Objectives: to develop students’ skills and habits of prepared and unprepared speech; to teach students to express their opinion; to develop students’ skills in listening, reading and writing; to enrich students’ vocabulary; to teach the students to understand and respect the traditions and the culture of other countries.
Read and express your opinion. Do you agree with the thoughts of the famous people? Travelling is one way of lengthening life. Benjamin Franklin He that travel far knows much. John Clarke Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke
IF YOU WANT TO GET SOMEWHERE YOU CAN GO THERE BY…
Find the names of means of transport:
While travelling we often go sightseeing. As a rule, tourists visit some of these places: cathedral church theatre palace park monument statue bridge
THINGS THAT TOURISTS OFTEN DO ON HOLIDAYS: look round; take photographs; spend a lot of money; buy souvenirs; do shopping; lose their way; go sightseeing; have a good time.
Act the situation using the following key phrases; What time does this plane get to New York, please? Which platform does the 9 o’clock bus go from, please? Is there a train to Oxford at about 11 o’clock, please? How much does the return/one way ticket to Paris cost, please? When is the next train to London, please?
Have you ever been to these places? Which of them would you like to visit most of all?
It’s interesting to know… In Pakistan you mustn’t wink. It’s offensive. In the Middle East you must never use the left hand for greeting, eating and drinking. In Thailand you shouldn’t pat a child’s head. In Singapore chewing gum is banned. Bowing is the usual way of greeting in China. In Poland you should never take chrysanthemums to a party. They are only given at funerals. If you are invited to a meal in Brazil, you should arrive some time after the stated time.
What does travelling mean to you?
These are the extracts of two letters. Sort them and you will get two stories about ideal and disastrous holidays
WHAT KIND OF HOLIDAY DO YOU PREFER? 1. You are on holidays. Now you can. . . a) go to bed late. b) do what you want. c) visit unknown cities. 2. You are on a desert island. The first thing you do is. . . a) look for food and water. b) look for place to sleep at night. c) explore the island. 3. You are leaving for holidays. Your luggage is. . . a) one suitcase. b) two suitcases. c) one bag. 4. Holidays are the right time to . . . a) relax. b) do shopping. c) go for a walk in the woods.
Speak about your last journey. Write a letter about it to your friend Who/with? When? How/get there? Where? Where/stay? any problems? How long/stay? a good time? Weather /like? What/do in the Place /like? mornings/afternoons/ evenings?
We always can raise our spirits singing a song: THE TRAVEL SONG Monday in Athens. Tuesday in Madrid. Wednesday in Canberra. Thursday in bed! Let’s fly to Kyiv. Then to new York. Let’s go to London and rock, rock, rock! He likes Tokyo. She likes Rome. They like Paris. We all like home.