Travelling : CONTENTS



(Updated on 07/06/2014)


  • Get a job riding a Harley-Davidson all summer (April 24, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "There is a special job opening for eight people who love riding motorbikes, enjoy long, hot summers, and like feeling the wind in their hair."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Harley-Davidson - Level 0Harley-Davidson - Level 1 or  Harley-Davidson - Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



  • Spain to replace USA as second most popular tourism location (January 18, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Spain is set to replace the USA as the world's second most popular tourist destination."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Spain Tourism - Level 4  or  Spain Tourism - Level 5
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
  • Holiday destinations travel review
    "This activity, suitable for pre-intermediate students, follows on from a presentation and controlled practice of the comparative
    and provides extended practice of this structure.
    It engages the students visually and integrates all four skills. The students will produce a newspaper travel review of two ‘island' destinations.
    The end product is authentic looking and the process very motivating and fun."

  • Castaways Get HELP - Text + Audio - 18 April 2016
    "Three men were rescued in the Pacific Ocean in April after their small boat turned over. The castaways swam to a small island.
    They used the leaves and branches of palm trees to spell the word help so that an airplane could see them."


    Men rescued after writing 'HELP' in the sand (March 13, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
    "Three men were rescued from a remote desert island in adventure-book style on Thursday."


Stranded men rescued after writing 'Help' in sand on uninhabited Pacific island - with a VIDEO
"Three sailors found on the island of Fanadik after three days."



  • Ecotourism a danger to wildlife (October 14, 2015) - a lesson plan with audio
    "Ecotourism is a booming business that many tour operators cite as being helpful to nature."

    "Le but de l'activité de matching suivante est de vous permettre d'acquérir ou de réviser un certain nombre d'expressions utiles au
    cours d'un séjour en pays anglophone. Vous allez être amenés à réagir à certaines situations explicitées en français. Il y a 28 pages au total."

  • Mrs.Kerg Logbook London 2013
    "Dans le cadre du séjour en Angleterre, vous allez devoir constituer un « Log Book» comprenant des éléments culturels, linguistiques et personnels..."


  • My trip to England - with activities
    Beachy Head - The Tower of London - Brighton - Shakespeare’s Globe - A VISIT TO THE SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSEUM - HMS Victory - etc

  • A few interesting sites if you are planning a trip to London … 

  • What’s the Best Item to Carry With You During Time Travel?
    "Rhett Allain, a physicist, offers a few items to consider for your packing list...
    What would you bring? How would your answers change if you went to the same time but a different location?" 


  • Rise Up - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film directed by Günther Gheeraert commissioned by Continents Insolites,
    and the theme of travel. Students plan a trip around the world, explain their world trip to a partner and watch a short film."

    Time: 60 minutes
    Language: Vocabulary related to travel, countries landscape, building and culture




  • Moon vacations possible by 2024 (October 2, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A website that provides price comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire across the globe has made some bold predictions for what travel will look like in a decade from now."



  • Barcelona - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a time-lapse short film about Barcelona by Rob Whitworth and the theme of sightseeing.
    Students plan a sightseeing weekend, plan a time-lapse film about their city, and watch a short film."
    Time: 60 minutes



  • Speaking: Travel and transport - a lesson plan
    "to improve learners' ability to buy tickets for a journey, to practise listening for specific information and to revise transport vocabulary.
    Level: Elementary
    Time: 40 minutes+
    Materials: One copy of worksheet A for each group of three, one copy of worksheet B for every student, whiteboard and board pens"



  • The Best Sites Where Students Can Plan Virtual Trips
    "Most of these sites also let users comment on places they have visited, which make them an excellent place for students to write for an authentic audience about locations they have really visited..."


  • My trip to Scotland
    "Voici le carnet de bord que nous avons fait pour notre voyage en Ecosse avec nos sections européennes 4èmes 3èmes.
    Nous avons pris le parti d'offrir aux élèves avant tout un carnet de souvenirs." 

    (Sandrine Malick - Ac. Versailles)



  • Ecotourism "essentially means responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.
    Have a look at the article, poem, word game, cartoon, trivia and links."
    (British Council)


  • Past tense and holidays - a lesson plan
    - Complete the postcard
    - Asking questions about holidays
    - Tell me more about your holiday

    - Telling stories about your holiday



  • Préparation au voyage scolaire : Londres / Oxford / Brighton
    "Il s'agit d'un livret que je donne aux élèves en début d'année, et sur lequel nous travaillons de temps en temps comme une webquest sur la vie quotidienne ou sur différents lieux que nous allons visiter.
    Puis ils prennent ce livret en Angleterre lors du séjour et ils doivent finir de le compléter sur place (interviews, visites...).
    Je laisse en général quelques pages blanches à la fin du livret qui servent d'album photo, autograph book..."
    + Le livret du professeur, avec les réponses

    Travail envoyé par Sylvie Chateau (Ac. Nancy-Metz)


  • Vacation Cards
    "For this activity you will need a deck of cards, and an imaginative theme that could be crafted into some sort of story.
    For example, I choose "send the teacher on a vacation". On the board or overhead projector make a list like the following..."

  • Travel and Transport - 'Trains and boats and planes' - a lesson

  • Travel - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

  • Vocabulary Cards: Travel - a lesson plan :
    Activity: Vocabulary Review (Circumlocutions Game)
    Skills: Speaking, Listening
    Level: Intermediate Class
    Time: 30-45 minutes