100 places to visit before you die
Intermediate B1 level
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about around the world in the context of 100 places to visit before you die.
To provide clarification of vocabularies in the context of different types of holiday destinations
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
I will ask the Ss what type of holiday destinations they are looking for. Then I will put the different categories and pictures related to the categories on board and will ask the Ss to match them. Here the Ss have to guess the topic of the lesson. After that the Ss have to find out the number one of each category. Then I will ask them to discuss with partner which of these categories are important for them and which not and why.
I will give the Ss the text will ask them to discuss about the number one places with their partners and collect as many informations as possible. Meanwhile I will stick on the wall some words that are somehow connected with these places. Here I will ask for feedback and then ask the Ss to match the words on the wall with their categories.
At this stage the Ss have to do groupwork (depends on the number of the students). I will design this task in form of a competition with a reward (tea or coffee). I will ask the students to close their texts and will read them a question that they have to find out in the text. They have to open their texts and find the answer from there as quick as possible and have to read the part that was asked for. Then I will repeat this questioning with the rest of the questions.
Here I will ask the Ss to read the text closer and decide to put the places in order, starting with that place that they would like to visit most. Then they have to explain their partner why they have decided for this ordering. Meanwhile I will write number 1 to 5 under each category. After the Ss discussion they have to write their list on board and see what the favourite of the class is.
At this stage I will ask the Ss to discuss with their partners about the places they always wanted to go and why they wanted to go. After getting feedback the Ss have to work in a group (it depends on the number of the Ss) again. I will ask the Ss if they have been anywhere that they think 'everyone should see before they die'. Then get feedback and write their answers under their category.