Upper Intermediate level
To provide the process of writing a review in the context of travel and more especifically staying at a hotel in order to recommend it.
To provide fluency speaking practice through comparing views and opinions. Additionally, students will learn to give each other input by assessing each other's writing.
Procedure (24-38 minutes)
T asks these sets of questions with their corresponding slides to engage as well as predict additional vocabulary. T elicits further answers and asks them to write down their choices for each set of questions (it can be more than one). Where did you go on your last holiday? Choice of mountain, city, country side & and beach. How did you get there? Choice of bike, plane, train, bus and car. Where did you stay? Choice of B&B, tent, hotel/hostel. What places did you do there? Choice of sightseeing, visit a museum, swimming & walking. Do you make usually make the reservation (to check if they’re familiar with the process) or their parents make it.
Ask students to carefully read slide no. 7, which is a hotel rating (explain further if not understood) and review with them if they are familiar with these preferences/vocabulary and if they would add any other category not included to make note of it.
Review with them inner harbor, vacancies, amenities, accommodation, features. See if they can locate some of these words on the hotel rating.
inner harbor interior or internal part of a body of water with port facilities \ ‘i-nər \ \ ‘här-bər \ ammenities something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment \ ə-’me-nə-tē \ accommodation something supplied for convenience or to satisfy a need: such as a hotel, food, and services or traveling space and related services. \ ə-’kä-mə-’dā-shən \ vacancy : an unoccupied (available) piece of property such as a hotel room. \ ‘vā-kən(t)-sē \ feature = a characteristic or very prominent part \ ‘fē-chər \
Afterwards, assign them their own slide and write their name on it, follow instructions and write down 3 of the most important things they look for in a hotel based on the rating slide or other features. When finished, (write done in the chat), assign them to breakout rooms, and have them exchange slides so that they can check on each other’s preferences, exchange opinions and offer input on grammar or spelling. You can monitor and clear up any additional options not included or any doubts they might have in general by sending private messages to students. Link to format for 3 things: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1K3tcCYuKtz-rbgdW32vPbuIGSZqYZWngkY0eANYowEY/edit?usp=sharing
Assign them a slide again, ask them to write a similar review but using their recent experience from a stay in a hotel. They can follow the instructions on the slide Checklist: Describe the service you experienced Tell how you liked the room Talk about the location & amenities Say what you liked best & least. Hotel Review Writing Form link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EbYEqTsbXqXGmSZzLVrbXscgfyYJdr4nwcgEf7dOuHI/edit?usp=sharing Give them 15 mins When finished, ask them to swap reviews with a classmate to check if it includes all the points required, and to offer input on say grammar, and spelling. T monitors to check for common mistakes, and offer help with structure or feedback by sending private messages to each student.