Eman Hassan Eman Hassan

The Truth about air travel
Upper-intermediate level


This lesson continues with the same general context of "The truth about air travel" of the previous two lesson and it provides the opportunity for Ss to practice " Past simple/continuous/perfect" more freely in speaking.This materials provide Ss with models for speaking through the reading texts and with prompts and useful language, before they tell their own stories.


Abc Two reading text handout
Abc pictures of unpleasant situations
Abc crashed plane
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Telling an anecdote box

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Telling an anecdote in the context of air travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about air travel in the context of medical or technical emergencies
  • To provide practice of past simple /continuous/perfect in the context of travel


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To get Ss interested in the topic by showing pictures of aircraft

A picture of a crashed aeroplane definitely will attract students to start guessing about the topic and what might have happened and as a teacher I would elicit many vocabulary related to aircraft accidents

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading / to practice speaking about a dreadful situation you have been through

To divide students into groups of four and Each group takes a different reading text from the other To set limited time for reading Ss should find what type of emergency happened during the flight. Did the situation end well After reading, students will tell another peer from the other groups about what had happened

Useful Language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

To set the new task by showing the students three different pictures of unpleasant situations. Elicit as many vocabulary as possible to describe what had happened. in a language focus lesson, guided discovery help Ss find out the type of tense is going to be used to tell a story [ Target Language] Ss choose one topic and plan what they are going to say. They can tell a true or an invented anecdote with the help of 1- setting the scene where/when 2- the main event / with whom / how you felt 3- what happened in the end

Productive Task(s) Preparation (5-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

To give Ss practice in the target productive skill. To give Ss planning time to prepare their stories and arrange their ideas To practice teling their stories to each other before speaking to someone else.

Productive Task (8-10 minutes) • To give Ss practice in the target productive skill

In pairs, Student A tells Student B his/her story Student B show interest and ask for more details. Tell Your partner whether you think the story is true or not. Ss swap roles

Feedback and Error correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on Students production and use of language

To provide Ss feedback on production and language Do delayed error correction based on notes taken while monitoring the speaking stage.

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