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

Learning and Teaching Activity – Treasure Hunt (Hong Kong Adventure 4)

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

Learning Targets for Key Stage 2:
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


Learning Objectives:
Text Types
  • Maps
  • Emails
  • Notes and messages

Vocabulary Building Skills

  • understanding word formation:
    - Compounding, e.g. wet + land = wetland
    - Affixation (Prefixes and Suffixes)

Vocabulary Items

Names of places and scenic spots in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Disneyland, Lautau Island, Po Lin Monastery, the Peak, the Big Buddha, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Cheung Chau, Bird Market, Golden Bauhinia Square, Victoria Harbour, Goldfish Market, Sai Kung, Kat Hing Wai

Compound words
e.g. wetland, butterfly, dragonfly, wildlife, goldfish, sunset, grandpa

Prefixed words
Words with prefixes un-, dis-, in-, im- and re-,
e.g. unpleasant, disappointed, incorrect, impossible, rebuilt

Suffixed words
Words with suffixes -er, -or, -ist, -ian and -(r)ess,
e.g. reporter, actor, tourist, musician and waitress

Language Items and Communicative Functions
  • Use simple past tense to talk about past activities or events
    e.g. We found your treasure map and we had a fun and exciting adventure in Hong Kong!
  • Identify names of some places in Hong Kong
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
    • reread the text to establish and confirm meaning

  • Locate information and ideas
    • scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated phrase
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
Activity Description
Suggested Duration (minutes)
Available for Self-Learning

Interactive Activity



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 compounding and affixation (prefixes and suffixes).

There are two game modes. Learners can choose to begin the adventure with either one of them.

Story Mode:
The game starts from Level 1 to 5. Learners follow the hints and solve puzzles between levels in order to advance.

Practice Mode:
It allows learners to play any level they want in the story mode to practise skills they would like to focus on.


  1. Tutorials are available in Level 1 to 3 for learners' self-learning.
  2. They can consolidate their vocabulary building skills by completing Level 4 and 5.
  3. Teachers can assign any level of the game for learners to play based on their needs.



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


For permission to reproduce photos for this set of material, we would like to thank Larry Suen.

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