A Weekend Away

Michael Koslowski
by lincdire
6 Lessons
1 Students

Before beginning this scenario, do a Global Level Check and then a Level Check!

You are planning to spend the weekend with your cousins, who live two hours away. Sunday is the birthday of one of your cousins. To get to your cousins’ place, you and one of your parents will take the train. He or she asks you to pack your backpack, reminding you that you don’t have to take everything, as your cousins will have many of the things you need such as towels, toothpaste, and soap. However, you have already assembled lots of things and your backpack isn’t very big. In addition, each of you wants to bring a birthday present for your cousin, and these presents have to be packed somewhere. Each of you will have to bring a backpack and make sure that it isn’t too full. Your task is to:

Task Overview:

  • Create a list of the things that you want to take.
  • Discuss this list with one of your friends, asking for help to decide what to take and what to leave at home.
  • Together with a friend, choose a nice gift for your cousin that is not too big so that it will fit in your backpack and that is characteristic of your region/ community (and you need to be ready to explain to your cousin why it is characteristic of your region/community).
  • Get your backpack ready and answer questions from your Mom or Dad, who wants to make sure that you have everything you need.