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  1. 1. http://efllecturer.blogspot.com/search/label/Rough%20Guide%20to%20Activity%20HolidaysRough Guide to Activity Holidays part 1DiscussA) What do you like doing on holiday?B) What is an activity holiday?C) How many holiday activities can you think of a) onwater b) on land?D) Look at the activites in ex. B (below). How manywould you like to do?E) What activities do you think you could do on theisland of Tenerife?Julia Bradbury in TenerifeA - True or False?1. Tenerife is the largest of the 7 Canary Islands2. It’s a package holiday dream with year round sunshine3. It’s a 2 hour flight from the UKB - Which of the following activities are mentioned?Swimming Skiing Jet skiing Water skiing Surfing Kite surfingWind surfing Sailing Caving Cycling Mountain Mountain biking climbingC – Answer the questions.Water- skiing• Has she water-skied before?• How much does a lesson with Reg cost?• What was the water like?• What does Reg tell her she will never forget?Paragliding• How high is the launch site?• How do paragliders fly?• What is their altitude?• What adjectives does she use to describe the experience?• How does she feel after the experience? What does she say?Whale spotting• How much does it cost to hire a yacht?• What does she spot straight away?• Does she see any whales? How many?• How does she describe the experience?D - Which activity would you like to do? Why?
  2. 2. http://efllecturer.blogspot.com/search/label/Rough%20Guide%20to%20Activity%20HolidaysRough Guide to Activity Holidays part 2Toby Amies in LaosToby wrote an article describing his trip. Fill inthe spaces. Some spaces need more than oneword.Looking for an adventure with a difference, I set off onthe _____ journey to Laos. Probably not the first placeyoud think of for an activity break, Laos is building its reputation for adventure holidayswith truly stunning scenery.I made the long journey to the north of the country, where the activities include ______ _____,kayaking, _______, trekking and tubing.Making the most of the rain (even though its the dry season) I first tested a two-man Kayak.After all that hard _____, I was delighted to paddle past an organic mulberry farm offering“smoothies” and other mulberry treats for tired adventurers.Refreshed and ready to go, I hit the water again - but this time for a spot of "tubing". Thistranquil, if slightly odd sounding, pastime involves ______ ____ ______ while sitting on aninflatable tube.Deciding to give the pub a miss for once, I swapped the river for Laoss extraordinary caves. Iclimbed through Tham None, known locally as the "Sleeping Cave", the _______ ____ inLaos, where up to 1000 locals took refuge from the bombing during the Vietnam and SecondWorld Wars. I found the caves ______ and claustrophobic but the experience was certainly arewarding one.Full of surprises, a trip to Laos has a huge amount to offer the adventurous traveller. And bestof all, at the end of the day you can kick back and enjoy some of the _____ _____ _____ in theworldWritingUse Tobys article to write a description of a holiday you have been on. 1. Introduction. Write 2 or 3 sentences to give a general description of the place and say why you went there. 2. Main text. Give detailed descriptions of 3 or 4 activities you did there. 3. Conclusion. Give a recommendation. Explain why the reader should go there ( a couple of reasons will be enough).
