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Places , writing about a holiday..
Elementary level


In this lesson,students learn about places through writing activity.


Abc Realia (clothes)
Abc video about touristic places in Egypt
Abc Dalida's song about Egypt while writing.
Abc PowerPoint presentation
Abc pictures of touristic places in Egypt
Abc colored papers
Abc answer key for the reading task
Abc New English File p.60
Abc Text handout, reading for specific information handout.
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a Facebook post in the context of holidays.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide reading for specific information in the context of holidays.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students and to generate interest in the topic.

T presents a video about famous places for tourism in Egypt (90 sec) and asks students about: Do you know these places? Have you ever visited them? Which places they like most? why? Students speak in pairs. T presents feedback.

pre-teaching vocabulary (7-10 minutes) • to teach the Ss some of the problematic words in the text.

T presents some pictures and elicit meaning .(town, castle , factory, square , beach, swim, sightseeing, diving, snorkeling, historical places, tomb, monuments, souvenirs, sunbed, pyramids) Drill the words before presenting the words. present some clues and CCQs when needed. T writes the words on the w/b.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T asks students to look at the two pictures and asks : Do you know which city is it? then T asks students to read quickly (2 minutes) and fill in the gaps. T presents answers to two of the missing words as a demonstration. T asks is this in present simple, past or present continuous? students fill in the gaps individually.( 3 min.) students check in pairs. T monitors and presents feedback. T distributes the answer key.

Productive Task(s) (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills (writing)

T sticks some pictures of touristic places in Egypt. T cuts some coloured papers into halves and distributes them. T asks students to choose a picture for each and asks students to write a message to their friends about their holiday. T asks them to keep their choice as a secret from their peers. T presents two ways of writing the message , either by using the reading text as a model or answer the questions : ( 7 min.) 1. Are you having a good time? 2. where are you at the moment? 3. When did you arrive? 4. Where are you staying? 5. What are you doing ? 6. what did you do yesterday? 7. Say something about the town / city. 8. say what you usually do in the evening. T asks them to use the new vocabulary n the board? T monitors and presents help when needed. T asks them to check in pairs. T asks students to exchange each others message say which picture matches with the written message.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T selects some sentences that have mistakes and writes them on the board. T discusses and corrects errors.

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