Hakan Yildiz Hakan Yildiz

Holiday, writing about holiday in the past
Beginner level


In this lesson students start by checking some sentences about what they like doing in holidays. Thereafter they practice asking questions by asking each other about their holidays. The main task, however, is writing about their holiday in the form of an web blog, where they are supposed to write about their own holiday and compare. The teacher will provide an example by writing about his own holiday.


Abc Power point presentation of my holiday
Abc Pictures from my holidays
Abc HO 3 my holiday and write about yours
Abc HO 2 questions gap
Abc HO 1 match vocab

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a Holdiday blog in the context of travel, activity, interest

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation, sharing ideas in the context of holidays, travel and activities


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Lead in with a short holiday video (Turkish Airlines) to activate students' schemata about the context and get them interested. Before starting video tell them to write down the places. - Ask class where they were/are? Try and elicit where they went and write it on the WB -Put picture of the Pyramids and ask about the place. Point at myself and elicit 'Six years ago i Went to Egypt with my brother' underline ago. This is the answer, what is the question? 'When did you go?' Drill both question and answer. - Now ask students when did you go for holiday and where di you go? (make them use 'ago')? -Do a short WC FB Write some of the 'ago's' on the WB. Drill them

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

HO 1 to students and tell them to work in PW. Elicit the words you think they are unsure of. -Tell them to read their answers to each other. Monitor Next HO2 tell them to complete/finish the sentences -After they are done with the answers, ask them to compare in pairs and do a short WC FB. -Give the class the AK and tell them to ask each other in PW the questions and answer them and write down their partners answer: demonstrate this with pen and paper. - Rearrange the groups in apple, banana, orange. Tell the groupmembers about their partners. - Put next picture on the WB with sightseeing, write 'we went sightseeing..' elicit it

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

-Put the third picture (riding camels) on the WB and write 'we rode camels....' -Show entire blog about my holiday Turn on powerpoint

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

HO3, instruct that they now have to write their own holiday. Ask them past or present? Feed vocabulary and assist students. - Give them about 10 minutes to write it. - GW where they read their writings to each other. - Hang their writings on the walls and let them read each others'

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

Take notes of error during monitoring of the writing. And do drilling and error correction of common mistakes

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