English Language GCSE: Working as a tour guide

Two teenage students have the chance to try working as a tour guide for the day.

They are given tips from a boat captain and professional tour guide, before helping to describe the sights on the River Thames for passengers.

Labrinth then interviews the volunteers and discusses how the experience has helped them gain confidence.

This clip is from the series Labrinth's Speak Out.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to help students build self-confidence in public speaking, with tips given on how to give clear presentations.

Students could be encouraged to learn about their local area and give mock tours in class to their classmates.

This could also be useful as a part of careers advice for students interested in a career in leisure and tourism.

Curriculum Notes

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.