For English (ELL) Teachers
A theme page about Travelling with lesson plans and materials for intermediate level students (A2), year 7-8 in Sweden.
Top 10 Life Lessons Learned in Travelling the World for 10 Years – YouTube (11:23) https://youtu.be/4RtGmqaM3Zo
I’m a world traveller who immersed himself in local cultures & here are the lessons I’ve learned.
5 Tips for Traveling Abroad – YouTube (2:45) https://youtu.be/gTWoZvztO5M
A memorable trip depends on what you make of it! In this video, we’ll be giving you 5 Tips to live by when traveling abroad. Text on screen (Yr 8)
Travel – British English Vocabulary – LanguageGuide.org http://www.languageguide.org/english-uk/vocabulary/travel/
TravelSpeaking Challenge Listening Challenge Interactive pictionary
ESL Transportation Vocabulary Guessing Game – YouTube (4:14) https://youtu.be/9D8oVMfBv54
This is for beginner ESL (English Second Language) students. – Listen to sounds and guess what makes them (Yr 7)
Many people like to travel during their school breaks or vacations, and these trips might include a visit to a nearby location or a place overseas. A list of travelling vocabulary
Travel Vocab – EFL Classroom (1:51) http://community.eflclassroom.com/video/travel-vocab
Video with simple vocabulary
British English Vocabulary of Transport – 2 – Learn English – YouTube (10:30) https://youtu.be/qbJ1YdVq5Us
Learn British English idioms, phrases, expressions, and vocabulary, and improve your British English pronunciation and English accent
Travel Vocabulary Quiz for ESL Students https://www.thoughtco.com/travel-vocabulary-quiz-for-esl-students-4171488
A list of common travel-related terms for students of English as a second language, plus a short quiz to test your knowledge.
Travel – All Things Topics https://www.allthingstopics.com/travel.html
all things topics – all things topics – Several vocabulary worksheets to download
Travelling | Phraseum https://www.phraseum.com/phrasebook/travelling-172
Useful phrases that can help you make yourself understood in English while travelling.
Holiday and Travelling Vocabulary in English – YouTube (6:56) https://youtu.be/i3VsRuuRxhE
All you need to know about #holiday and #travelling, a lot of useful words and phrases (yr 8)
English for Travel and Tourism — Changing Money – YouTube (1:10) https://youtu.be/nvI05-_CmkA
TRANSCRIPT available below.
Transportation and getting around language exercises https://eslflow.com/transportation-and-getting-around-language-exercises.html
Transport and getting around communication skills include an understanding of the various collocations used for commuting, the ability to identify different kinds of transportation and the ability to understand and explain directions.
ESL Lesson Plan on Tourism – Breaking News English Lesson http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1704/170414-tourism-4.html
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Tourism – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events.
BBC Learning English – Course: lower intermediate / Unit 8 http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/lower-intermediate/unit-8
Lesson Plans on planning to go travelling from BBC in 5 sessions, incl. video, activities, vocabulary and grammar
ESL Lesson Plan: Travel Plans https://www.thoughtco.com/esl-lesson-travel-plans-1212223
Get ideas for planning an ESL / EFL lesson plan centered around travel. This lesson plan includes class discussion, group work, and workheets.
ESL Travel Plan Conversation – YouTube (1:00) https://youtu.be/wYfXWw_yF2M
ESL conversation about travel plans expressing the future using the present simple and the present continuous.
1. Visiting a Travel Agent http://www.eslfast.com/robot/topics/travel/travel01.htm Three dialogues about vacation plans …
Booking a train ticket | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/booking-a-train-ticket
In this lesson, students will listen to someone booking a train ticket. They will predict vocabulary, listen to the conversation and role-play the dialogue to practise their speaking skills.
160 English Dialogues for Travelling and Tourism – YouTube (2 hrs) https://youtu.be/YMOKggBWRks
160 English Dialogues for Travelling and Tourism – Choose from below which part to listen to.
ESL Lesson Plan on Luxury Travel – Breaking News English Lesson https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1802/180225-airbnb-luxury-travel-2.html
English News Lessons: Free 27-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Luxury Travel – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events.
