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Tourism and Travel, Reading
Pre-Intermediate, A2 level


In this lesson, students practice reading for gist through a reading text about tourism and travel and it is followed by post reading activities to extend thier reading skills.


Abc Exercise 1
Abc Exercise 3
Abc Exercise 2

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about the effects of tourism.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate about the effects of tourism on Turkey.


Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To warm-up students by arousing interest about the topic to link to the text easily.

I will tell students that I am from Aydın and tell a tourist sight in my hometown. I will ask a few students where they are from and ask them to tell a tourist sight in their hometown. After that, I will get them write three places they would like to visit. When they finish they will mingle and tell why they want to go there. Then they will discuss the questions on the Exercise 1.

Pre-Teaching of Vocablary (6-8 minutes) • To check the understanding of some words before doing the next activity.

I will check the understanding of some words e.g. ruins, valley, city, cable car etc.. I will show pictures and elicit new vocabulary.

Pre-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To make the students familiar with the vocabulary in the text.

I will give/show a list of words and ask them guess which of these words they will read in the text. We will do Exercise 2.

True/False Activity (12-14 minutes) • To check the understanding of a text.

The students will read the given text individually. After that they will read the statements on Exercise 3 and decide if the statements are true or false. Then they check their answers in pair. Finally I will get WC FB.

Post-Reading Activity (6-8 minutes) • To review the text and improve their comprehension about the topic and the text.

I will ask students to underline the arguments for or against the cable car. Then they will discuss which idea they support.

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