A Travel Blog
To provide product writing practice of a a blog in the context of travel
To provide review of adjectives in the context of describing places
Procedure (48-52 minutes)
T shows the pictures of Venice and San Francisco and asks which places they are.
T wants Ss to read the two travel blogs to understand the differences and to discuss in pairs which one is better and why.
T divides the board into two and writes Hannah and Florence. Then, T gives the sentences to ss in the exercises 2, Page 35 and wants ss to think which of these things Hannah and Florence do. According to the blogs, T wants ss to stick under the correct names.
T wants students to read the tips for writing a good blog from Florence's blog in the exercise 3a and wants ss to add the facts to Hannah's blog in the correct place in the exercise 3c. Ss will be doing these in pairs.
Before writing a travel blog, T writes some relevant vocabulary which are listed as arty, old-fashioned, cosmopolitan, peaceful, tiny and awful, from the previous lesson on the board.
Ss will be writing a travel blog either they can write a blog for a journey they made in the past and T wants them to imagine they are there now or they might write the blog of someone visiting their area for the first time.
T gives numbers to students to match them with their new partners and wants ss to swap with their new partner and comment on it with using the checklist (exercise 4b)