Nikita Nikita

B1 level


In this lesson students will learn how to ask for travel information and check their understanding though guided discovery based on the watching of a thematic video. The lesson starts with a lead-in, where students will try to come up with the theme of the lesson. This is followed by the activities that will help students to learn and revise functional language and useful phrases. Finally, there is some free practise via acting out their own conversations.


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Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for asking for information and check understanding in the context of travel


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students will tell about their news. Then, they will look at the pictures to understand why I was late for the lesson. Finally, they will come up with the theme of our lesson.

Exposure (15-20 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through watching a video

Students work in pairs. They speak about their experience of being late for things. Then, they number the pictures in order to describe a morning when Gaby overslept her trip by train. Later on, they watch the video, compare their ideas and answer questions.

Useful Language (15-20 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students will work with functional language. They will look at the conversation and try to find differences between text responses and ones in the video. They will watch the video again and try to correct false information. After that, we will drill new phrases and students will put them down into their copybooks. Later on, students will watch the video without sound. They will try to understand when characters use useful phrases in their speech. We will translate new vocabulary and drill it together.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students will work in pairs. One of them will be the customer. The other one will be the ticket officer. They will provide their own conversation based on the functional language, useful phrases and visual supporting materials. After that, they will change their roles. Finally, we will have a debriefing.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

We will revise all new vocabulary and discuss the results of our lesson.

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