Gökçe Guinaudeau Gökçe Guinaudeau

Teaching Practice 7
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about new lexis in the context of travel. The lesson starts with a lead-in activity about imagining the worst things that can happen to us when we are travelling, then students brainstorm by looking at some pictures provided by the teacher. This is followed by a criss-cross puzzle where students match the meanings to the vocabulary about travel. Finally, there is a controlled and a semi-controlled activity about travel focused questions and a free practice via sharing the worst travel experiences, in small groups.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of travel words in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel


Lead-in (6-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students look at the photo of someone who is in trouble while travelling. Elicit what is happening in the photo and ask the question; What are the worst things that can happen to you when you are travelling? Students talk in small groups of 3 or 4. Write the answers from the students on board as a list and then as a class students choose the worst three.

Highlighting (6-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students look at some pictures on board and brainstorm as a class to find the correct vocabulary. Write useful vocabulary around corresponding pictures.

Clarification (8-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning of the target language

Students complete the puzzle and check their answers in pairs. Write the answers on board by getting the feedback from students.

Controlled Practice (6-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students fill in the gaps in the questions and check them with the answers provided by the teacher on board.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students get up and move around the classroom to ask the questions in the gap-fill handout. Students ask the questions to two different students.

Free Practice (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students share their worst travel experiences in small groups of 3/4. Teacher monitors closely.

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