Thomas Dowling Thomas Dowling

Travel Lesson
Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a pair work and role play in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about Youtube video in the context of travel


Pre-Warmer/waiting for stragglers (3-5 minutes) • Prep Ss

Ss quickly chat about their weekend

Warmer/Lead-in (5-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T to write three questions on the W/B Do you like to travel? What form of transport do you prefer? How did you travel to England? What was it like? Elicit Ss ideas and write vocabulary on the W/B. Elicit types and forms of transport.

Exposure (12-20 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Short video to engage Ss schmata. Listen task Write down some of the problems in the Youtube clip: Use H/O; or graph: note down problem Elicit answers Note vocabulary and provide more travel related stuff. In pairs, write down some of the problems you have experienced when you've travelled

Travel Problems (2-5 minutes) • Functional Practice

In pairs, Ss discuss problems they have had in the past when they have travelled abroad.

Useful, Functional Language (15-20 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Travel vocabulary Elicit most vocabulary from Ss, getting them to tell a story. Provide the rest below with a few W/B pictures. Making a plan: holiday, vacation, time-off, book a trip/flight/boat/train, single/return, travel arrangements Organise our travel plans: flights/fare, location, trip Travel documents: passport, flight/train/bus ticket, boarding pass, itinerary Money: currency, exchange rate Bags: luggage, baggage allowance, carry-on Things you need to do: go through security, board the flight, go through customs Activities: sightseeing, business, tourist attractions

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Drama Ss act out scenes with their own dialogue. Five teams of three. Students have three minutes to think of a story and act it out with student made dialogue. Themes: Example: Overbooked the bus; won't let you on. Think about the people involved; think about the problem Tasks Missed flight at the airport. Car bumps your car. You arrive at the station and see your training pulling away. You're on a ship and see an ice-burg.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Highlight re-occuring mistakes while monitoring, then write them on the W/B.

Role play (8-10 minutes) • Free Practice

Have fun with the roles. Maybe you are dishonest money changer, maybe you are a rude customer etc. Travel Agent: booking a flight to someone you want to go. Customer/Travel Agent Currency Exchange: getting the money you need for the place you want to go. Customer/Money Changer Clothes shop: buying the right clothes Customer/Salesperson

Hot Seat (5-10 minutes) • Filler/ Practice vocabulary
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