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Copy of Hotel booking
Elementary level


In this lesson, SS will practice listening in the context of hotel reservation inquiry, as well as practice vocabulary and speaking in the same context .


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Main Aims

  • To practice listening for gist, specific information and detail, in the context of hotel inquiry about reservation

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review vocabulary and practice speaking for the purpose of making hotel reservation and inquiries


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

The lesson will start with a discussion about two different hotels in Tunisia; one in Dejrba and the other in Hammamet. SS are asked to choose which of the hotels they'd stay in. T then adds price/night tag for each hotel and ask SS to think of the choice they previously made, and decide if they would pay that price. - The class concludes that inquiring about prices is important when choosing a hotel.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

" What are somethings that people take in consideration when looking at prices for hotels?" - SS take a minute to think and suggest answers, T then puts up pictures of some hotel furniture --> " What's this?" (bed) "What's the difference between these beds and this (3rd) bed?" ( big/small) - T elicits ' single bed' , 'King/Queen bed' and 'Twin bed' "What do we call a rooms with a single beds?" a ' single room' - "How about a room with a double bed" a 'double room' - T shows pictures of family room, " what do we call this room?" a 'family room' - T shows a picture of a suite, T elicits 'suite' - "How can we ask about prices for these rooms?" (call hotel) - What is another term for " ask for room prices?" --> T elicits " inquire about room rates" (more formal) - Task1: "Imagine you want to inquire about room rates in this hotel" ( pic1/2) " What do you expect to hear or say" " write down your thought in form of bullet points (SS do this in pairs) - T demos: " I expect to hear : * may I help you / * thank you, I would say: please to be polite - short feedback

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- SS listen to the dialogue and check if they heard any of the words or phrases they suggested in task 1 , also listen for the main topic of the dialogue (gist listening) - Feedback with W/C - After listening ss work on task 2 in groups of 3 or 4 if possible . - Task 2 procedure: T gives SS the listening script in the form of mixed up slips, SS have to put the dialogue in the correct order ( they will be given 2-3 minutes to complete this task) - T gives instructions, and demos the first two examples with the whole class.

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- T collects Slips and gives instructions for Task 3 - Procedure for task 3: SS read the questions before listening again. SS circle the correct information from the dialogue. (individual work) - T demonstrates the first and 2nd Example with the w/c - SS check with their partners (by asking and answering questions) - Feedback and answer key to check answers Finally - SS answer (in pairs) questions in task 3 - W/C feedback

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- T gives ss guest information and asks questions from receptionist's information ( to demonstrate the task with the whole class) -T collects the guest's information from half of the class and gives them receptionist's information. - SS either have guest's information or receptionist's information - Tables are set up so that each guest and receptionist sit facing each other - SS ask and answer questions inquiring about different things Finally - Feedback based on phrases or words used during speaking task

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