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Holiday Activities
Elementary level


In this lesson students will learn vocabulary through the context of holiday activities. The students will be drilled vocabulary and practise the new vocabulary through listening and speaking.


Abc Listening activity
Abc Short video
Abc Listening Activity Handout

Main Aims

  • For the students to use new vocabulary through speaking for both fluency and accuracy

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise listening for specific information


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

* Tell the Ss that I went to Mexico on a holiday a few years back. Keep this short and simple. * Show them the dolphin swimming video. * Divide the class into 2 groups and ask them to come up with a list of activities they can do when on holiday. * Write the ideas given on the board.

Vocabulary (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening text and free practice stage

* Give Ss the pictures and words, get them to match them. * Check answers *Write new vocabulary on the board. Highlight stress points. Drill the vocabulary using full sentences. * Write some full sentences on the board to show the form.

While Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with practice to listen for gist and specific information

* Tell the Ss that they will listen to a recording based on holiday information. (James and Rachel are talking about holiday places) * Play recording for gist. (Which city are they talking about?) * Play recording again and ask Ss to do exercise. *Let Ss check their answers with their peers. Then as a class.

Free Practice (7-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to use the vocabulary through free speaking

* Give students 3 groups of people. * Tell the Ss that they will need to design a holiday package for these people in places in Turkey. (GW-FB)

Extra Practice (7-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to use the vocabulary through productive skills

* Get Ss to create 3-5 questions for their peers asking for specific information on their last holiday. * Then get the Ss to walk around the class and interview as many Ss as possible to find out answers. * Feedback to class.

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