This lesson works well with a range of levels, from A2- C1. It can be used to practice for the FCE or CAE speaking exam collaborative task section. Everybody loves talking about travelling and holidays.
You will need these pictures:
And this handout:
First put students in groups to discuss the following questions:
When was your last holiday?
Where did you go?
Who did you go with?
How did you get there?
Then brainstorm different types of holidays and different ways to travel on the board.
Project the pictures from the file above and elicit the vocabulary. This can be fun with lower levels, going from backpack to backpacking to backpacker. Hitchhiking – hitchhiker etc.
Once you have pre-taught all the vocabulary put the students in groups to discuss the questions on the handout.
Students report back to the class about other group members responses. A chance to practice reported speech for higher levels.