1. Introduction to Search for Activities

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Imagine you are getting together with a friend, and you want to find some activities.

You could: look through the local newspaper, make phone calls, or ask around.

Or, you could search the internet.

To search the internet, use a search engine.

There are several different search engines, but this activity will use Google Search.

There are many different types of websites on the internet, including: retail sites where you look at and buy products...

news sites that provide facts and opinions about current events...

sites from government agencies, schools, and other institutions...

business sites for a company or service...

and blogs that are one person’s or company’s writings about a topic.

Using a search engine will help you quickly find detailed information about activities to do in your area.

Websites allow you to find out details about a place because they provide: pictures, reviews, ways to make a reservation, a map of a location.

To start, open a new tab in your browser.

Meanwhile, keep this video open in a separate tab so you can easily go back and forth between the 2.

In the new tab, click in the navigation bar at the top.

Type the URL for the Google search engine.

The URL is the string of letters and numbers at the top of the browser, usually beginning with “http”.

It functions as an address for the website.


  1. Open a new tab in your browser.
  2. In the navigation bar, type www.google.com.