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Teaching Practice 5
Intermediate level


Abc Word cards
Abc Handout prepared by teacher
Abc Slides
Abc HO adapted from the coursebook

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of types of travel styles in the context of travelling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a story-telling in the context of travel


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask students to discuss these questions in pairs: 1. What’s your favorite place to travel? Why? 2. Have you ever travelled abroad? If yes, which country is it? 3. Share one of your travelling stories with your partner. a. Where did you go? b. Did you go alone or with someone else? c. Did you have a guide? d. Do you want to go again? Why/Why not?

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Tell the students you are going to tell a story. Ask them to note important things while listening. Ask the students if they want to hear it one more time. If not, ask them to compare their notes with their partners Get students to retell the story shortly.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Elicit the words trip, guided tour, independently, package holiday, cruise and taxi from students and put the word cards on the WB. For example: Last year I went on a what? Yes, trip.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

In each word, check the meaning by asking some concept check questions. For example: (Word: Trip) 1. How many days did I stay on the cruise? It was only the weekend. (2-3 days) 2. Is it for a short or long period of time? (Short) 3. Does it have to be on the sea? (No) 4. What is the long one called? (Journey) Elicit the stress pattern on each word and mark it. Put the words go on, travel and get on the board. Ask students to match the phrases such as go on a trip.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Give students the HO. Ask them to complete the story with the words on PPT individually. Peer-check before W/C feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give students jumbled sentences. Ask them to put the words in the correct order individually. Peer-check before giving the answers. Ask the students to read the sentences Tell them to tick the ones that are true for them. Get students to compare their answers. Tell them to ask each other some questions. Model first and set the task. For example: - Zeynep, do you like to go on long car journeys? - No - Oh, why? - It makes me feel sick. Before moving on, ask one or two students about some of the questions.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Get student into pairs. Tell them they are going to write their own stories, but a funny one. Ask them to use min. 4 new vocabulary items. Word limit: min. 50 After finishing, change the partners. Get them to tell their stories to their new partners. Monitor and give delayed feedback at the end.

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