TRAVELLING TO BRITAIN

Topic of the lesson: Holidaying in Britain

This lesson is adapted from: http://www.thetravelmagazine.net/5-great-british-beaches.html 

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Show ss these photos and ask them the following questions:

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 5′

Feedback Slot: on vocabulary

[This vocabulary will be on the article ss are going to read later].

  • What are the top 5 beguiling places you’ve been to?
  • Have you ever been on a donkey ride?
  • Have you ever seen Punch and Judy shows?
  • Where do you tend to go when you are on Holiday?

Linking the last question to the next step, show ss the following pictures and ask them the following questions:

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 7′

Feedback Slot: on vocabulary/pronunciation

Do you ever go to the beach on Holidays? What type of beach do you prefer?

  • hidden beaches?
  • white-sand beaches?
  • pebble beaches?
  • dark-sand beaches?

For more types of beaches: http://distractify.com/old-school/2014/08/04/sweet-beaches-1197777120 

 Then, ask students if they know the following places in the world:

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 3′

Feedback Slot: on pronunciation.

Ss have 3′ to discuss and try to guess and after you can either show them or tell them: [in order: 1) Barafundle, Wales / 2) Brighton, Sussex / 3) Oxwich Bay, South Wales / 4) South Bay, North Yorkshire, En]

Ask ss next: What do you usually do when you go to the beach (aside from sunbathing)? Do you think Britains would do the same things? What would be different?

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 5′

Feedback Slot: on pronunciation.

Then, tell ss they are going to read an article from: thetravelmagazine.net about 5 beaches to go in Britain and answer the following questions:

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 10’/15′

Feedback Slot: on pronunciation.

holidaying-in-britain  (PDF)

  • What are the beaches known for?
  • Which one would you choose to go to?
  • Compare these beaches to beguiling Brazilian beaches.

 

You noticed that there are bold words in this article. Ss are going to work on sophisticated vocabulary on the next stage of this lesson:

Ask ss to work in pairs and try to come up with the following meanings (I decided to show them the pronunciation for the possible problematic words)

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 20′

Feedback Slot: on pronunciation.

staycation (n)

buzzing (n)

quintessentially (adj)    /ˌkwɪntɪˈsenʃəlli/

retail therapy (n)

reputedly (adj)   /rɪˈpjuːtɪdli/

unspoilt (adj)

secluded (adj)

nibbles (n)  /ˈnɪblz/

promenade (n)

arcade (n)   /ɑːˈkeɪd/

bathers (n) /ˈbeɪðəz/

For a weaker group, you may provide your students with the meanings for them to match.

You can use: https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ or  http://www.urbandictionary.com/

To wrap-up, ask students the following questions using the new sophisticated vocabulary:

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 10’/15′

Feedback Slot: on pronunciation.

  • Do you ever do retail therapy?
  • How else do you cheer yourself up? 
  • If you had to describe our country, what would be most quintessentially Brazilian?
  • What are the most common places in Brazil to have a staycation
  • Have you ever been to secluded, unspoilt beaches? 
  • What do you prefer: buzzing restaurants or more quiet ones where you can fall into a reverie (good or daydreamy thoughts)?

 

Topic of the lesson: Holidaying in Britain

This lesson is adapted from: http://www.thetravelmagazine.net/5-great-british-beaches.html 

 

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