A World of Adventures
Nela Lin @ SKGSH
In this unit…
Different kinds of adventures and travel planning
Simple past, adverbs of time and homophones
Transportations, places, countries
Talk about the picture with a
What can you see?
What is happening?
Have you ever tried these
In your groups, you are going to
talk about your experience
Which activities did you remember
the most? Why?
Which activities did you hate the
Tim: Jess, I’ve been looking forward to our yearly campout for three weeks. It's going to be a wonderful day for hiking
tomorrow. It is great to do outdoor activities and camp under the stars. This is the life.
Jess: Yeah, me too. But Tim, I’m a little bit worried about the weather. The weatherman said it is going to rain later
Tim: Ah. Don’t worry. Nothing can spoil our adventure. Those weather reports are never right.
Jess: And it said there is a chance of high winds.
Tim: Ah. I’m not worried! Why are you worried about that? Don’t worry.
Jess: Tim, Tim. Did you remember to bring our raincoats like I told you, just in case?
Tim: Uh . . . no. I left them on the front porch.
Jess: What are we going to do now?
Tim: We’ll have to sleep in the car! Hurry…. get in!
Jess: So, Tim, what are we going to do now?
Tim: How about playing a card game?
Jess: Uh. I left the cards next to the picnic table. Hey, you don’t want me to go out in this rain and get them, do you?
Tim: No. That’s okay. So what now?
Jess: Well, we could head down the mountain and stay at that guest house we passed on the way up, or just go home.
Tim: Hmm, why don’t we just make the best of it here and hope the weather clears up soon.
Jess: That’s a good idea. Let’s enjoy watching the rain.
• picnic table
• guest house
• head down
• make the best
• Guest house
Vocabulary of lodging3
1. Guest house
a) A place to stay for people who are travelling by car,
where you can park your car outside your room.
b) It is an area where people can camp, often with a
water supply and toilets.
c) A building with many rooms, each with its own bed
d) It is a large building at a university or other schools
where students live.
e) It is a house where people pay to stay and eat meals.
f) A very inexpensive place where usually young people
stay for a short time. Many people share one
1. ____ Taxi
2. ____ Cable car
3. ____ Cruise
4. ____ Helicopter
5. ____ RV
6. ____ Kayak
7. ____ Sailboat
8. ____ Skateboard
9. ____ Subway line
10. ____ Underground
11. ____ Jet ski
12. ____ In-line-skate
13. ____ Convertible
14. ____ Hot air
15. ____ Blimp
16. ____ Motorcycle
17. ____ Scooter
• Paragraph 1:
You will start your week down in San Francisco,
California, where you will see the famous Golden
Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is very famous
in San Francisco. You can ride on the local
1.__________ or take the 2. _______ to all the popular
subway line cable car
• Paragraph 2:
From The Golden Gate Bridge, you will ride a
3. ___________ to the San Francisco zoo. You will have a great
adventure looking at all the wildlife. You are going to experience a
Californian safari. It won’t be the same as a real safari in Africa.
Unlike an African safari, you have to wear 4. _____________in a
California safari. Be ready for a great outdoor experience.
Remember, don’t pet the lions. At the end of the stay, you can go to
the beach and enjoy riding the 5. ______.
• Paragraph 3:
The next two days, you are going to be in Las Vegas,
Nevada. It is about two hours away from San Francisco by
plane. Where are you going to stay? You are going to stay
in a very popular 6. ______. Once you are there, you are going
to take a 7._______________to see the Grand Canyon. In the
evening you are going to stay at a 8. _________ and you are going
to explore the dessert.
hot air balloon
• Paragraph 4:
After all that, you are going to the city of Las Vegas. There
will be a 9. ___________ waiting for you. The driver will take you
around the entire city. In the evening, you are going to stay in a
10. ____________. In addition, you are going to see “The Dream.”
It’s a live show with a combination of water, fire, swimming,
acrobatics and spectacular effects.
A: I went to Japan during my winter vacation.
B: You went to Japan? Tell me about your trip.
A: 1. __________, we couldn’t book the trip to Japan. Because of the Chinese New Year, there is no
seat at all.
B: 2. __________, how did you make it?
A: 3. __________, someone canceled their trip. we could get the tickets.
