Monday, 21 May 2018

Travel and Transportation - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games

London to Paris

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 minutes

In this rewarding teaching activity, students role-play conversations between a ticket agent and customer where they ask and answer questions about travel information. The class is divided into two groups (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. The students look at the missing information on the worksheet and prepare the questions they need to ask for the role-play. After the questions have been checked, students pair up with someone from the other group. Student A then takes on the role of a ticket agent and Student B is a customer. The two students role-play a conversation where they ask and answer travel information questions with Student B noting down the answers in the spaces provided. When the students have finished, they move on to the second role-play where Student A is the customer and Student B is the ticket agent. Afterwards, pairs present their travel information role-plays to the class and the language is reviewed.

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Transportation Crossword

ESL EFL Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 minutes

In this enjoyable activity, students complete a crossword by describing and guessing different modes of transport. The class is divided into two groups (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. The students in both groups have the same crossword, but Group A has the words down and Group B has the words across. Working together, the students invent and write down clues for the modes of transport written on their crossword. When the students have finished writing, they pair up with someone from the other group. The students then take it in turns to ask their partner for a clue to one of their missing words, e.g. 'What's 3 across?' Their partner reads out the clue for that word and the other student tries to guess the mode of transport. If the student guesses the word successfully, they write it on their crossword. If not, their partner continues to give more clues until the student is able to guess the word. When the students have finished, they check their spelling by comparing crosswords.

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Travel Mix Up

ESL EFL Reading and Matching Activity - Elementary - 40 minutes

Here is an entertaining activity to help students practice travel dialogues. The students are divided into pairs and each pair is given a set of cards. The students take out three conversation heading cards (at the airport, at the hotel, on the bus) and place them face up on the desk. The students then shuffle the rest of the cards and place them in a pile. Next, students work with their partner to make three travel dialogues from the cards by putting them in order under the headings. When the pairs have finished, they practice the dialogues. Then, students read out the dialogues to the class and the language is reviewed. As an extension, students write and present a new dialogue from one of the travel situations.

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Air Travel Collocations

ESL EFL Reading, Matching, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes

In this useful worksheet activity, students make air travel collocations from a set of words and then practice the collocations with a partner. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students then make air travel collocations from a set of words on the worksheet. There are 28 collocations in total. When the students have finished, the answers are checked with the class. Next, the students are divided into pairs (A and B). Student A turns over their worksheet and Student B reads out a word from the first exercise. Student A then tries to make an air travel collocation using the word. If Student A does this successfully, he or she scores a point and moves on to try to make a suitable sentence with the collocation for an extra point. After 14 words have been read out, the students swap roles. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Travel Dominoes

ESL EFL Reading and Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 minutes

In this engaging activity, students play a game of dominoes where they match words together to make travel collocations. The students are divided into groups of three and each group is given a set of dominoes. The students shuffle the dominoes and deal out six each, leaving the rest in a pile face down. The students then turn over the top domino from the pile and place it face up on the desk. The first player puts down one of their dominoes on either side of the domino on the table, making sure that the words match together to make a travel collocation, e.g. check-in desk. If a player cannot put down one of their dominoes, they take one from the top of the pile and put it down if they can. The other players then take it in turns to match their dominoes in the same way by putting them down at either end of the domino chain. If a player cannot go and there are no dominoes left in the pile, play passes to the next student. The first player to get rid of all their dominoes wins the game. Students can also play the game using a points system. Each time a student makes a travel collocation, they score one point. The student then tries to make a suitable sentence using the collocation for an extra point. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Travel and Transport Questionnaire

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 minutes

In this insightful worksheet activity, students put words in order to form travel questions about different modes of transport. Students then ask and answer the questions with a partner. The class is divided into two groups. The students in one group are given a copy of a bus and car questionnaire and the students in the other are given a plane and train questionnaire. Working together with the people in their group, students put words in order to form travel and transport questions. Students then answer the questions and write their answers down in the column marked 'You' on the worksheet. After that, students join with someone from the other group. The students then take it in turns to ask their partner the travel and transport questions and note down their partner's answers in the appropriate column. When the students have finished, they report back to the class on what they found out about their partner.

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In-flight Safety Procedures

ESL EFL Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 60 minutes

In this lesson, students practice air travel vocabulary and present in-flight safety procedures for an airline. Students begin by brainstorming ideas on the vocabulary and phrases necessary to explain in-flight safety procedures. The students then watch a YouTube video about in-flight safety instructions and compare their vocabulary and phrases with the language used in the video. After that, the students are divided into groups of three and each group creates a set of in-flight safety instructions for an airline. The groups begin by choosing a name for their airline. The students then prepare and write in-flight safety instructions. When the students have finished writing, they conduct rehearsals for their presentation. The classroom is rearranged so that it resembles the seating plan of an aircraft with an aisle down the middle. Each group then demonstrates their airline safety procedures to the class. The other students act as passengers. The passengers listen and judge which presentation they like the most. This last part of the lesson is a lot of fun as the students are acting like they are sitting on a plane and listening to the cabin crew.

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