Holidays lesson TP7a (Marieke Steuben)
To give students practice listening for gist and for specific information in the context of a holiday in New York City.
To practice using vocabulary relating to holidays, places and actions
Procedure (40-52 minutes)
1. Show postcards. Elicit as much as possible. You can go walking in the mountains. By the sea you can go swimming, fishing or sailing. In town, you can go shopping, go to a restaurant, or go to a concert. 2. Show pictures. Elicit: by the sea, in the mountains, a big city, in the country. Which is the best place to go on holiday?
1. What can you do there? Using "You can" and pictures on WB, elicit: (by the sea) go to the beach go swimming go fishing (in a city) go shopping go to restaurants go to museums stay in a hotel (in the country) go for a walk go camping stay in a tent (in the mountains) go climbing go skiing go for a walk 2. Drill and practice: What can you do by the sea? What can you do in the mountains? What can you do in a big city? What can you do in the country?
1. Give out slips with vocabulary. On WB make 4 columns for go / go to / go for / stay. Ask sts to place slips on board in the right column. 2. Show HO. Ask sts to list places they like to go on holiday. List 3 places. What can you do there? For example, "In Istanbul, you can... go to museums." 3. Speak in pairs. Tell your partner what you can do on holiday there. 4. Nominate and ask them what their partner did. Correct errors.
1. Show pictures of NY. Where is this? What can you do there? 2. Work in pairs. Make a list. 3 things you can do in New York. 3. Compare with another group. 4. WC - What can you do in New York? (nominate)
1. Matt and Claire went to New York. Listen to Matt talking about their holiday. One question - did he enjoy the holiday? Did he like it? Play recording 11.1 2. FB - yes or no?
1. Show HO. Listen again. Make a tick if Matt and Claire did do this. Make a cross if they DIDN'T. Do an example and show on WB. Did they go for a walk in Manhattan? (yes they did - put a tick) 2. Play recording again. 3. Ask if they need it a third time. 4. Check answers by drilling. "Did they go for a walk in Manhattan?" "Yes they did." or "No they didn't." Split class in half and ask one half to ask the question and the other half to answer. Do them out of order to mix things up.
1. Show HO and show examples on top. Go through these together. 2. Give HO and ask them to work in pairs. 3. Put wrong answers on WB and ask them to correct them.