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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I love holidays. They are the best thing in the world. The only problem is they are always too short. Even summer holidays at school aren’t long enough. I recently had an eight-week holiday and it flew by. It seems as though time goes quickly when we are on holiday, and slowly when we are at school or work. I always really look forward to holidays – even one-day holidays are great. I live in a country that has many national holidays, so there’s always a break around the corner. I feel sorry for some workers who only get two or three weeks holiday a year. They can’t do anything or go anywhere. I love holidays even if I don’t go away. Staying at home is just as good as going on holiday somewhere. Sometimes going on holiday is stressful.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I love holidays. They _______________________ thing in the world. The only problem is they are always too short. Even summer holidays at school aren’t _______________________. I recently had an eight-week holiday and _______________________. It seems as though time goes quickly when we are on holiday, and slowly _______________________ at school or work. I always really look forward to holidays – _______________________ holidays are great. I live in a country that has many national holidays, so there’s _______________________ around the corner. I feel sorry for some workers who _______________________ or three weeks holiday a year. They can’t do anything or go anywhere. I love holidays _______________________ don’t go away. Staying at home is just _______________________ going on holiday somewhere. Sometimes going on holiday _______________________.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT HOLIDAYS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about holidays in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  WRITING

Write about holidays for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about holidays. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about holidays. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. HOLIDAYS POSTER Make a poster about holidays. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY HOLIDAYS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on holidays. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on holidays. Share your findings with the class.

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