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Getting ready for a trip, Give opinions using It's + adjective + to
High beginning level


In this lesson, students learn how to talk about getting ready for a trip, and how to use infinitives to give reasons and give opinions by using the grammar "It's + adjective + to".


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of It's + adjective + to in the context of travel


Before you begin (8-10 minutes) • Introduction of the whole unit

say "look at the pictures and find one that shows a fun place to go. What is it?" picture 1 a beach. "Find a way to travel. What is it?" picture 4 by train. "find a picture of something fun to do on a trip. What are the people doing?" picture 2 a passport, some sunglasses and a guide book. picture 3 camping with friends. Have the Ss call out their lists and write them on the board.

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

Write the following question on the board to engage the Ss and ask them to make a list: "What things do you need to do before a trip?" CCQs: * Do you need a passport to travel to other countries? Yes. we do. * Do you need to book a room to stay? Yes, we do. * Is it better to make a list for a trip? Yes, it is. so Ss understand what kind of list they should write. Try to elicit some sentences from their list which is said with an infinitive to give a reason. for example " buy the ticket to fly to a place", "reserve a hotel to stay"

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

Ask the Ss to look at the picture on page 66 and guess what are they doing. Then the Ss listen to the CD track 3.01 with closed books and answer the following questions: "What is Rita going to do in Puerto Rico?" "Is she ready for the trip?" Then practice the conversation.

Highlighting and Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Board the sentences in part C and ask the Ss to guess the correct verb forms then ask them to listen to track 3.02 and come up with some sort of rules to use infinitive for giving a reason and describing a verb. CCQs on the sentences in part C which lead to the grammar in part 2: * Why is she going to Puerto Rico? To see her relatives. * Why does she still have to go online? To buy a ticket. * Is it cheap or expensive to fly to Puerto Rico? It's cheap. * Is it easy or difficult to find a bargain? It's easy. Then ask the following questions to elicit the rules: * What forms of verb do we use to give reasons? TO + SIMPLE VERB * How do we use adjectives to describe verbs? IT'S + ADJ + TO + VERB.

Controlled practice (13-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Give the students some time to do exercises 1-3 of part A in pairs then go through the questions in details focusing on each and every blank. Then ask the students to listen to some examples on track 3.03 and repeat them. Pay attention to the reduction of TO in them. CCQs: * can you hear TO completely? NO * Is TO stressed? NO Listen to track 3.04 and complete the questions in part 3B. Then ask and answer the questions with a partner, and focus on reduction of TO.

Free practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide the students with free practice of the target language

Ask the Ss to plan a trip in pairs and then describe the situation to the other pairs and try to ask each other the following questions: "why are you going to that place for holiday?" "What do they have to do and take for the trip?" Focus on the grammar of using infinitives to give reasons and adjectives to describe the verbs and pay attention on reduction of TO. ICQs: * Are you going on holiday alone or with your friends? with friends. * Are you going to make a list of things that you should do before a trip? Yes we are.

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