25 Places You Have To See Before You Die – YouTube (5:42) https://youtu.be/LQqF2S-6ujg
Not long ago we came to you with the most incredibly super awesome bucket list of all time
How to travel the world with almost no money | Tomislav Perko | TEDxTUHH – YouTube (18:18) https://youtu.be/R7vmHGAshi8
Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse – lack of money.
Travel preferences mingle worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/travel_preferences_mingle/travel/86985
A mingle activity where students compare their travel preferences. – Free registration required (yr 7)
ESL Conversation Questions – Travel http://www.eslconversationquestions.com/travel/
Where do you like to go on vacation? Where would you like to go on vacation? Tell your partner about your best travel story (yr 7)
ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: TRAVEL http://www.esldiscussions.com/t/travel.html
ESL Discussions: Free worksheet and online-activity on Travel.
Travel – All Things Topics http://www.allthingstopics.com/travel.html
all things topics – Downloadable discussion worksheets on travelling
Let´s talk about TRAVEL worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_travel/questions-travel-lets/4453
This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, an interview box and a hands-on task (drawing 2 flags). – Free registration required
Let’s talk about TOURISM worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_tourism/questions-travel-lets/4409
This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards and two vocabulary matching exercises (one with pictures). – Free registration required
ESL Worksheets for Teachers
Check out our selection of worksheets filed under topic: travel and leisure. use the search filters on the left to refine your search..
The topic of this lesson is ethical travel. Students will listen to a radio programme about "voluntourism" and get the chance to discuss the pros and cons of combining volunteering and tourism. Students will learn level-appropriate language to talk about ethical travel with a focus on adjectives. They will read a blog about things to avoid on holiday if they want to be more ethical when they travel and take part in a roleplay with a travel agent. There is the chance to write a short essay on a topic connected to ethical travel and, in addition to this, students have the real-world task of planning an ethical holiday.
by Richard Moon
This lesson is based on information from the Visit Greece website. Students will learn about Greek landmarks, geography and history and get some ideas of what to see and do if they visit Greece. Listening and reading skills will also be tested, and students will have the opportunity to prepare a presentation.
by Gillian Smylie
This lesson is based on information from the Visit Mexico website. Students will learn about Mexican landmarks, geography and history and get some ideas of what to see and do if they visit Mexico. Listening and reading skills will also be tested, and students will have the opportunity to prepare a presentation.
This lesson is based on information from the Visit Australia website. Students will learn about Australian landmarks, geography and history and get some ideas of what to see and do if they visit Australia. Exercises will cover vocabulary specific to Australia and some phrasal verbs. Listening and reading skills will also be tested, and students will have the opportunity to prepare a presentation.
This lesson is based on information from the Discover Northern Ireland website. Students will learn about Northern Irish landmarks and history and get some ideas about what to do and see if they visit Northern Ireland. Exercises will test students’ listening and reading skills and students will have the opportunity to give a presentation.
This lesson is based on information from the Wales.com and Visit Wales websites. Students will learn about Welsh landmarks, language and culture, and get some ideas about what to do and see if they visit Wales. Exercises will test students’ listening and reading skills and the language point will give students practice in asking for clarification when they are unsure about something. There is also an opportunity for students to plan their own trip or do some more research into an aspect of Welsh culture.
This lesson is based on information from the English Heritage and Natural England websites. Students will learn factual information about England's, tourism, politics and history. Exercises will test students’ listening and reading skills and the language point will give students practice in asking for information during a trip to England. There is also an opportunity for students to do some research into planning their own trip.
In this lesson, students will learn some practical information about the geography, politics and history of Scotland, and will get some ideas about what to see and do when visiting Scotland. Exercises will test students’ listening and reading skills and the ability to work out vocabulary from context. The grammar point relates to advice and suggestions , and students will get an opportunity to practise making suggestions and giving advice in a role-play exercise.
Note: this lesson can take 60-90mins.
This lesson is centred around the topic of swimming pools and helps students to describe and compare photographs for work, study, social and exam contexts. The target language includes describing main content, the use of present continuous, the use of the verb look and modals of speculation, and how to organise a spoken description. Students activate the language in a pair work speaking activity and there are two optional extension activities to choose from: a creative writing activity and a caption matching activity.
by Stephanie Hisrchman
This ESP worksheet presents a list of discussion questions designed to encourage hotel managers to talk at length about their profession.
