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Five days in Dubai
Intermediate level


In this lesson , students will listen to an audio about a couple's trip plan to Dubai. First, they will read some information about Dubai. Then, they will listen to the audio and talk about it. After that , they will read another paragraph about the activities a person can do when they are visiting Dubai. Afterwards, they will discuss it. Finally , the students will plan their own trip to Dubai.


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Abc Pictures that are related to the activities that one can do in Dubai.
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Abc Pictures about Dubai

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will have practiced the receptive skill of listening by listening to the conversation between a couple.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The students will have spoken about "What to do in Dubai" .


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

-T writes "Dubai" on the board and puts pictures about Dubai on the board. T asks "What do you know about Dubai? " , "What comes up to your mind when you think of Dubai? " and" Have you ever been to Dubai?"

Pre-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-T gives the handouts. Then, T says "Read the paragraph with doing business in Dubai title to check your ideas about Dubai. You have 2 minutes to read it . " (task 1) -ICQ " Why are you reading the paragraph?" -T says "Fay and Martin are a husband and wife team. Fay is a travel writer and Martin is a professional photographer. Look at Fay's plan for their trip to Dubai. Then, answer these five questions which are listed in the second task. You have 3 minutes to answer these questions. " When Sts are done with answering the questions T says " Check your answers with your pairs. You have 2 minutes to check your answers." In the end T gives the answer key and T says "You can check your answers with your partners. (task 2 ) -ICQ" Whose plan are you going to look at while answering the questions?" " How many questions are you going to answer ? "

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-T says " Listen to Fay and Martin talking about their trip. There has been some changes in their plan. What has changed in their plan? Find the changes. " After the Sts find the changes in the plan , T says " Check the changes with your pairs. You have 2 minutes for that. " And , in the end T gives the answer key to the Sts. (Task 3) -ICQ "What do you have to find while you are listening to the audio ? " -T says " We will listen to the audio again. This time find answers to these two questions. First one is 'Why doesn't Martin want to go on the desert trip with Fay ?' and the second one is 'Why doesn't Martin want to have dinner at the Burj Al Arab hotel? ' You can see these questions in task 4. " When Sts find the answers , T says " Check your answers with your pairs. You have 2 minutes." In the end, T gives the answer key to the Sts. (task 4) -ICQ "How many questions do you have to answer ? " "What are they?" -T writes" well, all right then" and " I suppose so" on the board. After that , T says "When Martin is talking with Fay he says' well , all right then' and 'I suppose so' when he is agreeing with Fay. Is Martin happy to agree? When does he use these expressions? Do you think people can use these expressions with people they know well or with people they don't know well ? " After explaining the instructions T says " Do you want to listen to the audio again to see when he uses these expressions ? " In the end T elicits the answers from the Sts.(task 5 ) -ICQ " What are you going to find?"

While-Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-T writes the names of the activities that could be done in Dubai. Then , T pre-teaches the names of the activities by putting the pictures of the activities. In the end ,T asks "Which of these activities can be done in Dubai? "(task 6) -T puts the 6 different things that can be done in Dubai on the wall all over the room. T tells the Sts to work with their pairs. T gives the instructions by saying " There are 6 different thing that you can do in Dubai. I put them on the wall all over the room. Go and read each of them. After you read them decide which activity you like most and which activity you like least. And, then explain your partner why you chose those activities. You have 5 minutes. " (task 7) -ICQ " What are you going to do after you read the activities that can be done in Dubai ? " "What are you going to explain to your partner?"

Post-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-T groups the Sts. Then, T says " You will be working with your groups. You and your colleagues are going to Dubai. You have 48 hours to do some sightseeing. Each of you can spend US$450 . You have already made a plan but now you want to change it. Agree on the activities you will do together and individually. You have 4 minutes. " -ICQ " Do you already have a plan?" "Do you have to change your plan? " " Are you going to plan a trip on your own?"

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