travel / holidays
Travel / holidays
The following ESL resources are available for Travel / holidays:
gapped lists and matching
Ss pick topic to talk about.
Ss mime where they went, what they did from prompts
Split dialogue discussing a trip to Egypt
Travel anecdote (staying in a hotel with bed bugs) that can be cut into strips - 15 - 30 students
(407)Two Canadians talk about backpackers and compare them to tourists and other travellers
(408)American speaker interviews British speakers about her travel preferences
Speakout Advanced Podcast Unit 3 Places
(662)People in the street answer three questions about travel.
Tell us about travelling and your favourite places.
Do you have any holidays or trips planned?
Do you have a regular haunt that you like to visit?
General English course books (adults)
Mark Hancock Annie McDonald
Unit 2 Taste Page 17 A taste for travel Four speakers talk about food in countries they have visited.
Language for expressing enthusiasm and reservations
Unit 2 Taste Pages 18 - 19 Restaurant review Reading in two parts about a nice family-run restaurant that is bought by an entrepeneur and spoiled.
Unit 3 City Page 24 cities quiz Six-question cities quiz
Unit 3 City Pages 26 - 27 Where in the world Five travel-guide extracts. Read and guess the destination. Follow up vocabular work
Unit 3 City Pages 28 - 29 Negative limiting adverbials Examples and analysis
Write a short description of a town or city
Anecdote about visiting a city
Unit 3 City Page 30 One big party Guidebook-style piece on Leicester Square, London.
Unit 8 Escape Pages 68 - 77(1) Reading textA day at the seaside
Adapted from Notes from a big country
(humorous) by Bill Bryson
(2)Listening : I'll never forget you. Woman talks about a holiday romance.
(3) Follow up work on discourse markers
(Let's get back to the subject ; to put it simply etc.)
Includes a gapped text and another listening on the same topic to check the answers.
(4) Reading: Every postcard tells a story - analysis of types of postcard.
(5) Reading and speaking: Insider's guide. Ss read guide book extracts and guess cities. Then discuss their favourite citie.
(6) Speaking : the travel talk game.
Board game needing dice and counters. Each square has a travel-related speaking topic, e.g. 'the qualities of an ideal travelling companion'.
Sarah Cunningham Peter Moore
Module 6 Time off Page 55 Listening: The holiday from hell - couple talk about a bad holiday. Ccomprehension questions + gap fill summary
Module 6 Time off Pages 58 - 59Listening: making enquiries at a travel agent
Speaking: travel agent role play. Travel agents have details of 8 holidays.
Peter Moore Sarah Cunningham
Module 3 Adventures and mishap Page 36 Writing a narrative Analysis of the structure a short narrative about a trip to the Grand Canyon.
Students write story about a frighening expreience.
1A A fresh start Pages 6 - 7 Reading: change Four short texts dealing with different kinds of change.
Photocopiable resource books
Speaking / listening skills books
Jeremy Harmer Carol Lethaby
Unit 7 I could do with a break Pages 34 - 36Listening: six speakers talk about their preferred types of holiday
Listening: Booking a holiday. Spot the errors on booking form
Speaking: travel recommendations
Speaking: asking for detailed information
Answering tourists questions in your home town
Asking a tour guide questions
Unit 8 It's an amazing place Pages 38 - 41Listening: asking a friend for advice about a holiday destination
Speaking: asksing for information about holiday destinations
Listening: an informal talk about Peru
General English adult course resource packs
27 Holiday crossword Page 27 Ss write crossword clues using defining relative clauses. Subject : holidays and travel.
34 If you come here Page 34 Ss decide on a holiday destination from four options that are read out by other students in the group.