Thomas Songer Thomas Songer

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


Students will demonstrate their ability to choose a hotel to stay based on reviews, availability, location and pricing information; students will be able to book an hotel over the phone, explaining their requirements, needs and wishes


Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about reviews in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading and discussing hotel reviews; - Students will be able to make their informed choice of hotel


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Ask students if they liked the hotels they read about the reviews. - Ask them if they've found the reviews helpful and why. - Tell that today the students are going discuss hotel reviews and chose the best offers in various cities - Explain the students that this is what they are going to do or probably already do when traveling.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Speak about different parts of reviews – scores, personal experience, the ways people may express and mask their complains; separating facts from opinions in the reviews (hard facts vs. opinion); Analyze one of the reviews as an example (model)

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Working in pairs; give each student a couple of reviews and ask each pair to compare two hotels and pick the best one and the best offer.

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

One student in each couple makes a presentation explaining their choice of hotel.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Go over the list of vocabulary from students. Go over a list of the typical requirements for a hotel, i.e. free wifi, free parking, pet-friendly, vegetarian restaurant on site, gym, etc.

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