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5B - A weekend break
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will listen to a holiday program on the radio to improve their receptive and productive skills in context to the lesson "a weekend break". Students will practice their TL in context to their bad experience related to hotels and a role-play activity.


Main Aims

  • To help students to practice the TL through different listening and speaking activities in context to the lesson "a weekend break" about hotel.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To help students to improve their fluency for the TL through speaking skill.


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

- T tells her bad experience about hotels - like room is not clean, cold shower, bathroom is not clean, and etc. - Ask SS to work in pair and tell their best or worst experience in hotel. - T asks S to tells their partners best or worst experience about hotel. - This will brainstorm SS and help then to built their concept for the listening activity.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Ask SS to look at the photo. Elicit any information SS can see. - Explain that the hotel is in Brighton (a popular seaside holiday resort in the south of England). - Ask SS to imagine that they are staying there. Do they think it will be a nice hotel? - Would they like to stay there? Elicit reasons. - T can later remind SS of their first thought after they listen to the audio and the guests experience.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- Write on the board: programme, hotel, people, jobs, why? - Tell SS they will first listen to the opening of the programme. ask them to find out: name of the programme, the name of the hotel, the name of the two people, the job of the two people, why they went to the hotel. - Play the audio (SFP, p-48, audio-1.40) and then get students to check their answers in pairs and then with the whole class. - Tell SS that they will listen to part of radio programme again and this time they will listen and tick the problems they hear in the activity 2 (SF,Sbk page - 48).

While-Reading/Listening #2 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- When the SS are clear about the basic situation, T continue with rest of the exercise. - SS listen to the recording again and put the even in the order that they happened - in activity 3 (SF,Sbk page - 48). - SS check their answers with the WC. - SS work in pair to take the roles of Nicki and Gavin and retell the story as if it happen to them. (T gives role play handout).

Post-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Put SS into groups of four: Student-A and B are the hotel owners - they can decise if they want to have a wonderful hotel or a terrible one. - Student C and D are the guests and radio reporters - they can decide to be positive and friendly or negative and suspicious. - T will write the following words on the board: room, price, key, lift, windows, view, bed, clean, shower, food, door. - T tells SS who they are and that students C and D have just arrived at the hotel. They should book in, look at the room and ask lots of questions. - SS can use the words on the board to remind them of possible subjects. - At the end of the activity, SS can give a brief report on the hotel to the WC.

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