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Speaking about air travel

LESSON OVERVIEW

This worksheet focuses on speaking about air travel. Students answer different questions, watch and discuss a video. They also read and discuss short stories and create their own. 

B1 / Intermediate
B2 / Upper Intermediate
45 min
60 min
Speaking ClassUnlimited Plan

This is a Speaking Class worksheet. It includes a variety of tasks that let your students practise their speaking skills. This lesson format does not focus on grammar or vocabulary. Learn more about it here.

WARM-UP

The worksheet starts with a warm-up. Students look at different types of trips and share what mode of transport they would use in each case. Then, they move on to speaking about air travel. They talk about travelling by plane in their country, about its advantages and disadvantages. They also discuss whether travelling by plane is dangerous and come up with reasons why some people avoid flying. 

VIDEO & DISCUSSION

In this part of the lesson students work with the video. At first they read a message in which a friend asks for advice regarding a long-haul flight. Students brainstorm as many tips as they can to share with their friend. After that, students watch the video giving tips on what to do on a long flight and compare them to their ideas. Students answer more questions about the tips and share their own experiences and preferences when it comes to long flights. 

READING & MORE SPEAKING ABOUT AIR TRAVEL

Students read three short stories about different situations related to travelling by plane. They discuss how people in each situation might have felt and what they might have done. Students also share if anything similar happened to them and what they did or what they would have done. In the final part of the lesson, students tell an anecdote about one of the given topics (e.g. an incident at the airport, a security issue, a lost document, etc.). The rest of the group tries to guess whether the story is true or not. If students have a lot of experience with air travel, they can tell two stories – one true and one false. 

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  1. Lignum Nyelviskola

    I am fascinated by the big variety of speaking activities! I would appreciate more similar lessons :-). It was creative, inspiring, and great!

    1. Olia

      Thanks, we’re happy you like it 🙂 And we have a lot more coming so stay tuned!

  2. Lana_light28

    The video alone gives a lot of ideas for discussion and other activities

    1. Olia

      Sure, you can get creative and do more with the video than a worksheet offers. You can even share your ideas here if you’d like. I’m sure our users will appreciate it 🙂

  3. David Sloan

    The material is fine, though the level of the video would be problematic for B1level students.
    I would label this B2/C1- and even with B2 there would be quite a lot of vocabulary prep (such as Circadian rhythms, jetlag, nauseous etc.)

    Other than that, I have subscribed to this site and I have been able to adapt and amend some of the material
    for my students in Slovakia. It has entailed a lot of work this year, but in my second year, preparation will be reduced by 70%+.

    Also, the templates and slide transitions have proven a useful template and spur to learning to using LibreOffice’s Impress (their Powerpoint equivalent) and has enabled me to engage with Impress for other kinds of lessons.

    1. David Sloan

      P.S. A very good stimulating video, either for the classroom or homework, is Air New Zealand’s inflight video based on Lord of the Rings. Very useful for true/false questions.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOw44VFNk8Y

      1. Olia

        Hi David! Thanks for your feedback! Since the lesson is a Speaking class, it aims to make students participate in discussion and share their experiences rather than work on video comprehension. That’s why we thought it would be fair to give some of our strong B1 students a chance to talk about air travel.

        And thanks for sharing additional resources, we always appreciate it 🙂

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