This ESP worksheet presents a list of discussion questions designed to encourage tour operators and agents to talk at length about their profession.
Students define some vocabulary related to cars and driving before reading an article about self-driving cars. The language point is making predictions about the future using will , might , may and could , as well as adverbs and likely / unlikely . Students activate the language in a discussion activity about self-driving cars and drones. There is also an optional extension activity about expressions with the word drive .
by Stephanie Hirshman
Students share experiences of having a day out before listening to a three-way conversation about planning a day out. They are introduced to language for making suggestions ( shall , let’s and how about ), compare how will and be going to are used for making plans and offers, and review the use of will and be going to for predictions. Students plan their own day out in a pair work speaking activity. There is also an optional extension relating to snack foods.
by Stephanie Hirschman
Students watch a short video about a location app called What3words . They then read an article to find out more about the app. The lesson includes vocabulary development and discussion, as well as a language point about adjective phrases with numbers and a pronunciation game with similar sounding words. There is an optional extension activity which provides extra practice with the vocabulary from the lesson.
by Stephanie Hirschman
Students consider what people do on a gap year and why, before listening to a dialogue about gap year plans. They then compare and contrast the forms for talking about future arrangements, plans or intentions and predictions. The language is activated in a speaking activity where students plan and describe a gap year. There is also an optional extension activity showing how gap year experiences could be described on a CV.
Business trips: fun or boring?
This lesson allows students to talk about business trips, learn some useful vocabulary, and have a lot of discussion and role-play.
Downsides of tourism
This speaking lesson focuses on talking about tourism and its problems. Students talk about travelling in general and tourism as an industry, watch a video and discuss solutions to the problems.
The intangible benefits of travelling
In this lesson students talk about the article they read at home, learn some vocabulary and talk about different ways of travelling and their benefits.
Food culture, coffee culture
In this ESL lesson about coffee and food culture students have a lot of discussion, watch a video, study nouns that can be both countable and uncountable, and have a lot of fun practice.
In this ESL lesson about living abroad, students watch a testimonial video about learning Portuguese in Brazil, learn some useful collocations and talk about living in different countries.
Nation branding and St. Patrick’s Day
In this lesson about St. Patrick’s Day, students watch a video about the origins of the holiday. They also discuss nation branding and practise vocabulary for talking about abstract ideas.
Are you into flying?
This worksheet focuses on speaking about air travel. Students answer different questions, watch and discuss a video. They also read and discuss short stories and create their own.
Would you like a lava snack?
With this tourism lesson plan, students discuss gastro-tourism, watch a video and learn vocabulary related to food.
Life is better outdoors!
In this lesson, students watch a video about Taiwan and practise vocabulary related to nature and free time activities.
You’re never too old for great things
In this lesson, students learn the differences between Present Perfect and Past Simple. They also practise using the two tenses, watch a video and talk about active lives of elderly people.
Visiting the art capital
This lesson plan is all about New York. Students will discuss some quotes about New York, watch a video about art in this city and learn adjectives to describe art.
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer
With this travel worksheet, pre-intermediate students can talk about how travelling changes them and learn some useful vocabulary. They also read a short text, watch a video about dream travel destinations and write an email.
Let’s go hiking!
In this lesson students learn hiking vocabulary, read some tips, watch a video about hiking and decide what they would and wouldn’t take on a hike.
Flying business class (conjunctions and prepositions)
In this video-based lesson about flying economy, business and first class with Emirates, students will be practising conjunctions and prepositions. They will also discover some luxurious cabin features while discussing business trips.
What are your travelling tips? (modal verbs)
Thanks to this worksheet, students will discover and practise modal verbs (can, have to, should), watch a video and discuss different travelling tips and rules.
At a crossroads and other travel and transport inspired idioms
This lesson plan deals with travel and transport idioms. Students get a lot of exercises to discover their meanings and practise them in writing as well as speaking.
Would you walk your dog around the world?
This lesson plan is based on a video presenting a man sharing experiences from his unusual journey and, focuses on travel phrasal verbs.
Invest in travelling instead of stuff
This travelling lesson plan deals with travelling as collecting experiences. Students will practise building words and learn vocab related to travelling.
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