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travel vocabulary
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn different vocabulary related to travel and packing. and they would be able to choose necessary items based on the nature of the trip, trough the context of a trip to a deserted island. There are also some controlled and semi-controlled practices for helping the students in acquiring the TL better. Finally, there is a persuasion task in which they have to decide which items are better to keep and which ones are better to be gotten rid of. it is going to be like a competition in which the student whose items are more than others will be the winner.


Abc picture of the travel items
Abc table
Abc starting sentences
Abc lead-in picture

Main Aims

  • To provide the students with the chance to practice and learn new vocabulary relate to travel and packing within the concept of a trip to a deserted island.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a good model for the students to use functional language of giving ideas and advice through the structure of " it's+ adj+to..."


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

The teacher draws the picture of a deserted island on the board with a suitcase and tells the Ss that they are going to stay there alone for 10 days, gives the students 2 minutes to decide what 10 items they take with them. GW a member from each group comes to the board and writes their list on the board.

word practice (4-6 minutes) • to provide a small decision making task and a chance to use the prompts for subsidiary aim

the teacher sticks some pieces of paper on the walls containing the beginning of some sentences with "it's + adj., it's a good idea, you need to," and their negative forms and tells the groups to chose only 10 items from the 20 items on the board. the students are encouraged to use the sentences from the wall.

Teach voc (10-12 minutes) • To present the rest of vocabulary

-The teacher gives the handouts to the students and asks them to look at the items and identify the ones they had mentioned in their lists, and those they hadn't. -Then the teacher plays the audio for the Ss and asks them to repeat. There are some CCQs regarding sing. pl. form and C./UC.... -Next, they have to look at the handout again and write down the name of other items which were not written, it is they followed bt a pair check, and a class check, they come to the board and write the name of other objects. -The teacher will add the phonetic representation and stress of the words and models them for choral and individual repetition.

practice on vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language

_ a table is given to the students and they are asked to write don 3 items for each part of the table. (if we have enough students I will be able to do the task as a GW/PW in which each student does one part and checks with another partner, otherwise, they have to do the task completely and check it together). during checking the students are motivated to produce complete sentences. The teacher will model the first one as an example.

Free practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Referring to the context of a deserted island, the teacher tells them that they are going to the island by ship and the only limitation they have is the weight which should be less than 15 kg for each suitcase, and this time they are traveling together. they have 3 minutes to make a new list of items with a tentative weight, individually. each student is given a special color marker. - The teacher tells them that " there is a problem with the ship on the way to the island, and if they don't get rid of extra items in 5 minutes, they will sink soon and all of them might die". While they have to keep necessary items, it can not be more than 15 kg as a whole. while trying to survive, each person has to insist on keeping more items from her/his list and the one with more remaining possession is the winner. - it is goin to be finished with a delayed FB

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