Thursday, 20 December 2012


Here you have the document with the guidelines you need to do the project.
Good luck! =)


Assignment: This project should be carried out at one of the top tourist attractions we can find in Madrid. You must interview two people and ask for permission to video-record the interview. If not, at least ask permission to record the sound. Do it in pairs. Some interviews will be published on the blog for educational purposes.
Aim: To use English as a tool for communication and to get to know the people who visit our country (nationalities, reasons for travelling, accommodation chosen, opinion about tourist attractions…)
Assessment criteria: It will be graded from 1 to 10 and will be part of the mark of the oral skills.
Deadline: By Friday 1st February 2013. You will have to send me or hand in the files (with an extension I can see and listen to) and the transcription of the dialogues. The files will be named as yoursurname_initialofyourname_tourist_attractions1 and your surname_initialofyoursurname_tourist_attractios2 (no capital letters); I won't correct any files that don't follow this.

You can begin like this:
Good morning/afternoon/evening. I’m a student of Tourist Accommodation Management / Travel Agencies and Events Management / Tourism at Hotel Escuela High School, Madrid. We are doing a project about tourist attractions in Madrid. Would you mind answering a few questions? If you don’t mind, we would like to record the interview as a class practice. Thanks a lot.


  1. Where are you from?
  2. How long are you staying in Madrid?
  3. What is the purpose of your visit?
  4. Where are you staying (type of accommodation)?
  5. What monuments or places have you visited so far?
  6. Which one did you like most? Why?
  7. Could you give us a short description that summarises its main features?
  8. Did it fulfil your expectations? If not, why not?
  9. From you point of view, which are the top five visitor attractions in Madrid?

Student recommends one or two more places to visit (one of them has to be a ‘natural attraction’).

         Thanks for your help. Enjoy your stay.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


These are some of the podcasts you have created. You can listen to them. Can you identify the people who are speaking?
If you want to, you can also download them and listen to them on your smart phone, iphone, tablet, MP4 and so on.
You can also add a comment below.
Congratulations! You've done a very good job! :-)

Tourist Accommodation Management:

San Francisco: Ir a descargar

New York: Ir a descargar

Sydney: Ir a descargar

Dublin: Ir a descargar
Travel Agencies and Events Management:
Liverpool: Ir a descargar

Dublin: Ir a descargar

London: Ir a descargar
Los Angeles: Ir a descargar

Merry Christmas!!!

Hi, students and friends, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013!
Please click on here.

I hope you like this one too.

 Best wishes.

Monday, 17 December 2012


Looking forward to watching some of your videos? Here are some of the videos and audios you recorded in order to carry out the survey at Barajas airport.
Good job! :-)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


 Do you feel like going to the cinema? How about one of the following films?

Life of Pi
The Angels' Share

Or why not going to Imax?