A Weekend away
Elementary level


In this lesson ss read and listen to scan information from text in the context of holidaying. Ultimately, they speak to plan a weekend away.


Abc Handout pictures audio

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about picking a place to spand the weekend at in the context of travel.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a roleplay in the context of going out.


Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students.

Display PowerPoint presentation about places to visit in Tunis. Ask ss what the slides are about. Pairwork: What can make you want to visit the city of Tunis? (2 mins). Elicit answers from ss.

Vocabulary task (8-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible.

Match the vocabulary items to their corresponding pictures. Demonstrate the task before passing the handouts to the ss. Pre-teach: cathedral, cliffs, island, castle, B&Bs. Use pictures for understanding. Drill words and highlight stressed syllable on the W/B.

While-Reading (7-7 minutes) • To provide students with specific information reading task.

Ss are divided into 3 groups depending on the number of ss attending. Each group gets a paragraph about one of three destinations in Britain. SS read text individually for 2 mins and then in their groups match pictures (those of the vocabulary task) to their paragraphs. (2mins) Finally, SS report to the others what their city is and what it is known for using pictures simultaneously.

While-Listening (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with a scan listening task.

Ss read questions first. Check if all questions are understood. SS listen. Check if they need to listen again. Peer check. Display answerkey with OHP.

Productive skill (12-12 minutes) • To provide ss with an opportunity to respond to the texts.

SS work in groups to choose a place to spend the weekend at and discuss questions in the sheets. Ss form new groups and take it in turns to report to the others.

Delayed feedback and round-up (3-3 minutes) • Deal with ss errors.

Write examples of good ss' language on the W/B. Write examples of errors and work with the ss to improve them.

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