Life 7d - How was your trip?
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel
To provide clarification, review and practice of travel vocabulary
To provide clarification and practice of intensifiers
To provide gist and specific information listening practice
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
T writes the words "journey, travel, trip" on the board and wants Ss to discuss the differences in their meanings. Then they read the example sentences with the same words. T provides more examples to clarify the meaning. Ss match the words with their definitions.
T shows the pictures from a work trip and asks questions about the pictures to draw their attention such as "Where did he go? (On a trip) What kind of a trip was it? (A work trip) "What's his job? (A biologist). T wants Ss to work in pairs and match the adjectives in the box with the pictures. T elicits the function of "very" and "really" and provides more examples. Ss listen to two conversations about Dr Egan and answer comprehension questions.
Ss listen to the conversations again and complete the questions from the dialogues. T elicits and highlights the questions and how to answer them. She drills the questions chorally and individually. She highlights other useful words and phrases such as "flight/bus ride, local food/seafood/fast food, storm/snowstorm, heavy traffic".
Ss work in pairs and act out a dialogue about a trip. One of them asks questions and the other one answers his questions about the trip using the pictures from exercise 3. T monitors and writes down the common mistakes Ss make.
T gives feedback on their performance, draws attention to some common mistakes and elicits the correct forms from the Ss.