sign up forgot password

ESL Lesson Plans: Subway Announcements

Level: ESL High-Intermediate

Objectives: familiarize students with the language of subway announcements, discuss possible scenarios encountered while on transit system premises

Teacher Notes:
1. Warm Up: Brainstorming the Topic
Start with the conversation questions to brainstorm the topic. Based on class size, talk about 1-2 questions as a whole class and assign the rest for group discussion. (see questions 1-4 below). Alternatively, let students go through all the questions in their groups and then take them up to share their views and experiences.
2. Vocabulary: Word Partnerships
Focus on common word partnerships (collocations) used in subway announcements that follow. Exemplify as shown below. Encourage to come up with as many combinations as possible.
3. Comprehension: Arranging in a Logical Order
Students number sentences to create (logical) subway announcements as they would sound on transit premises. After initial checking, have students take turns read announcements out loud to a partner. Monitor pronunciation.
4. Grammar and Writing: A Verb or Noun?
Students make sentences with words that have the same form as verbs or nouns.
5. Extension: students make a subway announcement issued due to a police investigation in the area. They’re to give instructions to the riders about alternative trip arrangements. (Tip: have subway maps available for distribution to help plan an alternative route)
Student Worksheet:

Membership is required to see the rest of ESL Lesson Plans: Subway Announcements. Please click here to sign in or create an account.

  Name (required)   
  Mail (required)(will not be published)    
Type the characters you see in the picture

CAPTCHA Code Image


ESL Lesson Plan Subway Announcements.pdf

ESL Student Blog | ESL Teacher Blog | About Us | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement