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TP8 Speaking. Summer holidays
Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson, students will learn some new collocations about planning summer holidays. It is followed with completing the dialogue about planning summer holidays. It is followed by 2 productive tasks: fill-in the form with missing information about the planned holiday of 4 different people and then fill-in the form about their own summer holiday plans and their peers' plans. It is finished by a role-play 'My first morning in a hotel' in the context of summer holidays.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversations in the context of planning summer holidays

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of holiday collocations in the context of planning summer holidays


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will give Ss some pictures of summer holidays and ask: Do you go on holiday every year? Do you usually holiday in your own country or abroad? What would you prefer: 2 weeks on a sunny beach or exploring interesting towns? Do you book everything in advance or do you just go somewhere and just see what happens? Ss discuss in pairs then WCFB

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ss match pictures and collocations in 2 group Then answers on the board and clarifying MFP. Ss put the given collocations in the most logical order to do things 1. Pick up some holiday brochures. 2. Choose a destination 3. Book a flight 4. Pay a deposit. 5 Do the packing 6 Arrive at the resort 7.Find your way around. 8.Check out of the hotel

Exposure (7-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through completing the dialogue

Ss have to complete jumbled dialogue between friends. Ss don't need to write all the sentences, just put numbers of the sentences in a logical order. They work in group, ICQ: Are you writing the whole sentences? No, numbers. Answers on the wall. WCFB: I would ask some questions 1. Why did she choose this destination? 2. Would you like to go to LA? 3. Does she have any other plans? 4. What else can she do in LA?

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

Task 1. I would give students handouts for student A and student B. They are to complete the table asking questions about plans of four different people. They can use the previous task as a sample to ask questions. I'd give them 1-2 minutes to prepare the questions that is needed for this task in groups A and B. Then they compare their answers. Quick WCFB: Do you all have the same answers? Then they have to fill the new form in with the information about their holiday plans, share their plans with 4-5 students and fill in the table with their ideas. WCFB: Where are you going? Why did you choose this destination? Task 2. Imagine that you are staying at the hotel on your own and this is your first morning. You have just gone downstairs for breakfast and you're sitting at a table with people you don't know. What would you do? What would you say? Role-play activity. "My first morning in a hotel" I give them their role-cards. They have to get acquainted with other 'hotel guests', have a small talk about their plans and decide what they can do together.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-4 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

While they are doing the tasks, I would collect some errors and write them on the board. I'll try to elicit the correct answers. If time: in case the activities go faster than expected. Ss may solve the puzzle with collocations.

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