9th June 2020
For these exercises, refer to the previous blog (‘Holiday of a Lifetime’). Put class into small groups and assign a city to each one. The groups have to make a presentation, using advertising-style language: hyperbolic adjectives, expressions, phrases. Furthermore, they must really ‘sell’ the holiday, so they can practice their intonation and stress skills.
The blurb contains the selling points, while the practicalities has information. The style should change for these two parts – the teacher can demonstrate.
The first city is:
Jewel of Asia
Fly to Thailand’s Royal Capital
3-day city break.
Tour to Royal Palace (see the Emerald Buddha)
Famous temples, mouth-watering food
Malls with the latest in fashion and technology
traditional music and dance
Nightlife second to none
This city will stay with you forever
All-inclusive package – flights, transfers, half-board,
3*** hotel in downtown area, close to skyrail
Mr Paul tours – visit our website firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are encourages to add their own information and to make use of classroom facilities such as internet, Google images etc to enhance their presentation.
To make it more competitive, the students have to vote on which holiday sounds most impressive.