In this lesson students learn hiking vocabulary, read some tips, watch a video about hiking and decide what they would and wouldn’t take on a hike.
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WARM-UP & HIKING VOCABULARY
The lesson starts with a short discussion about hiking. Students talk about the difference between walking and hiking, discuss the best places to hike in their country, and say if they enjoy the activity. Then, they read seven sentence beginnings, each of which contains an item which could be useful while hiking (e.g. water, sunglasses, rain jacket). They have to finish the sentences by giving reasons why the things could be useful. After that, they read eight hiking tips and find hiking vocabulary which is shown in pictures (e.g. pen knife, first aid kit, space blanket). The vocabulary is included in the tips which provide context for students to understand what each word is.
VIDEO & DISCUSSION
In this part of the lesson, students watch a video listing what a person should take on a day hike. During the first viewing, students read a list of items mentioned in the video and their task is to put them in the order in which they are mentioned. During the second viewing, students read six sentences and decide if they are true or false. After that, students discuss which of the items mentioned in the lesson they would take on a hike and why. They also discuss which of them would be unnecessary, and what items not mentioned in the lesson might be useful. The last task in the lesson is a ‘pyramid discussion’. Students choose four essential items from the hiking vocabulary studied in the lesson. Then, they work with a partner, compare their lists and together choose four items they both agree are useful. After that, they work in groups of four and together decide on four most essential items. Finally, they compare their lists with other groups to see how similar they are.
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