Design a tour
In this lesson students will practice their speaking skills by designing a tour
Students will practice making recommendations and responding to others' recommendations.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
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)
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
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 ...
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.
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.