Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Holidays - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games

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Holiday Habits

ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

In this enjoyable teaching activity, students conduct a survey about holiday habits to review holiday vocabulary and adverbs of frequency. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by creating questions from statements about holiday habits. All of the statements contain an adverb of frequency. Students then go round the class asking and answering the questions on their worksheet. When someone in the class answers with a matching adverb of frequency (e.g. Yes, always.), the student writes that person's name next to the statement on their worksheet. Students must try to get a different name for each statement.

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The Hotel Information Exchange

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this rewarding information-gap activity, students ask and answer questions about the location of hotel facilities, opening and closing times, and prices. The class is divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Students take it in turns to ask questions to their partner in order to complete missing information about a hotel on their worksheet. The students ask questions about the location of the hotel's facilities, the opening and closing times, and the cost of the various rooms. When they have finished, the students compare the two hotels to decide which they prefer and why.

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Holiday Conversation Questions

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes

This supplementary worksheet helps students to talk about holidays and travel through the use of a list of conversation questions.

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Holiday Postcards

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes

In this creative ESL activity, students describe typical holiday experiences using positive and negative adjectives. Each student is given a worksheet containing two postcards. In the first postcard, students complain about things concerning their holiday. In the second postcard, students describe positive aspects of their holiday. In the activity, students learn how to write about bad holiday experiences using negative adjectives and enjoyable holiday experiences using positive adjectives. Students also learn about common postcard phrases (e.g. I wish you were here.) and how to talk about specific aspects of their holiday.

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Holiday Plans

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

Here is an engaging activity to help students talk about holiday plans. In pairs, students practice asking and answering questions in order to find out missing information about four people's holiday plans. The information includes destination, transportation, length of stay, departure date and planned activities. After the activity has been completed, the students ask and answer questions about their own holiday plans.

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Making and Confirming a Booking

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this beneficial writing activity, students learn how to write an email booking and confirming a hotel room. The class is divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Each student uses a set of phrases from their worksheet to write an email booking a hotel room. The booking includes information about the number of guests, date of arrival and room requirements. When the students have written the email, they give it to their partner who then writes a confirmation email in response to their partners' booking.

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Trip to Thailand

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes

In this compelling role-play activity, students practice a conversation at a travel agency. The class is divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a role card. Each pair of students role-play a conversation in a travel agency about a trip to Thailand. Student A has to book the cheapest holiday possible. Student A also has to get as much information as possible about modes of transport, distances, accommodation, prices and travel times. Student B is the travel agent. He or she has to answer Student A's queries and has to try to sell the most expensive holiday.

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Weekend Tour Competition

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 50 Minutes

In this fun class activity, groups of students compete to provide the best weekend tour of their local city to a group of international tourists. The class is divided into groups. Each group represents a tour company. The tour companies are competing to see who can provide the best weekend tour of their local city to a group of 30 international tourists. The winning company wins a lucrative business contract. Each group must decide on an itinerary that includes all of the details of the tour, such as accommodation, meals, sightseeing, transportation, etc. Each group plans their tour and then presents their itinerary to the class. At the end of each presentation, students point out weaknesses in their competitor's itinerary regarding things like timing, choice of restaurants, attractions, etc. The presenting group must then defend their ideas. When all of the groups have presented, there is a vote to see which tour company wins the contract.

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Holiday Bingo

ESL EFL Listening Activity - Intermediate - 25 Minutes

Here is a fun way to revise holiday and travel vocabulary with pre-intermediate students. Each student is given a bingo card. Each bingo card contains nine words or phrases about holidays and travel. The teacher starts giving definitions for the words and phrases. When a student hears a definition for a word or phrase that's on their card, they cross it out. When a student has crossed out three words in a row, they win the game and shout Bingo!

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Holiday and Travel Conversation Questions

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 25 Minutes

This is a useful worksheet to help students talk about holidays and travel. Students work with a partner. The students use a long list of conversation questions to discuss holidays and their travel experiences at length.

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