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'Travel and holidays' lesson, places in a city lesson.
Pre-intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, students will learn vocabulary about 'places in a city'; the lesson starts with a lead in discussion about a city that they would like to visit. Then we will start our reading lesson with the normal stages (pre reading, while reading and post reading), the students will do some activities throughout the text, at the end they will do practice using the vocab they have learnt.


Abc Life, pre-intermediate

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about 'A tour under Paris' in the context of 'Travel and holidays'

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of 'Places in a city' in the context of 'Travel and holidays'


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

I will start my lesson with a lead in discussion between me and the students about a place that they want to visit. Every student will choose a place, I would ask them if they know this place's history or not, and if they don't know, I will ask them if they want to know about it or they just would enjoy the beauty of the place and its scenes regardless its history. This lead in will attract the students attention to the context of our lesson which is talking about 'travel and holidays'. There is a reading text about 'a tour under Paris', which is talking about the legend of under Paris and its history.

Pre-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

This stage starts with a very simple activity in which the students will read the text quickly to find out if the text mentioned anything that they talked about in the previous task (skimming). Then the second activity is five phrases some of them are true and the others are false, they will read to find out which are true and which are false. This activity will take 4 minutes, after they finish we will make a whole class feedback to check the answers.

While-Reading (8-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

This stage starts with an activity, which is: Find words or phrases in the text that match meanings. There are nine words that the students will search from the text (scan) I will ask them ICQs which are: How many words that you will search for? Are you going to read in detail? This activity will take 3 or 4 minutes then after they finish I will give them feedback on the board, these are the vocab that I would clarify to them. I will give them the form then the meaning using CCQs then the phonology and they will make drilling.

Post-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

This is the last stage that will be a productive skill, the students will write a paragraph about a place they would like to visit, using the words they have learnt. I will make ICQs which are: What are you going to write about? Are you going to use the words you learnt? I will give them 4 minutes to finish this task then I will make feedback, I will read their paragraphs and write down the mistakes on the board and we'll correct them.

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