This lesson plan is a great way of developing students’ listening ability but also improving their writing skills. During this lesson students will learn more about one of the most colourful and diverse places in London, that is Camden Town.
- Language Level: Pre- intermediate A2
- Learner: Teens; Adults
- Activity: Speaking, vocabulary, listening
- Time: 30 mins + 60mins project
- Topic: London Tourists Attractions – Camden Town
- Materials: Photos, video
By the end of the lesson students will be more confident when writing / describing a place, learn the necessary vocabulary in order to express their own reason for visiting a tourist attraction. Plus they will understand why Camden is so popular.
- Pair discussion about favourite places in London, show photos and pre-teach vocabulary about Camden (15mins)
- Watch the video and do the activity (15mins)
- Group work- project about Camden Town (60mins)
1.Ask your students to close their eyes and imagine the following: It’s your first day in London/ Which tourist attraction are you visiting first? Are you visiting the London Eye, or you’re going to the British museum? Or maybe to Camden Market? Or Oxford Street? Why do you go there?
Students open their eyes and compare the ideas in pairs A-B. Teacher elicits answers from student A that s/he heard from student B ( this will allow students to recall what the other person said- see below).
Show students photos below, and ask what they can see in each photo, this will help you to generate interest, build context and pre-teach some useful vocabulary.
Elicit vocab ( canal, vintage, tube etc…)
2.Students are going to watch the video, before you play it, ask learners to predict the answers to there questions:
a) Where is Camden Town?
b) What’s there?
c) What people say about Camden?
Elicit possible replies and later watch the video to get the correct answers (possible answers: a.- north London, near Regent’s Park; b.- stables, vintage shops, music shops, antique shops; c.- good shops, diversity, nice place, trendy market stalls etc.)
3.Explain to students that you’re going to do a presentation about Camden so that they can show it to friends in their country or keep as a reminder of this lesson.
Split students into 3 groups
Group 1- location
Group 2 – tourist attractions in Camden
Group 3- people’s opinion about Camden
Students are going to write about the specific topic and present it including some photos/ slides. Allow your learners to use all the resources, including mobile devices, PCs. While students are writing the description make sure you check and correct if necessary. At the end of the writing process every group should present the topic, you could print out and display the presentation together with the photos Here’s a sample presentation about the location: