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  1. WEBQUEST Can you imagine a man 2.72 metres tall? Do you believe it is possible to have a 90cm nail? What about a 400 metres line of pizzas? How much do you think the largest tiramisu weighed? You will find these and other funny facts in our journey to the world records in the last years. Why don’t we take a look at them? BELIEVE THE UNBELIEVABLE!

  2. In this Webquest your objective is to find out about interesting and weird facts in the world. Which is the most unusual one? Would you like to be a record breaker? What would you do?

  3. PROCESS AND RESOURCES There are four steps in this WebQuest, and you should follow them in the order they are presented below:

  4. Activity 1 A. Find out how the idea of creating a book of records came up. Use these websites • http://corporate.guinnessworldrecords.com/company-history.aspx • (The history of Guinness world records) • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_World_Records B. Did you get all the facts right after visiting the sites above? Would you like to know? Read the statements below and decide which ones are right and which wrong • In 1950, Sir Hugh Beaver was in a party shooting when the idea of creating a book of records came up. • He wanted to know which was the fastest game bird in Europe. • Norris and Ross McWhirter compiled and printed the book in 1954. • Three years later, the first edition was bound on. • The Guinness Book of Records never became a bestseller.

  5. Activity 2 A. Now, you will visit the guinness world records website and you will: • Click on the Find a Record icon. • Click on Amazing Feats. • Choose one from the ten options given on the left. • Click on the link that interests you the most. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/default.aspx B.Read the information given about the record you’ve chosen and imagine you interview the record holder. Write relevant questions using Who What / Where / When and answer them taking some notes. C. Why did you choose this link? Were you surprised by the information found? Give your opinion.

  6. Activity 3 Do you consider yourself a tall boy/girl? Who is the tallest person you know? How tall is he/she? Have you ever heard about the tallest man in medical history? Using the following website, complete a profile about the tallest man in history. • http://www.thetallestman.com/robertpershingwadlow.htm • Full Name:........................ Height:...................... • Nickname:......................... Weigh: ..................... • Nationality:........................ Job: ......................... • Date of Birth: .................... • Date of Death: ..................

  7. C. Now, let’s watch a short extract about the tallest couple in the world. Click on the following link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0TwtAaFFn8&NR=1 D. Answer these questions: • What are their names? • Where are they from? • Who do they meet? • What’s their height? • Who is Ghulam Shabbir? • Why are they in Jordan?

  8. Activity 4 • Imagine you are a record holder. What record would you like to break? How would you do it? • Write a paragraph about your record. The record I would like to break is ............................................ I would do this by means of ..................................................... I would .........................,............................,.............................. Finally I ....................................................................................

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