A1 - Elementary level
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about accommodation in the context of travel
To provide fluency speaking practice in a converastion in the context of travel and online profiles
Procedure (38-60 minutes)
Ask students about their experiences while travelling. Use this context as an opportunity to pair students and promote discussion about these experiences.
Introduce students to the headline of the article which will provide the main focus of the lesson. Pair the students up and allow them to speculate as to what the story is about. Once they have general ideas, introduce a class feedback session in which students discuss their ideas and compare with each other. This will build anticipation for the reading.
Assign the students the first reading task which will aim to develop their gist reading techniques. Ask the students to read through the article and attempt to gain a basic understanding of what it is about. Once again pair them up to compare their ideas and discuss any differences. Allow time for class feedback.
Set the students a more difficult scanning task which will build upon their general knowledge of the article to this point. Have students answer question 4a-d in order to get a more detailed understanding of the article. At this point students should become aware of what the article entails. Allow students to discuss in pairs and elicit further student feedback regarding their thoughts on the article.
Have students work through questions 5 and 6 in order to consolidate their knowledge of the subject matter. These two activities will particularly aim to stimulate student speaking practice as they further discuss their ideas and create a fictional profile for the website alluded to in the article. Elicit examples from students to assess their progress and understanding of the content.