Shani Robyn Cox Shani Robyn Cox

At the Airport: Checking In
A1-A2 level


In this lesson, the students will be learning how to interact with the airport agent at the check-in counter. By the end of the lesson, the students will be able to read the prepared dialogue and edit the dialogue for their own recitation.


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Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a dialogue in the context of travel


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

Introductions: Students will recite date and weather before being asked to describe how they feel that day. Students will be asked about their experience with traveling, i.e.: Have you ever gone on a trip? Where di you go? How did you get there? Teacher will provide worksheets with the lesson's vocabulary and sample dialogue after the short conversation.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher will lead students in reading the dialogue and explaining how the expressions will be used. After students are comfortable with dialogue phrases, Teacher will begin to drill vocabulary words.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will work with each other to practice the vocabulary using a gap-fill activity. Each student will have a different character card. By the end of the activity, students should be able to recite their partner's details.

Dialogue Creation (8-10 minutes) • Students should be able to make their own dialogues and practice them together.

Students will be given a copy of the dialogue with keywords removed. They will fill in the blanks with their own words (pulling from the vocabulary list and their own ideas).

Memorization (8-10 minutes) • To provide students the chance to commit their creations to memory

In their pairs, students will work to memorize their dialogues, focusing on pronunciation.

Video Filming (5-10 minutes) • To provide students an opportunity to produce their work.
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