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Travel Destination
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn about describing travel destinations in detail, ask for recommendations and they will know how to organize a trip. They need to speak about why they recommend those places they pick and they need to use the useful language for describing places, recommending and questions to ask about a place. The students gain awareness about which expressions they need to use for describing and recommending places. Then in groups of three they decide on the place they'll recommend. They make a poster and note down features of that place. They'll be working as officers at a travel agency. Then, the students in pairs try to advertise their tours to each other. While doing so, the teacher monitors the students and correct the errors if there's any at the end of the class.


Abc Classbook, Computer, Projector, Handouts
Abc Classbook, Computer, Projector, Handouts
Abc Classbook, Computer, Projector, Handouts

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for giving recommendations in the context of travel


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

The teacher shows a video about travel to raise their awareness on the lesson and asks: "- What's the best holiday you've ever had so far? Discuss in pairs." The students get in pairs and talk. Later on a few sts share their friends2 holiday with the class.

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

The teacher writes three headings on the board; - Describing Places - Recommending - Questions to Ask Having written on pieces of paper and put around the classroom, the students walk around, pick the useful language phrases and place them under the correct column on the board.

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher handout a jumbled dialogue to the students and they reorder the dialogue referring to the useful expressions they've learned. They stand up and check the answers pinned up on the walls of the class. In pairs they practise the dialogue by changing the content and roles.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher groups the students by handing out pieces of paper which is named with a travel destination. The students walk around and find their group members by asking; "- Where do you recommend going? " The ones who has the same travel destination groups up.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

As tour guides, the students will recommend places to go in their cities, regions and countries. They decide on which place they'll talk about. The teacher hands out A3 size coloured papers for poster making.

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

They make a list of the places they'll recommend - they need to find at least 5 attractions to talk about - and make notes why they recommend those places. They make a poster for commercial showing those sights and the map of the destination.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students get in pairs and try to sell their their tour by talking about their poster. At the end of the activity each student will pick one of the destinations offered and report to the class why they pick that place.

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