an empirical problem into a research object and draw conclusions.
e) To understand the principles of tourism: its spatial, social, cultural, juridical, political and economical aspects.
f) To understand the laws which regulate the industry.

With regard to ‘Comunicación en Lengua Inglesa para Turismo I’, pre-viewing, while-viewing and post-viewing exercises were created which focused on general and specific language, effective communication and basic writing for tourism. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE of a pre-viewing activity created by Elvira Montañés and Laura Monrós. The exercise is based on and complements Unit 12 in the course book (See p.100 exercise 2 for the vocabulary).

 

4. AIRPORTS (2)

The following exercises complement section three on this webpage. They are based on the official website of The Terminal by Steven Spielberg and can be used in a blended learning environment.

EXERCISE 1: General English

EXERCISE 2: Jobs in Airports

 

5. CUSTOMER CARE: RESERVATION AND SALES

THESE ACTIVITES focus on the‘Customer care' section of Tourism 1 and should be done as a revision exercise at the end of the book.