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Module: Happy Days

Unit: Travel Abroad - Plan a Trip

Level: KS2

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1. Travelling Abroad

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Lesson Plans , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of countries, e.g. Japan, Thailand
    • Food from other countries, e.g. sushi, chicken curry
  • Use the simple present tense to express thoughts and ideas, e.g. I like to go shopping there.

Speaking:

  • Maintain an interaction by asking and responding to others' opinion, e.g. Where do you like to go for a holiday?

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in spoken texts, e.g. I love to eat Peking duck there.
  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience and making use of context and knowledge of the world

Brief Description:
A conversation of a family about where to go for a holiday

User Tips:

  • Teachers can draw students' attention about where to go for a holiday before listening.
  • Teachers can download the worksheets for students to do discussion.
  • For less able students, they should revise the names of countries and names of food before listening.

2. What places are we going to visit?

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Source: www.englishmedialab.com
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Activities, e.g. take pictures, climb the Great Wall, ride the camel
    • Names of places, e.g. Beijing, Egypt, Mexico
  • Use 'be +going to' to describe events that will occur quite soon, e.g. We are going to go to Egypt.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts with the help of cues

http://www.englishmedialab.com/higherlevels/travel%20plans/travel%20plans.html

Brief Description:
A short video about interesting places to go and what to do in the visit

User Tips:

  • Play the video to arouse students' interests and introduce the topic 'Plan a trip to travel abroad'.
  • There are three countries mentioned in the video, Egypt, China and Mexico. When a country is mentioned, teachers can stop the video and ask students what they can see and do in that country.
  • After the first reading, draw students' attention to the language focus when planning the trip.

3. Calling Your Travel Agent

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Source: www.esl-galaxy.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the auxiliary verbs, 'do, will' to seek information, e.g. Do you have any seats?
  • Use formulaic expressions to make and response to suggestions, e.g. Can I help you? Yes.

Speaking:

  • Participate effectively in an oral interaction

http://www.esl-galaxy.com/travel/callingtravelagency.pdf

Brief Description:
A worksheet for students to practice the dialogue when calling the travel agent

User Tips:

  • Students can work in pairs to fill in the blanks and practise the dialogue.
  • For less able students, they can use 'For Teachers' notes to practise the dialogue.
  • For more able students, they can rewrite the dialogue after the speaking task.

4. Study Tour

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Source: C.C.C. Heep Woh Primary School P.M. & ITE, EDB
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, talk about schedules and express thoughts and ideas

Reading:

  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

Writing:

  • Plan and organize information and express own ideas and feelings by identifying purpose and audience for a writing task

Speaking:

  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently
 

Brief Description:
An online project about designing a study tour for a group of primary students

User Tips:

  • Before starting the project, teachers can introduce  what a study tour is.
  • Teachers can show the e-book of study tours to arouse students' interests to the topic.
  • Teachers can download the worksheets and make changes to suit students' needs.
  • Students can follow the steps to complete the whole task.

5. WebQuest - Create a travel brochure

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Source: http://www.beth.k12.pa.us
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of cities, e.g. Amsterdam, Athens
    • Names of events in different cities, e.g. Athens Classic Marathon
  • Use the simple present tense to express thoughts and ideas, e.g. Athens is a famous city.

Reading:

  • Recognize recurrent patterns in language features of a variety of text types, e.g. brochures
  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. brochures

http://www.beth.k12.pa.us/schools/wwwclass/kgrammes/kgwebquest/kgwebquest.htm

Brief Description:
A WebQuest guiding students to develop a travel brochure.

User Tips:

  • Before the task, students can revise the items to be included in a travel brochure using the notes 'Things to Include in a Travel Brochure' under 'Other Resources'.
  • Students can produce the brochure using the tool 'Printing press' under 'Other Resources'.
  • For more able students, teachers can encourage students to plan a special trip which includes some places that are recommended as the places of a life time
    (
    http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime.html).
  • For less able students, teachers can expose them with the information of different places around the world before writing
    (http://www.timeforkids.com/around-the-world).
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