My last holiday
Beginners, A1 level
To practice speaking about "my last holiday" experience using simple past
To practice and clarify simple past usage.
To revise and develop vocabulary on the subject of "my last holiday"
Procedure (32-47 minutes)
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.