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Holiday In France: A Free ESL Lesson Plan

Holiday In France: A Free ESL Lesson Plan

Notre Dame, Marseille, Montpellier. If you’re looking to add a bit of color and culture to your student’s reading activities, this new ESL Lesson Plan on holiday in France offers just the ticket.

Suitable for intermediate learners, the lesson plan is built around the theme of holidays. It offers students the chance to practice their reading skills while learning about intensifiers, idioms and informal language.

What Does the Lesson Offer?
A key component of advanced language learning is the ability to comprehend situations. Students then need to accurately and appropriately describe situations. This lesson supports intermediate learners reading a letter from one friend to another describing a trip to southern France.

The lesson includes a comprehension question covering strong adjectives with intensifier combinations, such as “utterly disappointed,” and idioms, such as “under the weather.”

Students need to understand the difference between formal and informal language. The lesson uses the letter to address comprehension of informal language.

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July 18, 2022
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  1. Holiday in France R-407 ESL Lesson Plan

  2. Thank you for downloading your free Off2Class lesson plan! This

    teacher-led lesson plan is designed using the communicative approach - perfect for teaching students online or in any screen-enabled classroom. To access the Teacher Notes and Answer Key, or to assign homework, click here to set up your free Off2class account. Don’t forget to join the discussion on Facebook to get access to other great tools for online ESL instruction.
  3. What is your favorite kind of holiday? A B C

    D E
  4. When you go on holiday, how do you communicate with

    your family and friends back home? A B D E C
  5. How’s all with you? OK, I’ve got a lot to

    tell you. In my last email I think I was still in Barcelona, right? Anyway, after that, we started to head north into France. But not too far… first we took the train to a really wonderful town called Perpignan. Typically European, lots of totally gorgeous squares with old buildings and a massive fort. Here’s something incredibly interesting. People speak Catalan here. I always thought that Catalan was spoken only in parts of Spain. But no, the street signs here are in French and Catalan. 5
  6. Anyway, our next stop was Montpellier, another utterly gorgeous place

    further along the coast. Montpellier is a very interesting place because it does not have any Roman or Greek history. Weird, right? Wherever you go in Western Europe, the cities and towns were always founded by the Romans or the Greeks. Still, it’s not a young city. It has one of the oldest universities in the world. Lots of really excellent food here too. I can’t get enough of the seafood! After a few days wandering around and enjoying the sun, we visited the historic city of Arles. OMG! Too beautiful! It was so full of historic monuments that we didn’t see it all. And I didn’t even know that the very famous Vincent Van Gogh painted 300 paintings in Arles. Alex went to watch a football match while we were here too. Loads of fun. 5 10
  7. OK, we are about to go for breakfast so I’ll

    finish here. But today we are in Marseille. We arrived quite late last night on the train from Arles so we just got up! We’ve got a great view of the harbor from our hotel window… but that’s all I can tell you. We’re going to eat breakfast (yep, more seriously delicious croissants!), and then we plan to visit Notre Dame de la Garde, a massive cathedral that sits atop a hill and dominates the town. Absolutely spectacular! Alex and I both send our love. Gotta go! Katie 5 10
  8. Katie, who wrote this email, is a 25-year-old woman from

    Coventry in England. Who do you think she wrote this email to? Alice Alice Anyway, our next stop was Montpellier, another utterly gorgeous place further along the coast. Montpellier is a very interesting place because it does not have any Roman or Greek history. Weird, right? Wherever you go in Western Europe, the cities and town were always founded by the Romans or the Greeks. Still, it’s not a young city. It has one of the oldest universities in the world. Lots of really excellent food here too. I can’t get enough of the seafood! After a few days wandering around and enjoying the sun, we visited the historic city of Arles. OMG! Too beautiful! It was so full of historic monuments that we didn’t see it all. And I didn’t even know that the very famous Vincent Van Gogh painted 300 paintings in Arles. Alex went to watch a football match while we were here too. Loads of fun. K, we are about to go for breakfast so I’ll finish here. But today we are in Marseille. We arrived
  9. How does Katie express how much she is enjoying her

    holiday? Look for particular words and phrases that convey strong meaning.
  10. utterly Match the intensifiers with the adjectives in highly completely

    seriously bitterly delicious intelligent unbelievable talented disappointed
  11. Katie’s letter is very informal. How would you re-write this

    paragraph if you wanted to include it in a formal essay? Anyway, our next stop was Montpellier, another utterly gorgeous place further along the coast. Montpellier is a very interesting place because it does not have any Roman or Greek history. Weird, right? Wherever you go in Western Europe, the cities and town were always founded by the Romans or the Greeks. Still, it’s not a young city. It has one of the oldest universities in the world. Lots of really excellent food here too. I can’t get enough of the seafood!