The world of travelling

The world of travelling

Issayeva Makpal Bakytsultanovna

Specialized lyceum for gifted children with three language teaching

№ 24 “Economics and Business” named after M.Aryn


Бұл мақалада «Саяхат әлемі» тақырыбында ағылшын тілі сабағының жоспары қарастырылған. Сабақ — оқушылардың шартты сөйлемдерді қолдана отырып, коммуникативтік дағдыларын дамыту және топта жұмыс істеу мақсатымен ұйымдастырылған.


Вниманию предлагается план урока английского языка на тему «Мир путешествия» с использованием условных предложений с целью развития коммуникативных навыков, работая в группах.


The article concerns the English lesson plan that represents the theme “The world of travelling” using of conditional sentences for development of students’ communicative skills working in groups.


Lesson plan

Grade: 8

Theme: «The world of travelling»



pupils will sum up the theme «The world of travelling»;

— focus on a particular grammar point based on their language proficiency;


— to develop pupils’ speaking, listening, writing, reading and acting skills;

— to enrich pupils’ vocabulary speaking about travelling;

— to practice types of conditionals;


— to practise communication in teams;

  • to bring-up pupils to be polite and friendly in their teams;
  • pupils will try to listen to each other;

Types of classroom activities:group work

Methods of teaching: critical thinking, role-play, brainstorming, criteria-based assessment

  1. Organisational moment.
  • Good day, dear pupils!
  • Good day, teacher!
  • How are you today?
  • We’re fine, thank you, and you?
  • I’m very well, thank you. Take your seats.
  • What was your hometask for today?
  • To learn by heart new words from Unit5.
  • Well, we’ll check it later by different tasks. First, we’re going to watch a movie. Look at the board, please.
  1. Warm-up.

Video «Teamwork motivation»

  • What did you understand from this funny video?
  • How to be a really good team?
  • Today we’re going to work in 3 groups. I hope, you’ll try to listen to each other and to be patient and friendly.
  • Now you should be divided into three groups. Choose one card from this box.

Pupils will be given pictures of a car, ship and plane.

  • I’ll give each captain of the teams evaluation lists and cards. You’ll evaluate yourselves.
  • Practice
  • Listen and watch. Video-interview: “What would you do, if you won ten million dollars”.
  • Now we’re going to watch a survey-interview. Let’s watch.
  • As you see, according to this interview the majority of people answered that they would travel. But what would you do if you won ten million dollars?

Pupils: I would…

  • This video is related to a common topic. How do you think, what is the theme of our lesson?

Pupils: «Travelling»

Aim:Today we’re going to sum up «The world of travelling» and revise types of Conditionals.

  • What do you know about travelling?
  • Let’s read the quotation by St.Augustine: “The world is a great book, and those who do not travel read only one page.’
  • By the way, do you like travelling?
  • Travelling broadens our mind.So let’s begin our journey.


  • Game “I would like to travel by…”

– Which grammar construction is used in this interview?

Pupils: Conditionals.

  • You’re right. Let’s practice and check your knowledge by a game called “Magic boxes”.
Criteria for the task:
5Full and correct answer without any mistakes.
4Correct answer, but there are some grammar or pronunciation mistakes.
3Incorrect answer with lots of mistakes.
  • Rules: At the board you can see some pictures of ship, bus, car, plane, helicopter, bike. You should start your choice with the words “I would like to travel by…” Each pupil has the opportunity to open and answer them. If you give a wrong answer, I’ll give other travelers a chance to do it instead of you.


  1. If you _____ (find) a watch in the street, what would you do with it?
  2. I _________(send) her a postcard if I knew her address.
  3. If I had more money, I _____(go out) more.
  4. If you _____(not go) to bed late every night, you wouldn’t be so tired.
  5. What ______ you _____ if you won $1 million?
  6. I wouldn’t need a car if I __________(live) in the city.
  7. If you told me a secret, I ________ (not tell) anyone.
  8. If I _________ (go) to Brazil, I could learn Portuguese.
  9. Give the pattern of the First Conditional sentence.
  10. Give the pattern of the Second Conditional sentence.
  11. Give the pattern of the Third Conditional sentence.
  12. Make a conditional sentence using these words: visit/London/study.
  13. If I go out this weekend, I … (travel) to Turkey.


  • Role-play.

Teacher: When people travel they face different situations. Sometimes they may be unpredictable.

Criteria for the task:
5A pupil has got very good acting skills and can speak without any grammar or pronunciation mistakes
4A pupil who worked hard, but there were some grammar or pronunciation mistakes
3A very passive pupil who has got a lot of mistakes

Take the cards and act out the following situations:


Act out the following situation.

Your train is due out in 10 minutes and you are still queuing up at the booking office. Explain your situation to the people who want to buy tickets for later trains and then to the clerk what ticket you want.


Act out the following situation.

You are travelling alone. Check in at the hotel and ask a hotel receptionist about conveniences in this hotel.


Act out the following situation.

Your friend is afraid of travelling by air. Persuade him to change his opinion. Tell him about advantages of travelling by plane.

Who is ready? You are welcome.

  • Work with posters.

Could you tell me what makes реоple spend time and money on travelling and sightseeing? What are the reasons for travelling?

Criteria for the task:
5A poster is clean and aesthetically nice, without any mistakes. The team works altogether
4A poster looks nice, but there are some mistakes
3There’s no teamwork, a poster is not clean


Possible answers:

  • to have a rest;
  • to learn a lot of new and interesting things about foreign people and foreign
  • countries;
  • to see different ways of life;
  • to practice language;
  • to try different food;
  • to meet people, to make friends.


Choose the alternative that best describes your likes or dislikes, or the way you feel.

1.a) I sometimes like to go things that are a little frightening.
b) Sensible people avoid dangerous activities.
c) I love being terrified !

2.a) I enter cold water gradually, giving myself time to get used to it.
b) It’s fun to dive of jump right into the ocean or a cold pool.
c) I won’t go in the water unless it’s very warm.

3.a)When I go on holiday, I want a decent room and a bed at least.
b) I like going camping and doing without the conveniences of everyday life.
c) I expect a bit of luxury on holiday.

4.a) I think it would be really exciting to do a parachute jump.
b) Jumping out of a plane, with or without a parachute, is crazy.
c) I’d consider doing a parachute jump if I had proper training.

5.a) People who ride motorbikes must have some kind of unconscious desire to hurt themselves.
b) Riding a motorbike at high speed is one of the most exciting things you can do.
c) Motorbikes are just another means of transport.


Add up your total and see if the person described below sounds like you:

1a) 1b) 0c) 2
2a) 1b) 2c) 0
3a) 1b) 2c) 0
4a) 2b) 0c) 1
5a) 0b) 2c) 1

1-3 Very low on thrill-seeking. You like your comfort above all else. You’ll do everything possible to avoid dangerous or unpredictable situations. Why not try taking a risk now and then? You might surprise yourself!

4-7 You seem to have found a very good balance between healthy excitement and unnecessary risk. You give yourself challenges which make you an interesting person to know.

8-10 The ultimate thrill-seeker. You’re a bit of a wild one! Watch out thought that you don’t start taking stupid or dangerous risks just for the buzz. Remember it can be addictive!


Evaluators, tell us the results according to the evaluation list.

0-72 — Unsatisfied
8-103 — Satisfied
11-134 — Good
14-155 — Excellent


  1. Back-up.
  • I’ll give you cards, please, write down your comments, suggestions and wishes concerning our lesson.
  1. Home task
  • To write an essay “Travelling of my dream”
  • Conclusion
  • I liked your work at the lesson. You’ve worked hard. Thank you for your work. The lesson is over.