Overview: Renata talks to John about his experience of travel.
Language level: E3
All images from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/
•Getting students to talk about their experiences of travel.
• Childhood aspirations/ambitions/dreams.
• Use the images of maps provided. Can the studentsidentify the places mentioned? Use image with magnification to find place names at http://www.esoluk.co.uk/up_north/images/Worldmap.jpg
• Looking at maps; points of the compass (northeast, south west, etc.); relative positions of countries (off the coast of, south of).
• Looking at differences between spoken and written language (false starts, repetitions,back channelling).
• Turn taking (how one speaker knows when it’s time for them to talk.)
• Idiomatic expressions.
• Emboldened wordsand chunks indicate colloquial or interesting language use.
|No. |speaker |conversation|
| |Renata: |So, what is your recent experience of travelling? |
| |John:|I’ve actually not travelled much abroad, erm, apart from conferences associated with my research for quite a long time |
| | |now. But erm as a kid I always wanted totravel. I read a lot of books about about travel and I- I was always fascinated |
| | |by what I read about other countries, so I worked abroad three- three times. I worked inAfrica, er I worked in Singapore,|
| | |and I’ve worked in North America, and each of those jobs gave me [the] opportunity to travel in surrounding countries so I|