Trip Advisor

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I December 21, 2021
General English, Speaking Lessons
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Predictions, Future Tenses
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students engaged in an online English lesson discussing travel and the various ways people may plan a trip, while practicing future verb tenses.

Lesson Overview

What’s plan B? In this lesson, students will discuss travel and the various ways people may plan a trip. This lesson features a video about the Tripadvisor app and the many services it offers to help organize and plan your travels. Students will learn and practice future verb tenses, predictions, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Learners will explore the use of future verb tenses including the simple future, future continuous, and "going to" for predictions and plans. They will practice constructing sentences to talk about future travel plans, predictions about travel trends, and personal intentions related to traveling.

  • Listening: Students will listen to a video detailing the features of the TripAdvisor mobile app. This exercise aims to improve their understanding of spoken English related to travel planning and app functionalities. They will practice identifying key information and details about app usage and benefits.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions about their travel planning experiences and preferences. They will use future tense structures to share plans and predictions about their own travel or the general trends in travel. Role-plays may include planning a trip using the TripAdvisor app, discussing travel preferences, or debating the impact of technology on travel planning.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce vocabulary related to travel and technology, such as "last-minute offers," "booking," "sync," "itinerary," and "mobile app." Students will learn these terms in the context of travel planning and use them in discussions and activities.

  • Homework: Students will complete exercises using the future tenses to describe upcoming travel plans or predict changes in travel behavior. They will also match phrases and complete sentences with the correct form of future verbs to reinforce their learning of future tense usage in English.


Do you have a digital travel companion? Hotels, activities, and restaurants are all at your fingertips. Watch this video to learn how to find the best deals to ensure that your trip is a complete success. Where will you go on your next journey?

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

make the most of something [idiom]: to use or enjoy something as much as possible
on the go [phrase]: very active or busy
the loop [noun]: a group of people who know about or have influence or control over something
at one’s fingertips [idiom]: (especially of information) readily available; accessible
backup plan [noun phrase]: a plan for some alternative course of action in case another plan fails
skip-the-line pass [noun]: a ticket one buys in order to go quickly through a line while skipping others who are waiting
sync [verb]: to synchronize or connect between devices
emergency fund [noun]: a financial safety net for future problems or unexpected expenses
pre-book [adjective]: book (something) in advance
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