Assessment for Learning Resource Bank
Web-based Learning and Teaching Support

Learning and Teaching Activity – Discover Hong Kong (Hong Kong Adventure 1)

Module: We Love Hong Kong
Suggested Level: Key Stage 2


Learning Targets for Key Stage 2:

ISb -

To converse about feelings, interests, preferences, ideas, experiences and plans

KSb -

To interpret and use given information through processes or activities such as matching, sequencing, describing, classifying, comparing, explaining, predicting, drawing conclusions; and to follow instructions

KSc -

To identify ideas in simple spoken and written texts, form opinions and express them

KSd -

To recognize and solve simple problems in given situations, and describe the solutions

ESb -

To respond to characters and events in imaginative and other narrative texts through oral, written and performative means


Learning Objectives:

Text Types

  • Brochures
  • Emails
  • Personal Letters
  • Card Games
  • Riddles
  • Maps


Vocabulary Building Skills

  • Understanding word formation:
    - compounding, e.g. wet + land = wetland
  • Making word cards under different topics for reference

Vocabulary Items

Names of places and scenic spots in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Geopark, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lautau Island, Po Lin Monastery, the Peak, the Big Buddha, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Cheung Chau, Bird Market, Golden Bauhinia Square, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Victoria
Harbour, Lamma Island, Hong Kong Space Museum

Names of Festivals
Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Means of transport
cable car, Peak Tram, ferry, tram

Verb phrases to describe different activities
visit your favourite cartoon characters, watch the flag raising ceremony, ride the ferry, explore the small fishing town, join the Pink Dolphin Watching Tour, walk around the island, enjoy a relaxing tram ride

Compound words
e.g. wetland, teahouse, butterfly, dragonfly, skyscrapers, wildlife, waterfall, multimedia, seafood, goldfish, firework, sunset, grandpa

Language Items and Communicative Functions

  • Make suggestions
    e.g. I think Susan and her grandpa should go to the bird market because she can buy him a bird as a birthday present. Do you agree?
  • Use the connective 'because' to give reasons
    e.g. Susan should go to the Peak because they can see the nice view of Victoria Harbour on the top of the mountain.
  • Use connectives to express sequence
    e.g. First, we had breakfast at a Chinese teahouse. Then, we had our lunch in Sai Kung.
  • Use simple past tense to talk about past activities or events
    e.g. My grandpa came to Hong Kong last weekend.



Language Skills


  • Construct meaning from texts
    • use known parts of words or word association to work out the meaning of unknown words
    • work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Locate information and ideas
    • scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated phrases




  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently
    • write paragraphs which develop main ideas
    • use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. emails



  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently
    • connect ideas by using cohesive devices
  • Participate effectively in an oral interaction
    • maintain an interaction by
      • controlling participation in an interaction or group activities, e.g. taking one's turn at the right moment and recognizing others' desire to speak
      • asking and responding to others' opinions



Relevant Basic Competency Descriptors :


Using a range of reading strategies to understand the meaning of simple texts with the help of cues


Applying simple reference skills with the help of cues


Writing and / or responding to simple texts with relevant information and ideas (including personal experiences, imaginative ideas and evaluative remarks) with the help of cues


Using a small range of vocabulary, sentence patterns and cohesive devices to convey simple information and ideas fairly appropriately with the help of cues despite some grammatical mistakes



Activity Description

Suggested Duration (minutes)

For Students Self-access

Classroom Activity

Teachers' Notes

Activity Plan

Activity Sheets
(A zipped package with activity sheets and reading materials)

PowerPoint Presentation

Discover Hong Kong

Susan wants to show her grandpa around Hong Kong. By reading her email, learners are guided to identify compound words. They understand the relationship between their meanings and how they are formed.

To help Susan, learners participate in a group reading activity to look for where to go and to spot out more compound words from travel brochures.

In the writing activity, learners understand more about the use of compound words and the tourist spots in Hong Kong.



Supplementary Activity I

Activity Plan

Nonsense Writing Competition

Learners use as many compound words as they can to create sentences. They revisit how to use compound words in a fun way.



Supplementary Activity II

Activity Plan

Let's Go Fishing

Through the card game, learners can recycle the compound words they have learned in an exciting way. They can produce their own set of word cards when their vocabulary size is expanded.



Interactive Activity



Online Game: Treasure Hunt

Susan, Tom and Danny have discovered a map left by Susan's grandpa. Help them hunt for treasure by solving puzzles and problems with knowledge on vocabulary building. Complete Level 1 of the game to consolidate the concept of compounding.




Useful Online Resource

Resource Package on Enhancing English Vocabulary Learning and Teaching at Primary Level

Educational Television Programmes

Primary 5 – Getting Around by Tram

Primary 5 – Around Hong Kong in Seven Days

Discover Hong Kong



For permission to reproduce photos for this set of material, we would like to thank the following:

Kent Photography (LT 1.4)

Forest Chan (LT 1.5)

Frederick Yip (LT 1.5)

Germaine (LT 1.5)

Louis Yiu (LT 1.6)

Kwok Ying Jim (LT 1.6)

Larry Suen (Treasure Hunt)

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