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TP: 4b
B1 level


In this lesson, students learn new vocabulary and have a chance to practice it through controlled, semi-controlled and free exercises.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of hotel lexis in the context of a weekend break.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide spoken fluency through freer exercises.


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

T asks Ss what do they do in summers and elicits the answer vacation. Then T asks where do they go for vacation. Depending on their asnwers T asks where do they stay when they go to that city and elicits the answer hotel. T tells Ss they're going to stay in a seaside hotel and asks them to discuss and agree on the five most important things that the hotel must have in pairs.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T divides the class into 5 groups. T tells Ss to work alone and fill in the blanks in 3 minutes. ICQs; "How much time do you have to complete it" "Are you going to work alone or in pairs?" Then, T gives Ss the HO1. After that, Ss nominate each other to give and discuss the answers for FB. T gives the HO1 AK.

Teach (8-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T determines the areas the Ss have problems with and gives them HO2 to clarify the meaning part. T writes two marker sentences; "We need to book a room before we go to a hotel." "A 5 star hotel has a sauna facility." "The thing you rest your head on when going to sleep is a pillow." And clarfies the form of "to book" and "facilty". Then T drills the pronunciation of "facility" and elicits the meaning of "twin room" and "family room". After that, T asks CCQs: "Do we book a single room or twin room for two friends?" "Do we book a twin room or family room for a family?"

Test #2 (3-5 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

T tells that Ss have 3 minutes to complete HO3 on their own. ICQs; "How much time do you have to complete it" "Are you going to work alone or in pairs?" T hands the papers. Later, Ss check other tables and a WCFB.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T writes the questions below on the board; A family with two kids staying at a hotel for two weeks for their summer holiday. A business person is going to stay for three nights at a hotel for a conference. A couple staying one night at a hotel. They are going to arrive late and leave early the next day. T asks Ss to discuss in groups the four most important facilities for each situation. Then a WCFB.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T tells Ss to walk around the room and tell each other the worst hotel experience they have ever had. After that, a quick FB.

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