The main objectives of this lesson are to:
- expand vocabulary related to accommodation;
- discuss the pros and cons of different types of places to stay;
- practise writing skills.
With this lesson, students read different accommodation reviews, learn and practise vocabulary related to hotel reviews, talk about their preferences when choosing a place to stay, watch a video of a hostel review and write their own online review of a place they stayed in.
B1 / Intermediate60 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan
WARM-UP AND VOCABULARY
The lesson starts with a warm-up in which students watch a short ad for a hotel and discuss whether they would stay there. Afterwards, they look at some images and choose one type of accommodation to talk about its pros and cons. Then, students read some reviews and match them to the pictures (a hotel, a hostel, a B&B, and a guesthouse). After that, students use the phrases from the reviews to complete some notes about vocabulary related to accommodation (e.g. types of accommodation, facilities/amenities, etc.). Next, students choose what they find more important among the options in the task (e.g. free Netflix or a balcony, a shared kitchen or parking, etc.).
VIDEO AND DISCUSSION
Before watching the video, students complete the statements about hotel reviews with their ideas. Then, they watch the first part of the video of a hostel review and discuss whether they would like to stay there. Next, they watch the second part of the video and write down three things about the hostel. After that, students discuss questions about the relevance of reviews and share their personal experiences. Next, they complete parts of some reviews using words from the lesson and decide which ones are generally positive and negative. Then, students practise more vocabulary related to accommodation and complete some sentences with their own ideas. Finally, they write a review of the type of accommodation they have stayed in.
This lesson includes an additional task that teachers can use as homework or revision. In the task, students put the words in the correct sentences and choose the pictures that show the accommodation described in the review. You can print it and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.
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