Nataliya Demchuk Nataliya Demchuk

Summer holiday
B1+ (Intermediate) level


In this lesson, students will learn new vocabulary and practice reading skills in the context of summer holidays


Main Aims

  • To practise reading for gist and specific information in the context of holidays

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will have reviewed and practised vocabulary of holidays


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher shows students different pictures related to travelling and starts a discussion with students by asking the following questions and nominating students to answer: Do you take regular holidays? Do you usually holiday in your own country or abroad? Do you go to the same place every year or do you like to explore? Do you bok everything in advance or do you just go somewhere and see what happens? What would you prefer: two weeks in a sunny beach or intersting towns and countryside? Are you a good packer? what's more boring: waiting at an airport or sitting on the plane? "Whenyou come back from holiday, that's when you really need a holiday!" Do you agree? After that the teacher gives the students sheets of paper and tells to draw schematically what their ideal holidays would be. After that they discuss it in pairs. Open class feedback

Vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • To prepare and pre-teach students vocabulary for the coming text and make it accessible

The teacher has to pre-teach vocabulary words and collocations using the M, P, F pattern. They include: resort check into check out packing pick up brochure bargain fancy

Pre-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the next reading activity

Vocabulary ex. 1 p. 56. The teacher gives students hand-outs with list of word collocations. The students have to choose the correct option for each one and to put them in a logical order. The students check their answers in pairs. Open class feedback.

While-Reading #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Reading ex. 1, 2 p. 56 The teacher gives students hand-outs with text "What kind of holiday person are you?"face down and tells them that they would need to read through the questionnaire and decide each question for themselves. What is true for them? Then they check it with their partner to find out if they have similar attitudes to travelling. Open class feedback.

Reading for details (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task

Reading ex. 3 p. 56 The students have to read through the text again. While reading, they have to find in the text words or phrases that would match the definitions on the next handout. They check their answers in pairs. FB WC.

Post-Reading (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The teacher asks the students if they have already decided what they are going to do on their next holiday OR if they do not have their plan yet, tell about their last holiday. They talk in pairs, after that open class feedback.

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