The school year is starting and the summer holiday is over. Students are returning to their classrooms and we have to teach them. And I think that many of us would like to teach better than last year. So let’s start with a great speaking activity about the summer holiday.
My Summer Holiday – video
My Summer Holiday – worksheet
My summer holiday worksheet
Print the worksheet so that the text is on one side and the colourful mind map is on the other.
Ask the students to complete the worksheet with their own ideas and experience. In some cases they can find several suitable expressions in the brackets but they can use their own words if they want to. There are several gaps with no help and students have to use their own words there.
Ask the students to work in pairs again and retell their Summer Holiday story. Change pairs and students retell their story again. Do not prevent students from looking at the original worksheet if they feel they need to. They will copy the phrases and thus learn them.
Now it is time to play the video again and the students should be able to remember much more than the previous time. Play the video at least twice in the following lessons.