A: We went home and we had to pack 4. _____________. Our trip was the next day.
B: So, you were in a hurry.
A: Yes, I thought I got everything: my camera, cell phone, iPad, warm jacket...
B: What happened 5. ________?
A: I got the best seat on the plane, and the view was just amazing. When I wanted to take a picture,
6.____________, I couldn’t find my camera. 7. ______________, I couldn’t take any photos.
B: Sorry to hear that!
A: When we arrived in Japan, I had to buy a new camera.
B: Was everything okay at the hotel?
A: After all that happened, 8. ______________, everything was just fine. The trip to Japan was just
amazing. What an adventure!
Grammar Focus5 A: Complete the conversation with above adverbs.
Simple past5 B: Complete the following sentences with simple past.
1. tell 2. visit 3. drink 4. eat 5. be
Nela loves to travel. Three months ago, she 1.____________
to Africa and 2.________________ in a small hostel or a hotel for two
months. She 3.________________ a lot of museums in Sierra Leone
and Kenya. She 4._____________ some fantastic food and
5._______________ some great wine. Luckily, the weather
6.__________ warm and sunny. Last night she 7. ____________
some friends to her home. She 8. ________________ a meal and
9. _____________ them all about her trip.
When did Nela go to Africa? Model: Three months ago
1. She went to Africa.
2. She stayed in small hostels and hotels.
3. She travelled for two months.
4. She went to Sierra Leaone and Kenya.
5. She visited a lot of museums.
6. The trip was fantastic.
7. It was warm and sunny.
8. She made a meal and invited some friends
to her home.
Look again at the text and write questions for these answers.
Where did she go?
Where did she stay?
How long did she go?
Which cities of Africa did she go?
What did she do over there?
How was the food?
How was the weather?
When did she come back?
there their wear where to two
Example: I read a great book last night. I like your red dress.
Complete the sentences using these words:
1. I need _________ one-way tickets to Taipei.
2. How are you getting _________?
3. She’s going _________ Singapore this afternoon.
4. She is going _________ her red dress tonight.
5. ________ plane leaves at 8:30
6. _________ is the airport.
Jason Lewis a British man from Catterick, Yorkshire, UK.
1. Will travel
5. will travel
6. Will travel
7. Will travel
• You are going to be a travel agent, you are going to
create a week long travel itinerary of your ideal trip.
You are going to advertise your trip.
• You can choose a place / places where you want to
go, length of time, budgets, transportation they are
going to use, etc.
• You are going to make a travel brochure.
1. Get together with your partner (2 to 3)
2. One person should have at least 10 sentences, one minute each.
3. Use at least 5 to 10 new words from the lesson.
4. Choose at least one or two countries you are going to offer
in your itinerary.
TA: Hello! Welcome to ______ Travel Inc. How can I help you?
C: Hi! I want to go on a vacation.
TA: Where do you want to go ?
C: I think I’d like to go to ______.
TA: Great! We have lots of travel plans for _______.
C: Ok, can you show me?
TA: Sure. Here is a tour that lasts 7 days. We can fly you to _______on a first class ticket.
C: Oh, that’s good, I love to fly.
TA: When you arrive, you’ll stay at ______ (hotel, hostel)
C: Oh, that’s a great place.
TA: On day 2 you can go to the _____. You’ll get there by_____. That day you’ll stay at _____.
C: That sounds like fun! Will there be many people?
TA: No, this time of year it’s not crowded. On day 3 you’ll ________.
C: How exciting! I’ve always wanted to go there!
TA: Good! On day 4 you can visit _____. You can get there by _____. That day you’ll stay at a ___.
C: Wow! I didn’t know people can still go there!
TA: Then on day 5 you will ________.
C: What? Really? Isn’t that dangerous?
TA: No, it’s not scary at all!
C: Ok, I guess I can try it. What about day 6?
TA: On day 6 you’ll be staying at a 5 star hotel. There is a nice spa there and you can relax.
C: That sounds wonderful!
TA: Finally, on day 7 we’ll have a taxi pick you up at the hotel at 8 am. It will take you to the
airport and you’ll fly home.
C: That sounds great. I look forward to it! How much does it costs?
TA: Only NT 200,000!