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Holiday activities
Elementary level


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Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of some holiday lexis in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel


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

1. Put some pictures of different places on the board. 2. Ask them where they prefer to go on holidays and why.

Test #1 (7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1. Ask them to stand around a desk and find different holiday activities from among a group of pictures and put them on the board. 2. Then, give them the words and phrases on slips of paper to match with the pictures on the board. 3. Concept check the students to make sure they know the exact meaning of those words and phrases.

Teach (10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. Clarify the meaning of holiday words and phrases that students could not learn during the pre-task activity through miming. 2. Drill the difficult words and check the students' pronunciation. 3. Write the phonetic transcription of the words which may be hard to pronounce on the board and drill again.

Test #2 (8 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

1. Give them a text to read and underline the holiday activities. 2. Ask them to write 5 sentences with the new words about their last holiday. 3. Ask them to share their sentences with the class.

Free practice (15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1. Show the students a model video of talking about holidays. 2. Ask them to write questions about their partner's last holiday. Where did you go? What did you do? How was it? Why? 3. Ask them to answer each other's questions.

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