Making winter special

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winter activities worksheet

LESSON OVERVIEW

The main objectives of this winter activities worksheet are to:

  • discuss preferences for winter activities;
  • elaborate on different types of winter experiences.

In this lesson, students improve their winter-related vocabulary through convincing and encouraging conversations. Students develop their critical thinking by analyzing a video on Lapland. They also talk about about preferred winter holidays, respond to common complaints, and reflect on personal winter experiences and ideal conditions.

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate45 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 & DISCUSSION ABOUT WINTER ACTIVITIES

As a warm-up for this winter activities worksheet, students find words in a word puzzle. The words are related to winter activities. Students need to explain how the words are connected to winter. In this first part, teachers can also do a quick vocabulary activity. In it, students review the use of ‘make,’ ‘do,’ ‘play,’ and ‘go’ (e.g., make a snowman, do winter photography, play ice hockey, go skiing, etc.). Students also practise vocabulary related to winter activities through a role-play. They also make suggestions and give reasons why they can’t do something. This allows them to develop a conversation in which one speaker tries to convince the other. Afterwards, students discuss their winter-related experiences. They also share where they would go if they could choose any place to spend one month in winter.

VIDEO AND MORE DISCUSSION

In this winter activities worksheet, students also watch a promotional video showcasing winter activities in Lapland, Finland. First, they predict activities people do in that place. Then, they watch the video and add more activities to the list. The teacher can also engage students in a conversation about which activities they would or wouldn’t like to do, considering social and cultural aspects (e.g. dog and reindeer sledding are sometimes considered unethical and cruel). After that, students read about three different holiday options (a week at a ski resort in Argentina, five days in Lapland, and a weekend in NYC), choose one and explain why they would like to take it in winter. Then, they reflect upon people’s common complaints about winter and choose three to give a cheerful response. Afterwards, the lesson concludes with a discussion in which students reflect on how people usually feel about the weather they experience in winter, talk about how different their winters are from the past, and elaborate on their perfect winter.

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  1. Agata Jurkowska

    IMO it is not A2 level. It is much higher. There is a sentence with I WISH structure 🙂 C’mon

    1. Olia

      Hi! I understand your concern, but since they don’t have to produce the structure and only react to it, we feel it’s OK to expose A2 students to something like that 🙂 Especially, since it is commonly used in real life.

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