Speaking Cycle 15: A holiday to remember!


  1. Activating
  • How many different kinds of holiday can you think of?
  • For what different reasons do people go on holiday?
  1. Sharing
  • Think about some memorable holidays you have had.
  • Work in groups of three. Tell your group about some of these holidays. As you listen to your partners, decide if you have had similar holidays.
  1. 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 whose experience it was or if they talk about an 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 holiday, and who were they with; where did they go, and how long did they go for; how did they travel, and what was the reason for the holiday; what made the holiday memorable; and b) the organisation and structure of what the speaker will say.
  1. 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 holidaymaker?

b) Where did they go?

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

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

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

         5. Reporting

  • When you have heard the speaker from each group, check 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 holiday.

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