Ayman Mosully Ayman Mosully

My last holiday
Beginners, A1 level


In this lesson, students will talk about their last summer holiday. They will talk about their favorite activity during the holiday and which part they liked or they didn't like. They will learn how to ask questions related to their last summer holiday like where ... go? when .... go? how many days did they stay?


Main Aims

  • To practice speaking about "my last holiday" experience using simple past

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice and clarify simple past usage.
  • To revise and develop vocabulary on the subject of "my last holiday"


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T reminds Ss of last lesson by showing some pictures of holiday activities like "go swimming", "go camping", "go walking", "horse riding", "go skiing". Then T draws timeline on WB and clarify how to use the past with these activities. T asks Ss to talk in pairs which one of these types of holiday are their favorite and why?

Useful Language (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T shows Ss some holiday activities and tries to elicit the lexis. They are "sitting on the beach", "camping by a lake", "relaxing in the sun", "going skiing", "walking in the mountains", "sightseeing the famous cities", "visiting museums" and "playing sports". After that in pairs, T asks Ss what is (are) his/her favorite kind(s) of holiday and why?

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through prompts of pictures

The Ss are given HO with key words to create their questions about their last holiday individually. After that, Ss works in pairs to check their answers.

Productive Task (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

After Ss are given HO questions, they are given a time to think and answer the questions individually about their last holiday. Then, Ss are asked to talk about their holiday in pairs for few minutes. After that, Ss swap their HO with his/her partner and read his/her partner's holiday out load.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The Ss report back the holiday of one of the students they talked to as a whole class feedback. The other Ss try to guess whose holiday that was. Errors in using simple past will be corrected at this point.

Productive Task-writing (5-7 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills-writing

T divides Ss into two groups and asks them to talk about their last holiday. Just one S can write down about his classmates holiday then read their writing aloud. The other Ss of the other group should guess whose holiday it was.

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