Reading and vocabulary lesson
To provide gist reading practice using a text about exotic beaches in the context of describing them.
To provide clarification of vocabulary in the context of travel for holiday.
Procedure (37-48 minutes)
I will stick three pictures of beautiful beaches on the board and I will ask the students to look at the three pictures of beaches and to say whether they have been to any of beach like this. I will ask them which one they would most like to visit and I will encourage them to give reasons.
They will have to read an extract of the beach and match it with one of the pictures. I will ask them to read it quickly and decide which of the pictures it describes
I will tell the students to work together to match the words or expressions with their correct definitions. After the exercise, I will check the answers and give them the answer keys. I will go through the list with the class and make sure that they understand all the items.
Now they will read the extract again more carefully and decide whether they are true are false. When checking answers, I will encourage the students to correct the false statements.
I will ask the students to discuss places in their city or country that match the descriptions in the list in pairs. For example: which places in Turkey are unspoilt? Where the views are spectacular? Where young people go to hang out and be seen? Where can you hardly move for people at weekends and summer? I will go around giving help and encouragement. I will ask some students to give their description to the class.