This lesson consists of a main text describing a 'gap year' and why people might take one. Task 4 has some short descriptions of gap year placements. It explores attitudes towards personal freedom and adventure and looks briefly at the spirit of adventure of British explorers and young people in Britain today. The material integrates reading, speaking and vocabulary, and students will give their opinions about adventure and taking time out to travel.
Topic: Attitudes to adventure and exploration, taking a gap year.
• To develop reading skills.
• To develop vocabulary related to adventures and travel.
• To practise speaking skills.
• To practise describing future ambitions.
Age group: 13 - adult
Level: B1 / B2
Time: 60 – 90 minutes
Materials: Spirit of Adventure student worksheet, lesson plan and discussion cards.
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