Nooshin Nooshin

exploring the city
PI- touchstone 2- 202 - Unit 6 - lesson D level


in this lesson Ss will learn how to write an online walking-tour guide


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a guide in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy in the context of t


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

provide the context to teach the phrase " exploring the city" put Ss in to groups if 3-4 ask them to talk about these questions (you could give them a question card): 1. Do you enjoy exploring new cities? 2. What do you like to do when you visit a new city? 3. What do you like to see? Draw Ss's attention to the online guide which is about Istanbul Ask them to share in their group whatever they know or they've ever seen or heard about it.

Exposure (3-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Draw Ss's attention to the pictures and headings of the reading. Ss are supposed to skim the text in about 3-4 minutes and then share the new information about Istanbul that they got from the text in their group.

Useful Language (15-25 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

1. cover exercise C in part 1 by scanning the text. and then check the answers in the group. 2. work on language level and new words of the text if necessary. 3. each group is given 3-5 minutes to write 3 questions about Istanbul using the text. Ss exchange the questions and then groups are given 3-5 minutes to scan and find the answers in the text. 4. Let Ss discuss the items in part 2 for about 8-10 minutes in order to agree on best places in their city. this section prepare Ss for what they gonna write as their writing task "a walking-tour guide"

Productive Task(s) (10-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ask Ss to read the sample of a walking-tour guide in part 3 and underline the expressions used to give directions. then they are supposed to complete the help note box. (do the boarding). Each group is given 10-15 minutes to use ideas they'd discussed in part 2 in order to write a walking-tour guide (introducing at least 3 interesting places) such as the sample containing information like: 1. where does the tour begin? 2. what can you see? 3. what can you do?

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

writings are exchanged among the groups to be read and checked. stick the writings on the wall. Ss give all a look. put them in their groups to discuss which of these tours they'd like to take and why?

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