Goal: Write a dairy on what the students did last day off.
(1) Which of these activities do you not want to do on your next day off? Rank them (1 - 5) (Number 1 is the activity you dislike most).
Students have the opportunity to get familiar with phrases and words that are useful to fulfill the task.
(3) Discuss the answers of (1) in pairs as follows:
(6) Students are asked to listen to what Tina and Tony did on their last day off. Tick the items that they did.
(9) Listen again. Who said these things about their day off? Write Tony or Tina.
What was your last day off like? Was it a good day or a terrible day? Discuss with your partner.
Read the letter. Take notes of the things Nick did that day. Then write one or two sentences to give your opinion about the day.
Students are asked to read a letter on what Nick did on his day off.
Imagine that you are Tom and this is a letter from you to Nick. Fill in the blanks.
Now write a letter about what you did on your last day off.
(Nunan. D. (1999). Go for it: Book 2 (pp. 50-51). Boston: Heinle & Heinle Publishers.)
This activity is a goal-oriented task, which includes a number of small tasks. In order to complete the task, students have to pay attention to the meaning and use more linguistic forms than just simple past tense.
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