Lesson Plan Theme: Vacations

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Vacations".


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This Ship Is Huge

Target Language: There is / there are, adjectives.
Description: A warmer about small/large objects before a reading that introduces there is/are and some basic adjectives. The lesson finishes with a fun memory game which gives further practice of there is/are.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G4
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Friendly Staff And Big Beds

Target Language: Hotel reviews, there is/are, adjectives.
Description: Hotel reviews are used to practice there is/there are, with some work also on adjectives to describe good and bad hotels. The rules of adjective use are looked at before a final activity sees students re-order words to make correct sentences.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R4


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On Vacation

Target Language: Recognition and pronunciation of Simple Past; vacations.
Description: A look at the pronunciation of the past simple regular form and some work also on recognising regular and irregular forms. After reading about somebody's vacation, student's talk about their own in a card-based game.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G7
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Black Swan Hotel

Target Language: Imperatives, giving instructions and advice.
Description: The Black Swan Hotel in England has a few problems today. Students have to indentify the imperative verb form being used to give instructions to the hotel handyman. The lesson finished with a game in which the imperative is used to give instructions and advice.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G8
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Leaving On A Jet Plane

Target Language: Air travel, Past Simple.
Description: The listening here is a conversation between two friends on a flight from New York to Los Angeles. After an initial discussion about the merits of air travel, the listening exercises are an event re-ordering and a true/false exercise. Some work on past simple forms to finish with.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L6
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A Caribbean Cruise

Target Language: Vacation vocabulary, Reading.
Description: Students work on different vacation vocabulary such as trekking, cruise, city break, etc. Then they read an ad for a cruise and answer comprehension questions with an optional writing assignment to end.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R1
Tags: Vacations
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The Gold Coast Welcomes You

Target Language: Infinitive of purpose.
Description: A lesson that practices the use of the infinitive to talk about why someone went somewhere (e.g. to see the pyramids, to eat pizza, to visit a friend, etc) The theme of the lesson is tourism and the reason people travel to certain countries, with a particular focus on the Gold Coast in Australia, which forms the basis of the main reading comprehension exercise. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity to practice the infinitive of purpose.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R6
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A Day On The Beach

Target Language: Past simple verbs \ Question forms \ beach and vacation vocabulary.
Description: Some early holiday/vacation vocabulary work is consolidated later in the lesson with a reading and then students are given the chance to use the new language speaking about going to the beach. And, to finish things off, a game!
Duration: approx. 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1T1


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Have You Finished Yet?

Target Language: Present Perfect \ for + since.
Description: Looking at finished and unfinished periods of time. And people's life experiences and how to describe them. This is the third in a series of four lessons on the present perfect.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G4
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Vacation Stress

Target Language: Word stress; tense review.
Description: Leroy is on a European vacation and sends his family a "speaking postcard". Some work on word stress and a review of past simple, present continuous, going to future.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L4
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Checking In

Target Language: Checking into a hotel. Role Play.
Description: Using functional language that your students will often find useful, this lesson looks at the hotel check-in. After the two-part listening comprehension, students will role play a check-in themselves.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L9
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The Mediterranean Mermaid

Target Language: Time markers, there is/there are review.
Description: Following the sometimes painful adventures of two honeymooners and their letters home. Focus on time markers such as then, after, afterwards, before, as soon as, etc.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R2
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Wish You Were Here

Target Language: Vacation types, writing a postcard.
Description: Students learn specialist vacation vocabulary and then answer reading comprehension questions based on postcards, before writing their own.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R6
Tags: Vacations
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The Travel Bug

Target Language: Basic composition, descriptive vocabulary and phrases.
Description: Students read a descriptive description of a vacation trip and then brainstorm other similar vocabulary in preparation for their own short composition.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2W4


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I Just Want To Sunbathe

Target Language: Speaking lesson based on beach/vacation activites.
Description: Students talk about what they like doing while at the beach. A short reading is used as the source for a debate/discussion before a speaking flashcard-based game finishes the lesson.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3S2


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The Observers

Story Involves: Science Fiction, apocalyptic, vacations and tourism.
Plot: Arthur is not used to traveling alone and finds himself on a cruise ship unable to sleep. As he strolls the deck, he comes across a group of people who don't seem to belong. What are they doing on the ship and why are they all peering off into the night towards one point on the horizon?
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R17
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A View Of The Sea!

Target Language: Writing a formal letter/letter of complaint.
Description: Students relive a nightmare vacation at a terrible hotel and then work in pairs to plan the perfect letter of complaint to the offending travel company. Focus on relevancy/tone/style in a formal letter.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4W1


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Vacation Trends

Target Language: Vacation vocabulary and expressions. The language of business meetings. Listening.
Description: The lesson focus is a business meeting at the publishers of vacation guides and the discussion that takes place as they plan their next set of city guides. Students learn not only the language of business strategy meetings, but also look at much of the language around the subject of vacations.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3L2
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