To provide fluency speaking practice in using lexis used for describing a holiday (e.g. it's on, people celebrate" in the context of Making a holiday in their group
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about a holiday in the context of An article about nothing day
Procedure (37-48 minutes)
T write on W/b October 29 What is this day? What other holidays do you know? w/c
'We will read a text about a holiday. What holiday? Read and find out.' Peer-check 'Match these with paragraphs.' Ss match the headings. Peer-check FB for answers.
T gives HOs to Ss. Work in pairs. 'Do the first 3' FB. It's on January 16. People go for a walk, sit in a park. Because there is a day for everything. Elicit Celebrate, Dressing like Santa, 1 day long It is 1 day long. People celebrate the birth of Jesus. Some people dress like Santa Clause. People wear a red hat, red pants and red coat like Santa.
'With your group, make a holiday. What holiday do you want? Give a few examples. 'Think about it for a few minutes. Check and help until they reach a decision. 'Now fill this' 'Don't make sentences. Just short ideas' Check and tell students again as they tend to write complete sentences.
'Later, you tell your friends about your holiday.Think about what you want to say.'  'Stand up. Tell others about your holiday' [8-10] Ss mingle and tell the rest of the class about their holiday. Listen for delayed correction.