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Let's Travel America

Let's Travel America

Students role play a one week trip to the United States. They have 2000 USD to travel America. They must compare costs and not go over the budget.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Travel

Time:  90 minutes

Preparation

  • Prepare information cards about 8 popular cities or use Handout A with ready made cards.
  • Make one copy of Handout B, Travel Costs, for each group.

Procedure

1

Ask the students to brainstorm how much things cost in the US (i.e., average hotel, rural area hotel, city hotel, camp or hostel, gas, tipping, fast food, restaurant, etc.)

2

Elicit student ideas and give correct answers. Pass out Handout B, Travel Costs, to each group.

3

Put the students into 8 groups. Write the 8 chosen cities on the board.

4

Ask the groups to decide which city they would like to visit.

5

Pass out the city information cards, or Handout A, to the groups. Each group should receive information about one city.


Explain the role-play:

You and your group members are going to travel America for 6 nights, 7 days. As a group, you have $2,000 USD. Plan a travel itinerary for your week in the US. Where will you go? What will you do? What will you see? What will you eat?

6

Afterwards, ask each group to report back to the class about their city and their travel plan.

Extended Practice

Students have a discussion about which city they would like to visit, based on the presentations.

Printable Worksheets

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Handout A
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Handout B
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