Leila Leila

Intermediate level


This is a speaking lesson with the context of holiday experiences. Travellers' Tales Tv programme is used to create the context and Ss will go round the class and do a survey.


Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about travellers' tales in the context of holiday experiences


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

Write on the board these three questions. 1. What kind of places do you like to go on holidays? 2. What do you like to do? 3. What do they think most people like to do on holiday? Ask Ss to work in pairs and ask and answer these questions.When you make sure they have an idea about their partners holiday. Ask them to stop and get some feedback. Is there anyone who has ever been to any interesting place? when and where? Anyone who has been abroad for a summer holiday? What do people usually like to do on holidays?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of speaking about survey questions expected in coming tasks through listening.

Show Ss the picture of Martha Jones. Ask Ss if they know her. Martha Jones is a fictional character played by Freema Agyeman in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.Tell them she is doing a survey with some people about their holidays and they are going to listen to the survey and answer the questions.But before this I will tell them the meaning of survey if they don't know that. -Show them the questions on the board starting with "who is the interviewer?". - First ask them to work on questions in pairs and decide if there are any questions they don't understand. Help Ss if there is any need. -Ask Ss to listen to the audio and answer the questions. -. Ask them to peer check after the first listening. If there is any problem in peer checking, play the CD and stop where they need help. Ask them to peer check their answers. Stick the answer key on the board and ask Ss to go and check it.

Useful Language (7-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Put them in pairs and give out the different coloured photocopied sections. Ask Ss to read through their section, help with anything they don't understand and give Ss time to think about their answers. They can make some notes. There is a difference between "wh" questions- these are the questions starting with why-when-what-where-how- etc.. also known as info questions" and yes-no questions, answer of which is usually yes or no. Show the intonation difference on the board. There is a falling intonation in "wh" questions and there is a rising intonation in yes-no questions. Drill the questions whole class.

Productive Task(s) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

-Section A and Section B are printed on different coloured papers, Divide Ss into two groups A and B by calling their paper's colour. Ask them to ask at least 3 different students the questions on their HO. While asking the questions, ask them to use their mobiles to record the interviewees' voice .Apart from that they should write the names and take notes about their answers. Make sure all phones are on to record not to lose time. -Go around the class to help and note interesting answers and check and take notes from the errors and mistakes they may make.

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

Write on the board; Section A: What did most people answer for questions 1-4? What were the most interesting answers for questions 5 and 6? Section B: What did most people answer for question 1? What were the most interesting answers for questions 2-7? - Put them in 2 groups A and B to share their notes and answer the questions together. - Then some of the Ss will change the groups to share the result with another group. - Ask them to choose the "most interesting" information. -If there is any time left, write on the board the errors and you can add some true sentences to create more challenge and ask Ss to decide if the sentences are true or false. Ask them to find the mistakes and correct them. - If you don't have enough time to check the recordings in the class, ask Ss to keep the recordings they made during their interviews and check them for mistakes at home and if they want, they can share their findings with their partners.

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