Thomas Songer Thomas Songer

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

Description

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;

Materials

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about booking a room in the context of travel
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel
  • To provide practice of language used for making request in the context of travel

Procedure

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

- Ask students if they have had a real life experience with booking a hotel over the phone or via email; ask them what was the easiest part in holding a conversation and what was the hardest part - Announce the topic and explain the practical value of the lesson;

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Introduce common conversational phrases that can be handy in the phone call to a hotel; Introduce email etiquette phrases and useful expression for the same purpose. Give a sample conversation https://www.englishclub.com/english-for-work/hotel-reservation.htm

Teach - Listen (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Listen to the recording of a phone call with the booking department (per-recorded learning material). Analyze the phone call together with students; ask questions for comprehension. http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/travelenglish/index.html

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Pair work; improvised phone call dialog, where one student plays a role of a traveler, and another student plays a role of a booking manager.

Free practice for homework (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Homework or in class Plan a trip to the city; check Tripadvisor.com, Expedia and other websites for reviews and offers; pick the best offer and get prepared to explain your choice; Write down an email (but don't send, of course!) : )

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