Holidays

In this lesson, we are going to talk about holidays. We are also going to revise the past simple and the past continuous tenses.

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A. Look at the pictures. What can you see in each picture? What types of holiday do they show?

Here is some help just in case you need it ?

Sightseeing holiday
Beach/relaxing holiday
Hiking/walking holiday
Skiing holiday

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1) Beach
2) Skiing
3) Sightseeing
4) Hiking
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B. Put these holidays in order of preference. 1 is your favourite and 4 is your least favourite.

1. ___________________________
2. ___________________________
3. ___________________________
4. ___________________________

 

1.- Pre-Listening Task

A. You are going to listen to your teacher talk about her last holiday. Here are some pictures. Can you guess where she went and what she did?

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B. Listen to your teacher and check your answers.

 

2.- Listening

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1)Where did she go?
2)What did she do?
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Here are a few key words/phrases from the listening. Try and learn them!

  • To look like: Parecerse a
  • A copy of: Una réplica/copia de
  • Roller Coaster: Montaña rusa

 

A. Put the following thing in order according to when your teacher talks about them.

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1) New York New York
2) Shopping
3) Gran canyon
4) Walking
5) Helicopter
6) Visited hotels
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B. Are the following statements True or False? Correct the False statements.

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1)Katie went to Las Vegas in February this year
2)She went for ten days
3)All of the hotel on the strip have a casino
4)Katie visited a few of the hotels on the Las Vegas strip
5)She also went on holiday to New York
6)Ketie visited the Gran Canyon by helicopter
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C. Listen again and fill in the gaps.

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fill gaps

 

D. What tense are the following verbs in?

1. I visited
2. I had
3. We went
4. It was
5. I did
6. I went

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1)
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E. What is the infinitive of the verbs?

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1)I Visited
2)I had
3)We went
4)It was
5)I did
6)I went
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3.- Focus on Grammar – Past Simple & Past Continuous

At this level, you should be aware of how to form the past simple and past continuous with regular and irregular verbs. If you need to revise the form please look at the previous course.

Let’s revise!

 

Form - Revision Past Simple Form

A. Place the verbs in brackets into the past simple.

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1)I (eat) too much on Sunday!
2)You (forget) to close the door when you arrived home.
3)She (lose) her purse last week.
4)They (meet) each other the day before yesterday.
5)We (read) the article last Monday.
6)Yesterday he (sleep) more than 12 hours.
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Use

We are now going to look at the use of the past simple and the past continuous.

B. Look at the following sentences:

  • He was playing tennis when it started to rain.
  • They were eating their lunch when the criminal stole their car.

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use

 

Practice

C. Put the verbs in either the past simple or past continuous.

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1)I (sunbathe) on the beach when suddenly it satrted to rain.
2)Robin hurt his ankle whilst he (walk) up the mountain.
3)We were eating dinner in a restaurant when Paul (fall) off his chair.
4)Alex (watch) the football match whilst we made lunch.
5)They (ski) down the mountain when they (notice) the man in the snow.
6)My life (shop) when her brother (ring) her with the news.
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D. Complete the following text with the verbs either in the past simple or past continuous.

Walk / Hear / Go / Visit / Turn / Have
Arrive / Happen

paris

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in paris

Listen to see if you have the correct answers.

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4.- Focus on Pronunciation

It is important to remember that all past simple regular verbs end in –ed, for example: played, stayed, visited and watched.

We are now going to focus on the pronunciation of the –ed ending.

There are three different ways to pronounce the –ed ending.

 

A. Listen to your teacher pronounce the following verbs and decide which category they go in:

Passed / Married / Played / Helped / Loved
Permitted / Talked / Arrived

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verbs

 

5.- Speaking Activity

You have heard your teacher talk about her last holiday to Paris. It’s now your turn to prepare a small presentation about your last holiday.

In order to get you thinking about it, answer the following questions.

  • When?
  • Where?
  • Who did you go with?
  • How long?
  • Weather?
  • What did you do?
  • Any funny/interesting stories?
  • What did you like?
  • What didn’t you like?

It is now your turn to give a short presentation about your last holiday. Include all of the information from the table. Remember to use the past simple and the past continuous. Good luck!

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