Vacation: a Great Way to Care and Handouts Online

Topics: A Great Way to Care, Conversation, Question Pages: 13 (1119 words) Published: January 25, 2014
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Work with a partner.

Tell your partner three things about your last vacation.

Vocabulary

TRY

VISIT

Match the verb to the activity.

GO

STAY

________ photographs
________ economy class
________ the local food

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Language Work #1

TAKE

WRITE

FLY

________ sightseeing
________ at a hotel
________ an art gallery

GO

BUY

________ souvenirs
________ shopping
________ postcards

Read the conversation and fill in the missing words.
Scene: Tom and Julie are talking about vacations.
Tom
Julie

Wonderful! The beaches were ……..….. , and the weather
was great!

Tom

How ……..….. did you stay?

Julie

I stayed for about ten days.

Tom

What did you do there?

Julie

Language Work #2

Really? How was it?

Julie



I went to Bali.

Tom

Missing Words:

So, Julie, where did you go for your last vacation?

Well, I went ……….….., and tried lots of local ………….…...

1

2

3

long

food

4

beautiful

sunbathing

Write answers to these questions.

1)

Where did Julie go for her last vacation?

2)

How were the beaches?

3)

How long did she stay?

4)

What did she do there?

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Question Practice

How well do you remember? Write the questions in the blanks.

Tom
Julie

I went to Bali.

Tom

Really? ……………..…………?

Julie

Wonderful! The beaches were beautiful, and the weather was great!

Tom

……………..…………………….……?

Julie

I stayed for about ten days.

Tom

…………………..…………………….?

Julie



So, Julie, …………………..…..….. for your last vacation?

Well, I went sunbathing, and tried lots of local food.

Quiz Time

Look at the pictures below. Which countries do they show?

1) _________________________

2) _________________________

4) _________________________

3) _________________________

WHO

Imagine you went to these countries on vacation. Have
conversations with a partner.
• Use your imagination, or vocabulary from exercise two.
• Use ideas words from the box to help you.
• Try to ask follow-up questions.



Discussion

HOW
WHY

WHEN
WHERE

WHAT

Work with a partner, or in small groups. Ask follow-up questions.

• Where did you go on your last vacation?
• What was your best vacation? Why did you like it?
• Which do you like more: foreign or domestic vacations?
• Do you take photographs or make home videos when on vacation? • Which places are popular in your country with foreign tourists? From www.handoutsonline.com

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Target Structure:

Past Simple for finished events

Vocabulary:

Vacation Collocations (American English)

Level:

Elementary

Time:

45 minutes

Preparation:

None

Suggested Teaching Method
This worksheet is aimed at very low-level students who need fluency practice. It’s a great way to get students speaking, and has the additional bonus of being a useful review of the Past Simple, and irregular verbs. A British English version of this worksheet is also available.


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Give one worksheet to each student. Students should ask the lead-in with a partner. Elicit a couple of answers from the group. This should be brief: the main discussion questions are at the end.

This collocation / vocabulary exercise should be completed alone, and then checked in pairs. You can conduct additional oral practice of the Past Simple, if necessary. Drills work well: say a sentence in the present, and ask a student to repeat it, using the Past Simple. (e.g. ‘I fly economy class.’ ð ‘I flew economy class.’ etc.)

Follow the instructions. Students should first read the conversation, and fill in the blanks with a word from the box. Students can check their...
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