Sevda Ozlem Sevda Ozlem

Travel lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson,students will be focusing on their receptive skills. Students will be reading and learning about traveling and the prepositioning in geographical descriptions They will also be working on fluency through speaking practice.


Abc Reading
Abc Discussion
Abc Speaking

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about location, describing places and fixed expressions in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of reading text and geographical prepositioning.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T- will start by asking students -"Did anyone travel anywhere this summer? Why, was it for pleasure for work? Do you like to travel?" FB from students and a whole class discussion.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Chest HO- I want you to take a look at this hand out and there are a few reasons for traveling. Working in pairs, with your partner i want you to discuss if you have travelled for any of these reasons. Take a few minutes to that. FB: WC Now In pairs can you come up with other reasons for traveling. FB: WC

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Chest HO- I want you to skim through this text really quick and find out why did the author go traveling. While the students are reading the T will be writing specific vocabulary on the WB and asking students to come up with the meaning from looking at the text. Split up (verb)- end a relationship/to break-up (ex: I split up with my bf before i came to Turkey) Show up (verb)- informal way of saying arrive ( ex: Im glad everyone showed up to class) Lose your head ( verb) informal/idioms: go mad, go crazy, not able to think clearly. (ex: H.W. is making me lose my head) Emotionally blackmail (noun)- use emotions to persuade someone into doing something by making them guilty ( My ex-boyfriend use to emotionally blackmail me into staying with him) take precedence over- the right to come before someone or something/become more important than ( ex: an ambulance has precedence over cars)

Speaking (10-12 minutes) • To provide students practice of fluency using the context.

Chest HO- By yourself I want you to make a list of different places you've traveled to. T- will give Ss a few mins to come up a list, then in groups at the tables students will discuss where they have traveled. While they are having a discussion in groups, T- will put up a picture of the compass and Turkeys map. And briefly ask if the students can describe certain parts and the locations using geographical prepositioning. We use: to the north the north of..Ex: Antakya is to the south of Malatya We use: on the coast... Ex: Kars is on the coast of Armenia We use in the north of.. (ex: Corum is in the northeast of Ankara.

Post-Reading/Listening (7-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Working in pairs I want you to discuss with your partner where, when and why you travelled to these places in your list. FB: Students will share with the class what their partner had shared with them about where when and why they traveled.

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