It’s time to celebrate!

It’s time to celebrate!

Lesson overview

In this C2 lesson plan, students will review vocabulary related to festivals and parties, and gain new language and expressions to describe celebrations.  



The lesson starts with a short paragraph about La Tomatina festival, in which the student identifies phrasal verbs (drop off, pick up, clean up, etc.).


Separable vs inseparable phrasal verbs

The student revises two types of phrasal verbs (separable and inseparable) and puts their knowledge into practice. Furthermore, they learn phrasal verbs by filling in the gaps and circling correct prepositions.


Party idioms

The student is introduced to idioms related to partying and going out (e.g. paint the town red, drink like a fish, etc.). Then, they get to practice using these idioms.


Reading: Carnival

After reading the story about the origin of carnivals, the student does the reading comprehension exercise. Then, they match the new words from the text with their meanings.


Video: 10 things you didn’t know about the best festivals

After watching the video 10 things you didn’t know about the best festivals, the student matches the festivals with their main features


Reading: Hallowe’en

The student reads a story about the origin and meaning of Halloween. Then, they do a reading comprehension exercise and learn new words and phrases by matching them with the correct meanings. 


Vocabulary: events and festivals

The student is presented with a list of events and festivals. They need to sort them out into four categories – music festivals, religious festivals, world events, and artistic events.


Reading: The Cherry Blossom Festival

The student learns basic information about The Cherry Blossom Festival and completes some sentences to check for reading comprehension


Reading: 3 elements of a good party

By reading this passage, the student learns about the three main elements of a good party. They learn about types of parties by matching their names with the descriptions.

Then, they sort out party vocabulary into 4 categories – menu, type of party, activity, and drinks.

Finally, they learn some useful phrases to describe a good or a bad event.



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