If you're interested in art...
Pre- intermediate level
Students notice and practice the real conditionals through making recommendations.
Students are going to read for gist and details to extract some language forms.
Procedure (34-44 minutes)
I will show sts a travel guide for Istanbul so they can understand the meaning of a travel guide. I write down the following on the board: sightseeing, shopping, food, countryside, sports, and art. I tell them they have to write three places to go for every one. They start from the first one, one student writes three places, when he/she finishes, he/she gives it to their partner. the other student writes examples for the second one and so on. they have a time limit of only 1 minute for this activity. Then general feedback is provided.
I relate the former warmer to a new place instead of Istanbul which is Amsterdam. I ask them what information and places to go there. Then i give them pictures related to the text with some information regarding each photo. the have to match the photo with the information related. They do this either in pairs or in groups of three. It depends on how many students show up!!
Students are given the textbook handout to check their answers. At this stage some words might be new, so to make sure they know them i ask them questions about them and show pictures if possible. Those words might be: queue, paintings, or Nazi.
For this stage, I divide the the class into three groups (or three pairs) and assign each one of them a place to tell the class about... However, this stage is not definite.. I may replace it by a whole class feedback if they take a lot of time in finishing the prior tasks.
I present a dialogue between a travel agent and a tourist who wants to go to Amsterdam. I show them the following lines which are said by the travel agent and ask them to complete them: If you're interested in art, you should go to... If you love gardens, you'll love to go to... If you like history, you might like to visit... They have to provide the place only. Then I elicit the meaning of them. CCQs: Does he have to go there? (No) Does he have options? or are there other places to visit? (Yes) Then, I elicit the form and write it down on the board and tell them that those are recommendations.
Students do exercise number 3, on their textbook handout. They do this one in groups of three (or in pairs). whole class feedback is provided later on.
For this stage, students complete ex. 4 on their handout. They finish this in pairs. Then I give them the "agree, don't agree" flags and I tell them they have to hold the flags to say their opinion regarding the answers.
i show them a demo for the role play which is going to take place in a travel agency. One student is a travel agent and the other one is a tourist who wants to visit Istanbul.