Gökçe Guinaudeau Gökçe Guinaudeau

Teaching Practice 4
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about vocabulary related to hotels. The lesson starts with a discussion about the most important things that a hotel must have according to students. The lesson continues with guided vocabulary exercises about hotels. This is followed by a reading where students read about a hotel, then do initial and detailed tasks. Finally there is a free speaking activity of sharing experience about the best or worst hotels students have ever stayed in. Teacher gives feedback on students' language use by pointing out to good language and reformulations.


Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of hotels

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about staying in a hotel in the context of hotels


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students work in pairs to decide on the five most important things that a hotel must have. Students give their ideas as an open class activity and teacher writes them on white board to make a list.

Focus on Vocabulary (9-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the speaking activity

Students do the exercise Vocabulary&Speaking1 individually and then compare their answers in pairs. Students check their answers by comparing them with the correct answers on board provided by the teacher. Teacher elicits the meaning of the unknown vocabulary by drawing or pointing and asking concept check questions. e.g.; twin room, double room. ( after drawing a room with two beds, the teacher asks; how many beds are there? Two, Is this a twin room or a double room? a twin room.)Students do the exercise Vocabulary&Speaking2 in groups. Teacher does the first one as an example. Then students check their answers by comparing their answers with other groups as an open class activity.

While-Reading #1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist task

Students read the article once and match the topics to the paragraphs. They compare their answers in pairs and then the teacher checks the answers as an open class activity.

While-Reading #2 (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed reading task

Students work in pairs and answer four questions about the reading as a detailed reading activity. Students compare their answers with other pairs and give feedback.

Free Practice (12-13 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the language and expand on what they've learned

Students change pairs / groups and share experience about the best or worst hotels they have ever stayed in.

Feedback and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' use of language

While students are doing the final free practice activity, teacher collects data on students' language use and then gives language feedback on board in terms of good language and reformulation.

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