Abdessamad Hammami Abdessamad Hammami

Design a tour
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will practice their speaking skills by designing a tour after a model they listened to. The lesson starts a class discussion about what they know about Australia. This is followed by a listening task where students listen and match things and activities with places. Then students in groups agree on a place they would like to talk about and design a tour. After taking notes, they report their findings.


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Main Aims

  • In this lesson students will practice their speaking skills by designing a tour

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will practice making recommendations and responding to others' recommendations.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1 T project a kangaroo and asks 'What can we see?' 2 T asks 'Where can we find this animal?' / In which country? (Australia) 3 T Projects the map of Australia, featuring no cities and asks 'Which cities do you know and what do you know about them? (Any famous building you know, or an activity that you can do there)

Listening (9-12 minutes) • To practice listening for gist and for specific information

A) 1 T Guess what will the listening be about? 2 T hands ss a colour map on a sheet of paper. Ss listen and number places. 3 Checking in pairs 4 Feedback B) 1 T asks, 'Read carefully the words and phrases in the box on the handout. Is there any difficult word. Now listen and match them with the places on the map.' 2 Checking in groups 3 Feedback

Useful Language (4-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T writes on the board Marco's question: 'Where should I go after Melbourne?" T elicits 'I'd recommend ... T writes Elaine's full sentence: 'I’d recommend staying for about two days or so.' T further elicits 'Personally, I'd ... / You should definitely try ... / It is really worth...' T asks other ss 'Do you agree ...? What about you ...?' T elicits responses like: 'It sounds amazing ... / It's really intresting! Or 'Personally, I wouldn't ...

Speaking (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice speaking skills via designing and talking about a tour

T presents ss with three alternatives only (three famous towns in Tunisia from different locations) SS draw lots T explains: 'Your attention, please. You're going to design a tour T encourages ss to take notes while on task (not to write full paragraphs) T monitors ss' performance and take notes of ss' errors During ss' prsentations the T should encourage all ss' to react to their friend's presentation.

Feedback and Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

While monitoring T takes notes of ss' common mistakes At the end of the lesson T writes some of the common errors (in an anonymous way) on the board and invite students to correct them.

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