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KSA Spends $25.1 Billion Abroad
Advanced level


In this lesson, Ss learn about the how much money different countries spend abroad, as well as how much countries earn from tourism. The lesson starts with some questions about travel and a discussion on favorite countries Ss have been to or want to go to. We will then learn approximately 10 new vocabulary words related to travel. Then I will pre-teach some vocabulary from the article, and have the Ss read the article alone. After they have read the article, I will have them work in pairs and help each other understand difficult words and meanings. We will then come back together and read the article aloud. Finally, there will be some group discussion question regarding developing KSA’s tourism sector, and Ss will work in pairs and 1) select a city a region of KSA that needs to be developed for tourism 2) select a business to develop 3) and then discuss how they will market their business. Homework will be assigned to reinforce vocabulary.


Abc Article on KSA and tourism
Abc Gap-Fills handout

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about KSA spending abroad on travel in the context of tourism


Warmer/Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask Ss engaging questions about travel and tourism. Example: Who has ever traveled abroad? Where did you go? Where would you like to travel? T will introduce the topic of travel and tourism, and will lead-in to the article.

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

T will pre teach difficult vocabulary in the article, as well as introduce ten new words regarding countries and tourism.

Exposure (1-3 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Ss will read the title and read for gist, and discuss what they think the article will be about.

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

Ss will first read the article alone, then in PW. Lastly, Ss will take turns reading the article aloud and I will do pronunciation correction.

Productive Task(s) (20-30 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target speaking skills

Ss will engage with the topic and article, as we use new vocabulary words. I will elicit new vocabulary words, as well as give them an engaging exercise to 1) select a city or region in KSA that needs to be developed for tourism, 2) come up with a business idea for this region, 3) develop marketing strategies for their business in order to practice speaking and using new vocabulary.

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

T will make slight correction during class discussion, as well as monitor for errors during pair work and make corrections WC.

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