CELTA TP4 (Teacher E)
To provide practice in writing holiday reports and reviews
To practice functional language in the same context
Procedure (40-51 minutes)
- The students play the hang-man game. The teacher use the word holiday for the game (Explain the game before they play). - Ask the students about their last holiday: "Where did you go for your last holiday?" (get the students' responses without further questions/discussion) - Tell the students that they are going to read about Someone's (Alex's) holiday.
- First, focus on the questionnaire. Go through the questions, and highlight that the answers are not complete sentences but notes. Elicit/teach any expressions SS don't understand. - Secondly, focus on the instructions "Read Alex's questionnaire and report. Which questions does Alex answer in each paragraph?". Give SS in pairs/groups 2 minutes to match the questions and paragraphs. - Finally, check answers and write the correct answers on board.
- Ask SS to read the report and compare it with the questionnaire answers. Ask SS: What is this writing called? How many paragraphs are in this writing? What tense is used? (When did the speaker go to Rome? Last august. Is it in the past, the present or the future?). Draw SS attention to the following functional language: I went with ............., We flew to Rome with .........., During the day, .............., It was very difficult to ...................
- Prior to passing the questionnaire out, ask SS to imagine that they work for a travel company and you were asked to write a report about your last holiday. Your company also decided that the best report will be posted on the company's Facebook page and that the writer will get a reward (Tell them that the reward is real and the other teachers will decide which writing is the best?)
- Pass the questionnaire out. Give the SS 2 minutes to make notes about their last holiday, using questionnaire's answers as a model. - Ask the SS to write 4 paragraphs about their last holiday. Ask them to pay attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar. - Give the SS 13 minutes to write the report in class
- If there is enough time, ask the students to swap and read each other's reports and correct any mistakes they find, before you collect them all in. - Ask the observing teachers to check the student's writings and choose the best one to be rewarded.