Thomas Songer Thomas Songer

Summer Holiday Lesson Plan Week One Day One
Intermediate ESL Grades 9-12 English Students Proficiency L5 Ages 15-80 Internet Wi-fi Television - School level


By the end of this lesson, students will DEMONSTATE how to recognize places of interest, names, places, people therefore UNDERSTANDING and helping students improve phrases, structures and expression used in every day conversation of an "American Summer Break."


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about points of interest in the context of travel


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

Lesson will begin with the ALL the students to stand up, introduce themselves, say where they would like to go visit in the United States and where they visited this summer. "My is Tom, I would like to visit Orlando Florida and travel to Toronto Canada

Exposure - Short Video (6-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Instruct & Model: Short video (3 minutes music/non-verbal) of my vacation

Highlighting - Video Word Association (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Matching words with points of interest and places

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Independent Practice: Followed by going around the room and asking to identify the following Where they visited? Where I visited? What were the activities (points of interest things they did) (see worksheet or cards) Ask learners to write down 5 new words from material they have recently learned from the reading (with the meaning of the word on one side and the answer on the back). These questions are then put into a box

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Write vocabulary words on small pieces of paper. Put all of them to the box, and get the students to take turns in choosing words. Then the student have to draw on board so that the other students could guess the word.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Go around the class and ask each student to SPEAK one of their favorite lines from the movie to me and the class using the word they choose from the box . "I went boating in Toronto Canada"

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Let the students summarize by presenting to other groups (groups of two). The teacher will supervise and correct the mistakes if any during students’ summarization.

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