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On Holiday Lesson
Beginner A1 level


In this lesson ss will learn about activities they can do when they're on a holiday. They will have an opportunity to develop their receptive skills by listening for detail. We will also focus on expressions with 'go' and vocabulary.


Abc listening exercises
Abc speaking exercise
Abc matching exercise
Abc gap-fill HO

Main Aims

  • To expand vocabulary by teaching 'expressions with go' in the context of 'holiday'.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To improve receptive and productive skills by practising listening and speaking in the context of 'holiday'


Warmer Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To spark interest on the topic

- Pair ss up. - Ask ss where would they like to go for a holiday. Where do you want to go on holiday? I want to go to Thailand. Talk to your partner. - Nominate a couple of ss to FB

Stage 1 (Focus on Vocabulary) (15-16 minutes) • To introduce the vocabulary that is included in the upcoming L text.

-Project the activities and places on the WB. -Give ss HO containing vocabulary exer. 1 - Hold the HO, point to the WB to indicate that they need to match them. -.As they try to identify them ask couple of questions. Do you go shopping on holiday? Do you go to museums on holiday? - Ask them which ones are places. - Tell them what do you do and never do on a holiday. I go swimming and sightseeing on holiday. I never go shopping. - Pair them up and ask them to do the same. - Nominate few ss to FB about their partner. They need to use the target language (She never goes, He goes...) - Give ss HO with fill in the blanks exercise from WB. They need to do it with their partners. - Nominate ss to give FB for each one of them.

Stage 2 (Pre-Listening Speaking) (3-5 minutes) • To work on productive skills and prepare for receptive skills part

- Project the photos (Dubai, Rome, Rocky Mountains, Phra Nang) on the WB. - Check what ss know about those cities. Is it cold or hot? Is it beautiful? - Learners need to look at the photos and talk with their partners about what they can do there. They need to use the vocabulary they learned in the previous stage. - Nominate ss to FB

Stage 3 (While Listening) (8-10 minutes) • To listen for detail and specific information.

- Explain the ss that they're going to listen to audio text about those places. Tell them that they need to understand which place each speaker talks about and what do they do there. - Pause the audio after each speaker giving them time to take notes. - Nominate ss to establish the places and what activities the speakers did. - Project L exer. 2c from the SB on the WB. Have them read the sentences first. - Tell them that they're going to listen again and match the sentences with the places. - Ask them to check their answers with their partners. - Nominate pairs to FB.

Stage 4 (Post-Listening) (12-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Project photos of Paris, Beijing, London and the Alps on the WB. - Ask students to imagine they'd been on a holiday to one of these places and write 3 sentences about the things they did there. I went to one of these places last year. I went to museums and art galleries. I went sightseeing too. I didn't go shopping. Where did I go? (They try to guess) Look at the photos and imagine you went on a holiday to one of them. Write 3 sentences about what you did there. (2 positive and one negative) Don't write the name of the place. - Give them few minutes to finish the task. - After they finish they're going to read their sentences to their partners and try to guess in turn the places they visited. - Have few pairs to FB and talk about their partners choice of place. They need to use the target language (simple past)

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