To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about vacation posts
Introduce the students to new vocabulary items related to vacations
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
- Open the class by asking the students about their last vacation and whether they enjoyed it or not. Gather some answers. - Ask the students to discuss in pairs the following question: If you can go to a different country for a vacation, where would you go, and why?. Give them 2 min and then ask one of the students to report back about their partner.
- Chest the handout#2 and ask the students to work in pairs to match the words to their definitions. Give them 3 min to work and then ask them to compare their answers with the group before conducting a FB. ICQs: Are you going to work alone? No Do you have 5 min to work? No, 3min. -Chest the handout#1 and draw the ss to the picture and ask them where do they think these places are located.
- Chest the handout#1 and ask the ss to read the text and work on exercise A individually. Give them 5 min before asking for a FB. Play a background music to indicate the time and tell them that they should stop working when the music stops. ICQs: Are you going to work in pairs? No. Will you continue working after the music stops? No. - Ask them to compare their answers before asking for FB.
-Chest the handout#1 and draw the ss attention to exercise B, then ask them to work in pairs to answer the questions. Give them 4 min to work on the exercise. Indicate time by picking a song from the internet as a background timer. ICQs: Are you going to work alone? No. Are you going to continue working after the music? No. -Conduct FB. -Handout the extra exercise on Handout#3 and ask the ss to change their positions so they can have a different partner. Give them 4 min before gathering answers.
-Ask the ss to stand up and mingle around the class and ask each other this question: Where do you want to go in your next vacation?. - Wrap up the class with some delayed error correction if necessary.