Lesson 1 Land Of Smiles

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Lesson 1 Land Of Smiles

  1. 1. Paradise Lost Lesson 1 The Land of Smiles Key Questions Who goes to Thailand? Why do people go to Thailand?
  2. 2. Why do so many people want to go to Thailand, ‘the land of smiles'? Look at the scenes in the slideshow to get some idea. Which ones would you choose to decorate billboards in the new airport to inspire newly arriving visitors? What slogans would you use to welcome and excite the latest arrivals? STARTER Key Questions Who goes to Thailand? Why do people go to Thailand?
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  8. 8. Main Part Look at images of the characters sitting on the Thai Airways plane as if characters from popular TV series LOST. Use Thailand - The Land of Smiles interactive. Who are these people are and why they are going to Thailand? Choose a destination for them and explain why you have chosen this destination. Key Questions Who goes to Thailand? Why do people go to Thailand?
  9. 9. Plenary Key Questions Who goes to Thailand? Why do people go to Thailand? The Tourism Authority of Thailand hopes that numbers of tourists will have bettered 2006's record by another million in 2007.
  10. 10. Plenary Key Questions Who goes to Thailand? Why do people go to Thailand? How might the following events affect their forecasts? 1. In October 2006, Thailand’s government was taken over by the army in a military coup. Although there was no violence, the political situation in Thailand remains uncertain. 2. The pound has remained strong against the baht, Thailand’s currency. 3. A series of bombs exploded on New Years Eve in different parts of Bangkok. 4. There is mounting pressure on people to avoid long-haul travel and go on holiday closer to home to cut down on carbon emissions. 5. A new outbreak of bird flu has been reported in a remote northern province of Thailand

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