Lic Diana Rios Lic Diana Rios

Pre-intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide SS practice in speaking for fluency and accuracy in a conversation about their last holidays.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of adjectives that help SS describe a past event.
  • To review and give SS practice of the language used for giving and asking for information in the context of their last holidays.


Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Display a real photo of mine on holiday. Write on the board: My last holiday. SS have 2 minutes to find out from T as much as possible about the T's last holiday. Elicit questions in the past simple.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

SS get a HO with a fill in the gaps dialogue. Pens down, in 1 minute, SS read for a gist to answer the question: How much did they spend in food?. FB is given. SS read again and fill in the gaps with the past simple.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

From the HO, SS answer: How was Ruth's holiday? (It was awful). Elicit SS define it as a positive or negative adj. Ask some CCQs, e.g. Dis she have a good time?, did She enjoy her holiday?, etc. Elicit the completion of the sentence: When we go on holiday, we can enjoy... Choose one of the answers to create the context of a SS's good holiday. Elicit the description of a good holiday. From the answers, choose an adj and elicit the possible question from the SS. SS get a cut out to match in groups. T monitors their work. For FB, SS look under their tables to find the answer key. T corrects some pronunciation mistakes.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

SS get a HO folded. In pairs, during 3 minutes, SS form questions in the past simple with the given words. WC FB is provided. Ask some SS: Where did you go on your last holiday?. After every answer T replies showing interest, e.g. Wow! Really? Fantastic!, Oh no! etc. SS get a minute to think about their last holidays. In pairs, SS ask and answer each other using the HO's prompts. T monitors, takes notes of possible mistakes. If there is time, SS change their partners.

Feedback and Error Correction (4-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Provide delayed FB. If there is time, display a photo of someone who went on holiday. T nominates 2 SSs. SS A asks a question and SS B answers according to the image. continue until time is over.

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