Lesson idea: Introducing travel

The old ones are the best! Here’s a video of a guy travelling around the world and dancing. You’ve probably seen it. I’ve used it quite a few times to generate interest in the topic of travel/geography. Actually, I think it was the first ever video I used in class. There’s the clip along with some observation questions! There are plenty of other tasks you could do with this – I’ve also got students to write down as many places as they can remember seeing, then organise these by continent. Also, I’ve given students a list of travel related vocabulary before (monument, desert, town, village, beach, etc) and got them to add a tally mark to each word every time they see it. As always, share any interesting activities you try out in the comments, I’m always looking for new ideas. Enjoy!

  1. What’s the first place Matt visits?
  2. Complete the location name:

Giant’s __________, Northern Ireland

  1. What’s the weather like in Zanzibar?
  2. Where does Matt visit in Argentina?
  3. Complete the location name:

D________ Z_____, Korea

  1. Who does he dance with in Tokyo (the first time)?
  2. What about in Papua New Guinea?
  3. What happens to him in Tonga?
  4. What’s in the background in Sydney?
  5. Complete the location name:

________ Island, Madagascar

  1. What’s behind him in Taiwan?
  2. What animal is in Singapore?
  3. Does he go into space?
  4. What is the last place he visits?

Answers: 1. Mumbai, India 2. Causeway 3. rather wet… 4. Buenos Aires 5. Demilitarised Zone 6. maids 7. a tribe 8. he gets hit by a wave 9. the Opera House 10. Lemur Island 11. Cartoon/animated characters 12. Merlion 13. No, he is in a zero gravity chamber at Nellis Air Force Base (I think) 14. Seattle, Washington

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