By the end of this lesson, students will have practised writing in the context of "Holidays".
By the end of this lesson, students will have practised reading for gist in the context of "Holiday".
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
Ask students about the things they do on holidays. Tell students to look at the pictures of some holiday activities and tell if they find them exciting or not. Tell students in pairs to check their answers. Ask students in pairs to talk about their favourite activities during holidays. Get feedback.
Tell students that they are going to solve a word-search puzzle. Give students handout (1). Tell students to find the words that describe the pictures. Demonstrate the first one. Ask students to work individually to find the words that describe the pictures. Allow enough time. Ask students to check answers in pairs. Provide feedback Give students handout of a post on Facebook page. Ask students to read the post and fill in the gaps with words they found in the search word puzzle. Demonstrate the first one. Allow enough time. Ask students check their answers in pairs. Provide feedback.
Clarify the usage and the form of the present continuous. Ask CCQs: Is this happening now? Yes Give students a handout of a table. Ask students to read the post again and answer the questions. Allow enough time. Ask students to check answers in pairs. Provide feedback.
Ask students about the places they can visit in Egypt. Elicit their answers on the board. Give students a handout of a template of a facebook page. Tell students to imagine that they are on a holiday. Tell them to describe their holiday to their friends on facebook. Demonstrate before they start writing. Ask them to write a description of their holiday. Allow enough time. Monitor, collect errors and offer help where needed. Ask students to put their posts on the board. Ask them to have a look over each post and tell which one they found the most exciting holiday.
Praise students for the good use of the language. Write some language error on the board. Invite students to correct these errors. Elicit their answers.