Speaking Cycle 9: Bon voyage!


1. Activating

· 1. Activating

· How many different ways of travelling can you think of?

· For what different reasons do people go on journeys?

2. Sharing

· Think about some memorable journeys you have made.

· Work in groups of three. Tell your group about these experiences. As you listen to your partners, decide if you have had any similar experiences yourself.

3. Preparing

· Choose one experience of one member of your group. One of you is going to tell the rest of the class about this experience (it doesn’t matter if the person who speaks is the person who had the experience or if they talk about the experience of someone else in their group).

· Spend 15 minutes, as a group, preparing what the speaker is going to say. Think about a) information, such as who went on the journey, and who were they with; where did they travel from and to, and how long did the journey take; how did they travel, and what was the reason for the journey; what made the journey memorable; and b) the organisation and structure of what the speaker will say.

4. Performing

· The speaker from each group talks to the rest of the class.

· As you are listening to other speakers, try to answer the following questions:

a) Who was the traveller?

b) Where did they travel from/to?

c) When did the journey take place and who was the person with?

d) What form of transport was used and what was the reason for the

e) Would you like to have a similar journey yourself?

5. Reporting

· When you have heard the speaker from each group, compare your answers to the questions with the other members of your group.

· As a group, decide which of the people you have heard about, in your opinion, had the most memorable travelling experience.


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