Cernei KristinaMA in Enblish Philology 2nd Didactic Degree Petru Raresh Lyceum
Whenever learners come into interaction with learning a foreign language, in our case, English language, they are to pass the topic Traveling. Thisworkshop is intended to reflect this topic within various methodical approaches specially designed for learning 90 words on Traveling.
Aircraft Dock Rail To hitch – hike Airplane Engine driver Railway station To land Aisle Excursion Road To leave Balloon Ferry Route To see sb, off Bicycle Flight Schooner To set off Boat Gangway Self – catering To set sail Bridge Helicopter Ship To take off Bus Holiday Sightseeing To travel Bus driver Hostel Suitcase Tour Bus station Hotel Taxi Tourism Bus terminal Journey To arrive Train Camp Landing To board Travel agent Canoe Lane To catch Trip Captain Lorry To check in Tube Car Luggage To depart Underground Carriage Motel To disembark Vacation Charger flight Motorbike To dock Vessel Coach Package holiday To embark Voyage Coach station Passenger To fly Cockpit Passenger jet To get off Corridor Pilot To get on Cruise Plane To go by rail Departure gate Platform To go camping Destination Quay To go sightseeing
Group Work + Brainstorming+ Individual Work1. The teacher asks learners to form groups of 3, and write a list of words that are connected to the topic Traveling.2. Learners present their lists, by reading them.3. The teacher presents another list, written on the blackboard, and asks learners to complete their lists.
Words connected to TRAVELINGNOUNS VERBS ADJECTIVES ADVERBS
Group Work + Brainstorming+ Individual Work1. This activity may be done in another way. The learners may also be grouped and be left to write down a list of words connected to the topic Traveling.2. The teacher presents to each group a list of words prepared in advance, out of which the learners are to choose those words that are unknown to them and complete their charts individually
Table CompletionThe learners are grouped, or left to workindividually, or in pairs, it is at the teacher’sdiscretion, and are asked to complete thetable that may be either prepared in advanceon copies, or written on the blackboard BY LAND BY AIR BY SEA GENERAL
The following activity is designed for upper level learners. The task is the same to complete the table with information according to the categories.
CATEGORY BY LAND BY AIR BY SEAPlace of departureMeans of transportVerbs - getting on a means oftransportVerbs – getting off a means oftransportThe person who travelsThe person in charge of thetransportThe place of the person who ischarge of the means of transportThe stop of the means oftransportThe name of the travel
MimingFor this activity the teacher should prepare the wordsto be mimed in advance. The words are cut in stripesand set in a bulk on the desk.This activity may be done in two ways.1. The teacher asks one pupil to come in front of the classroom and mime the word, the learners should guess it and pronounce it.2. The teacher divides the class in two groups. Out of each group two learners come in front of the classroom. They choose a word, a word for two, mime it, and the learners at their desk should write the word the word mimed. The group that has most of correct answers wins a point. At the end of the game, the points are counted and the teacher decides the prize won.
Multiple Choice / Matching1. The classical way to work with multiple choice activities is that the teacher or the book provides the words and the definitions and the learners are to match the words to their corresponding definitions2. A more interesting method might be to ask the learners to provide the definitions to the words. Afterwards to gather all the definitions, and form groups of learners give them the definitions and ask them to find the appropriate words for them.
Slap the wordThis activity is adored by learners of all age. Itis simple to perform. The teacher writes onthe blackboard a number of words to work atthe lesson. Then divides the class in twogroups. Each group sends a representative whois to find the word according to the definitiongiven by the teacher. The learner who foundsthe word pronounces the word, and wins apoint for the group. The group that wins mostof the points is to be awarded with a prizedecided beforehand.
BingoThis activity is very simple, easy to perform,and may be used for evaluating the vocabularyat any learners’ level. CrosswordThis activity is easy as well, but it needspreparation in advance. Yet, to make it easierto perform, the teacher may ask the learnersto come up with a crossword and ultimatelyhave it share in the classroom activity.
Word HuntFor this activity, the teacher needs to preparein advance the word hunt sheet. Though itmight be considered difficult to compose, themoment you try it is extremely easy, and funto do for you as a teacher as well.
InterviewingThis activity is very inter-active. The teacherprepares the tasks in advance, writes on theblackboard, or has the tasks on cards and askspupils to complete it.The learners are to complete the interviewcard by wondering around theclassroom, mingling and trying to complete thechart with as many answers as possible.
NAME / SURNAME LEARNER 1 LEARNER 2 LEARNER 3DESTINATIONTIME OF TRAVELINGMETHODS OF TRAVELINGTRAVEL EXPENSESREASONS FOR JOURNEYLIKES ABOUT THE JOURNEYDISLIKES ABOUT THEJOURNEYPLACES OF INTERESTFREE TIME ACTIVITIES
This project may be given as a task in advance and ask learners to complete it gradually as the topic is studied along the unit. Or, it is the teacher’s call, to let learners work on the project for a period of time and present it whenever the dateline is set.