Elementary, A2 level
To provide product writing practice of an article in the context of travel.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of travel.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
T starts the lesson by asking students if like travelling or not. T talks about the country she wants to visit with some slides. T elicits some parts of the slide such as 'general information, important places' etc.
T asks Ss to make a list about the place they want to travel with their partners. T reminds them the categories they are going to think about. T monitors and helps if necessary. After doing the list, T gives them key phrases and tells them to use these phrases to tell about one of the places to tell other groups. O/C F/B
T gives the handouts about Rimini to the class. First, T wants them to study alone to read the text and divide it into four paragraphs as 'description of the place, a famous person, a typical food and your opinion'. Then they check their answers in groups of two or three. T projects the answers on the board. In feedback, T asks Ss 'Why are the paragraphs important?' - Because they make the text easier to organise and write; and they help the reader to understand more easily.
T divides students into group of two or three. T gives Ss some paper and tells them they are going to write about one of their favourite places without mentioning the name of the place for a travel website. T reminds them the model and asks them to write their paragraphs by using the ideas in the model. T monitors and supports Ss when they are producing their script. When they finish, students try to guess the places that other groups have written about by asking some questions.
T swaps Ss paper. The other group try to correct the sentences and write comments. T monitors and take notes. When they are done, T writes some good and bad examples on the board and elicits the correct answers from the students.