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Plan A Vacation Activity – English Vocabulary Poster

by | Jun 28, 2022

plan a vacation activity

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How to use this activity

Believe it or not, your students will use this little poster to plan a vacation. They will do so by associating the red flags with the blue circles and generate one complete and complex sentence. This can be organized however you like, individually, in pairs, in small groups or as a class.

Give your students a time limit to associate the red and blue fragments to create a full and complex phrase. This phrase will end up as a suggestion for a vacation plan. If playing individually, students take turns presenting their vacation plan to the class. If it is grammatically correct and logical, they earn a point. After all have presented their vacation plans, vote on the best one. That student earns a bonus point. Repeat! Play the same way if working in pairs or groups.

You could also have students comment on each other’s vacation plans to improve them. Or, ask some follow-up questions.

For example:

Let’s go camping in the middle of nowhere for the weekend because it’s cheap but not too hot and there aren’t many people.



This plan a vacation activity will show your students how easy it is to generate long, complex and descriptive sentences with some very basic tools. Students can be overwhelmed by these types of long sentences, but they are also aching to be able to employ them! This is a great way to give them some patterns to focus on.

Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.


  1. brandley_1999

    This is horrible! Especially for Japanese ESL students; it at least needs to be color-coded; at least be the same color as the conjunctions and the sentence beginners!

    • Ian Kime

      The challenge for your students is to associate the type of information (the blue circles) with the correct preposition or structure (the red banners). By doing this, they can more accurately use those prepositions and structures in the future rather than relying on color-coded information which does not make them think about the association.

  2. cb

    I’m not sure if it’s just me, but on several of the latest Screenz the “download pdf” button doesn’t seem to download anything and simply reloads this page in a new tab.

    • Ian Kime

      Thanks for letting us know, all of the links have been updated 🙂


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