1.en.05 Planning a trip

Planning a Trip


Now you are all ready to start planning your group trip. Split up into small groups of 3 or 4 people and work out a plan for your trip.

The group will have to create a presentation in Google drive containing a maximum of 7 slides, each of them containing visual support for every aspect of your trip: transport, accomodation, food, equipment, activities, budget, …

The features of your trip are:

1. Name of the trip: Choose a catchy slogan for your trip. What makes your trip interesting and unique?
2. Team: Introduce the members of your travel adventure. What makes them special? What are their strong points? What will they be responsible for?
3. Destinations: Why? What makes that destination attractive? (We have chosen to…)

You must visit three different destinations in at least two different continents
4. Length of the trip: The trip shouldn’t last more than 2 weeks. Be realistic and think of concrete dates. (We’ll leave on the…; we’ll be back on the … )

5. Means of transport: Your trip should include at least 3 different means of transport.
Why have you chosen them? (We’ll travel/we’ll be travelling)
6. Equipment:will you need any special equipment ?
7. Accommodation /food: You must plan in advance. What kind of accomodation you will be staying in; hotel, campsite, bungalow, … Are there any typical dishes you would like to try?

8. Activities: You must decide on at least one activity to do in each destination. You can include visits (museums, landmarks, monuments, …); excursions (to places of interest, hikes, …), sport or recreational activities (scuba diving, sailing, parachuting, …)
9. Budget: Make an estimate of the money you will need per person/per day. You must split your budget into travelling expenses, accomodation, cost of activities and others (food, …).
10. Sources: What are the sources you used to plan your trip?


Click on the link below to get a copy of the guidelines for your presentation

Planning a trip. Guidelines

11. Postcard: Don’t forget to include a final slide with a postcard for your classmates!!!!!!!

You can learn about writing postcards in the next post click HERE

There’s several websites that will help you:

Travel checklist

Tips to make the oral presentation attractive:

• Power point slides are meant to provide visual support. You can include a short video, a
map, photos, charts
• Only important data should be included in the slides.
• You must not read.
• Be enthusiastic. Trap your audience attention.
• Only include images and information you can explain and identify.
• Speakers must use the power point images, charts, videos to support what they are saying.

1.en.04 Going on a trip

Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to get ready for a trip? We are going to try to ease the process by looking at the steps we must take.


1st What kind of luggage should I take? Look at the pic, can you name the different types of luggage in it?

Luggage numbered big

Click on the image below if you would like to know more about different types of luggage:

What would you think of a piece of luggage you could travel on? Have a look at the ultimate travel gear:



2nd Now you can decide what type of luggage suits your best depending on the trip you are going to make. You ony need to pack. Maybe you could learn a lesson from a famous character, Mr. Bean! https://www.youtube.com/embed/6r0dr_juOiI?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

Needless to say we should learn a better way of packing. See what an expert has to tell us. Watch this video from Heathrow Airport. https://www.youtube.com/embed/LIk8v__Osm8?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

The weekend

Listen to two friends talking about their plans for the weekend. Then, answer the comprehension questions.