Ekaterina Chicherina Ekaterina Chicherina

Voluntourism: what destination to choose?
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the student will read and share ideas of different destinations of voluntourism


Abc handout for productive task
Abc • Board • Green, blue, red markers
Abc Coursebook

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed and scan reading practice using a text about voluntours in the context of travelling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of voluntours
  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about voluntours in the context of travelling


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

T asks ss if voluntourism is popular and what project are possible to be enrolled in ( planting trees, farming, etc.), it is difficult or not, and says that they are going to learn more about voluntourism routine from bloggers.

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T -gets them to look at the blogs ang pictures and answer 3 questions: 1. Who is the author and where he/she from? 2. Where is he/she on holidays as a volunteer? 3. What he or she is doing there. In groups They read quickly to find out if their answers were correct or not.

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

T sets the task to read and check their answers in groups. T sets task to read and do True /False task. Feedback in groups, compare the answers with the key.

While-Reading #2 (8-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging reading for specific information.

T sets task to read the text again and find answers for the questions ex. 4a p26 Then they check the answers into the group.

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

T forms new pairs consisiting of a student from group A and a studen from group B, they should answer each other's question (ex4a p.27), Then they go another parnter from the another group, should close their books and tell about her/his blog's author according to the plan:place, work, where he/she stays in and meals, free time activities.

Semi -Productive Task (5-5 minutes) • To provide sudents practice in controlled speaking in the context of the topic.

Teacher gives to each student a destination ( volunteer project) for voluntourism description ( 3 different, randomly). If there is at least 6 students they can work in pairs, they prepare the presentation for the destination( volunteer project). The books are closed

Productive Task (5-5 minutes) • To provide sudents practice in freer speaking in the context of the topic.

Students tell in class about the projects, the whole class should vote the most popular. holiday destination. The teacher can ask to discuss questions like pros and cons voluntourism, what kind of persons the volunteers are, if the ss would like to be volunteers, if so what kind of work they could do and where would they go.

Feedback (2-2 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T sets the error correction task and praises for good language.

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