  3. 3. http://efllecturer.blogspot.com/search/label/Rough%20Guide%20to%20Activity%20HolidaysRough Guide to Activity Holidays part 1 answersDiscussA) What do you like doing on holiday?B) What is an activity holiday?C) How many holiday activities can you think of a) onwater b) on land?D) Look at the activites in ex. B (below). How manywould you like to do?E) What activities do you think you could do on theisland of Tenerife?Julia Bradbury in TenerifeA - True or False?1. Tenerife is the largest of the 7 Canary Islands T2. It’s a package holiday dream with year round sunshine T3. It’s a 2 hour flight from the UK F - 4 hoursB - Which of the following activities are mentioned?Swimming Skiing Jet skiing √ Water Surfing Kite skiing√ surfing√Wind Sailing√ Caving√ Cycling Mountain Mountainsurfing√ biking√ climbingC – Answer the questions.Water- skiing• Has she water-skied before? No• How much does a lesson with Reg cost? Just under £40• What was the water like? Freezing• What does Reg tell her she will never forget? 1st lessonParagliding• How high is the launch site? 3200 ft up• How do paragliders fly? Powered by nothing more than the wind, gravity and the pilot’s strength• What is their altitude? 3130 feet high• What adjectives does she use to describe the experience? Intense, awesome,• How does she feel after the experience? What does she say? Officially, the best thing she’s ever doneWhale spotting• How much does it cost to hire a yacht? £550 for 6 hours• What does she spot straight away? Dolphins• Does she see any whales? How many? Yes, 2, female with baby• How does she describe the experience? Once in a million lifetimes experience.D - Which activity would you like to do? Why?
  4. 4. http://efllecturer.blogspot.com/search/label/Rough%20Guide%20to%20Activity%20HolidaysRough Guide to Activity Holidays part 2 answersToby Amies in LaosToby wrote an article describing his trip. Fill inthe spaces. Some spaces need more than oneword.Looking for an adventure with a difference, I set off onthe 13 hour journey to Laos. Probably not the firstplace youd think of for an activity break, Laos is building its reputation for adventure holidayswith truly stunning scenery.I made the long journey to the north of the country, where the activities include mountainbiking , kayaking, climbing , trekking and tubing.Making the most of the rain (even though its the dry season) I first tested a two-man Kayak.After all that hard work, I was delighted to paddle past an organic mulberry farm offering“smoothies” and other mulberry treats for tired adventurers.Refreshed and ready to go, I hit the water again - but this time for a spot of "tubing". Thistranquil, if slightly odd sounding, pastime involves floating down river while sitting on aninflatable tube.Deciding to give the pub a miss for once, I swapped the river for Laoss extraordinary caves. Iclimbed through Tham None, known locally as the "Sleeping Cave", the largest cave inLaos, where up to 1000 locals took refuge from the bombing during the Vietnam and SecondWorld Wars.I found the caves strange and claustrophobic but the experience was certainly a rewardingone.Full of surprises, a trip to Laos has a huge amount to offer the adventurous traveller. And bestof all, at the end of the day you can kick back and enjoy some of the most stunningscenery in the world.WritingUse Tobys article to write a description of a holiday you have been on. 4. Introduction. Write 2 or 3 sentences to give a general description of the place and say why you went there. 5. Main text. Give detailed descriptions of 3 or 4 activities you did there. 6. Conclusion. Give a recommendation. Explain why the reader should go there ( a couple of reasons will be enough).
  5. 5. http://efllecturer.blogspot.com/search/label/Rough%20Guide%20to%20Activity%20HolidaysRough Guide to Activity Holidays - Part 3Now go here http://www.exodus.co.uk/activities-experiences to find out aboutsome activity holidays.Look at the list in the Activitiesand Experiences box on the leftand choose the holiday activity youwant to do. Then answer thequestions belowAnswer the questions. 1. What is the activity? 2. How old do you have to be? (over 18?) 3. Where is it? (name of place and country) 4. How long will you go for (a week, 10 days)? 5. How much does it cost (and for how many days)? 6. Why do you want to do this activity? (Say why in 2 or 3 sentences) 7. Copy and paste the web page address 8. Copy and paste a photoPart 4) Group comparison activityWhen you have finished copy and paste your answers (with the questions)into an online forum (if you have one) or print them.Compare them and find out;· Whose is the cheapest?· Whose is the most expensive?· Whose is the most dangerous?Now discuss and vote for one holiday which you think would be best for yourclass.
  6. 6. Part 5) WritingYou have the opportunity to visit a foreign country for two weeks. Whichcountry would you like to visit? Use specific reasons and details to explainyour choice. (IELTS – 250 words)

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