(File) Name: How do I get there?
Suitable Age From 10 to 12 years old
Skill Focus Speaking, listening, writing and reading
Strategy Identify places in the school and give directions;
(It develops…) Review vocabulary related to places around the school;
Communicative goals Vocabulary related to directions.
(Using the language
(Students will practice...)
Procedure 1) Distribute a hand out to students with places around the school
and their definitions. Students have to match places to
What’s a…. It’s a place where….
1) Library ( ) …you can eat a hot dog
2) Teachers’ room ( ) …can read a book
3) Cafeteria ( ) …the teacher prepares classes
2) In pairs, students leave the classroom and go around the school,
writing the directions to get to a place they choose on a piece of
paper. They are not supposed to write the name of the
place on the paper! Tell them to be very specific. Example:
Leave the classroom and …”turn right. Walk 10 steps and turn left.
After the teachers’ room walk 5 steps. It’s on your right.”
3) After they have finished (sometimes it takes more than one class!)
–distribute the pieces of paper among the pairs, making sure students
don’t get their own!
Now it’s the turn of the new pair to find out which place the others
Contingency Plan Make a model of the school in groups.