Banu Banu

Pre-intermediate level


In this speaking lesson Ss start by listening to a TV programme about holidays. They listen to some interviews with several people and answer some questions about them. Then, they do a similar survey with the other people in the class. In the end, they present the findings of their survey in a poster.


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Exercise english 8479.php HO2
Gammidge m. speaking extra. cambridge university press (2004). p. 42 3 HO3

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in making a survey and presenting their findings in the context of holiday destinations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about holidays in the context of a TV programme about holidays


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks Ss "Where do you go on holiday? What do you like to do on holiday?" After Ss discuss in pairs, T elicits a few answers from Ss.

Exposure (8-9 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T tells Ss they are going to hear a TV programme about holidays and asks them to answer the questions on the board in pairs. T tells they can make notes while listening and plays the audio twice and asks if they want to hear it again. After Ss answer the questions, they listen once more to check together. WC feedback on answers.

Useful Language (4-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T tells Ss they are going to do the survey to plan a class trip. "You are going to make an interview with other Ss about their holidays and decide where you want to go on a trip together. T gives out two sets of questions for four groups as well as a handout for holiday lexis. T wants them to look at their section and ask about anything they do not understand.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss are divided into 4 groups as pineapples, cherries, cheese and honey. (The groups are on their handouts) Ss can make interviews in their group and with people other than their groups. They need to interview at least 4 different people. They should write down and take notes about the answers. Then they will put the most popular and most interesting answers in a chart. T projects some example charts on the board.

Feedback and Error Correction (7-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

First, they look at each other's posters, make any corrections if necessary and then they put up their poster on the board and present their findings to the class and decide where they want to go. The other Ss can ask them questions. During this peer feedback, T makes any corrections necessary.

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