TP 7 - Travel Essentials
A1/2 (Elementary) level
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of deciding what to take on holiday
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Travel Essentials in the context of deciding what to take on holiday
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Travel Essentials in the context of deciding what to take on holiday
Procedure (34-48 minutes)
Draw a large suitcase on the board and say or use the template from PPT: I'm going on holiday and this is my suitcase. Draw objects in it, eg. a t'shirt, a camera, a book, sunglasses, a hat, some sunscreen. As you draw, elicit the names of the things from the students. Tell students to draw their own rectangle on their paper and tell them to draw what they usually take on their holiday. Give Ss 4-5 minutes to draw. When they finish collect all the suitcases Divide Ss into groups of four and give each group four random 'suitcases' Ss talk together, say what is in each suitcase and guess whose suitcase it is.
Post an A3 size picture on the board or use the picture from PPT Tell Ss to look at the picture of the bag. what can you see? How many things can you say in English? Elicit, model and ask as many words as you can. Hand out the flashcards with the names of the items in the bag. Ss take turns and say the name of the item then stick it on the bag until everyone's had a turn. Monitor as student say the words and correct any incorrect pronunciation. Ss complete the related handout. Write these on the board: I think the _________ is a good idea. I agree. We can take the ______________ and the ________. I don't agree. I think the ___________is more important. Model the language briefly by pretending to pack your bag. Say: I think the camera is a good idea. Mmm, I agree... the camera is a good idea. I don't think the torch is a good idea? CCQs - Do I want to take the camera? yes Do I want to take the torch? no
Tell students to look at the picture of Thelma and Walter. Ask: Where are they going? What can you see in the picture? What do you do before you go on holiday? elicit - pack a bag, turn off the lights/electricity/computer, close the doors/Windows Students read and listen to the conversation to find out who packed the bags. Walter or Thelma. Ss listen to track 78 Ask: So who packed the bags? Tell the person next to you. Work in pairs - Read the dialogue again. Elicit the answer. Listen to Thelma and Walter at the airport. Ask: What is the problem?
Instruction - Imagine you are going on a Holiday to Washington and it's time to pack your bag. You can only take five things. With your partner make a list of five things you want to take on holiday. Put students into pairs to make a list of five things. ICQ -How many things can you take altogether? five Monitor for delayed error correction. Then put pairs into groups of four - Instruction - in your group, decide on five things you want to take on holiday. ICQ - How many things can you take altogether? five Finally, build up a class list of five things on the board.
Focus on any pronunciation and grammatical errors noted during the lesson. Focus on sentence stress and intonation.