Here’s an ESL dialogue lesson about checking in at the airport counter for Grade 12 students:
Lesson Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to successfully check in at an airport counter and communicate effectively with the airport staff.
- Picture of an airport check-in counter
- Handout with vocabulary related to airport check-in and travel
- Role-play scenarios for students to practice checking in at an airport counter
Warm-up: Begin the lesson by asking students about their travel experiences. Have they ever traveled by plane? How did they check in at the airport? What do they remember about the process? This will help activate students’ prior knowledge and get them thinking about the topic.
Vocabulary: Introduce key vocabulary related to airport check-in and travel. Provide students with a handout with the vocabulary words and definitions. Examples of words to include:
- Boarding pass
- Checked baggage
- Carry-on luggage
- Security checkpoint
- Departure gate
- Flight number
- Seat assignment
Modeling: Show students a picture of an airport check-in counter and walk them through the process of checking in for a flight. Use simple language and gestures to demonstrate what to do. Explain the purpose of checking in and how it helps ensure a smooth boarding process.
Role-play: Divide students into pairs and assign roles (airport staff and passenger). Provide them with role-play scenarios for checking in at an airport counter. Encourage students to use the vocabulary they learned earlier in the lesson and to speak clearly and confidently. After each scenario, provide feedback on their communication skills and give tips for improvement.
Assessment: To assess students’ understanding of the lesson, ask them to write a short paragraph summarizing the check-in process at an airport. Have them use as many vocabulary words as possible and write in complete sentences.
Closing: Conclude the lesson by asking students to share what they learned about checking in at an airport. Encourage them to reflect on their own communication skills and identify areas where they can improve. Remind them that being able to communicate effectively is an important skill in any setting, including at the airport.
Role 1: Passenger (P)
Role 2: Airport Staff (A)
Scenario: Checking in for a domestic flight
P: Excuse me, I would like to check in for my flight to Toronto, please.
A: Sure, may I see your boarding pass and passport, please?
P: Here you go.
A: Thank you. Can I also have your check-in baggage?
P: Yes, I have one suitcase to check-in.
A: Okay, let me weigh it and print out a baggage tag. Your suitcase weighs 20 kg, is that correct?
P: Yes, that’s right.
A: Great. Here’s your baggage tag. Please make sure to keep your boarding pass and passport with you at all times.
P: Okay, thank you.
A: You’re welcome. Do you have any carry-on luggage?
P: Yes, I have a backpack.
A: Alright, please put your backpack on the scale so I can check its weight.
P: It weighs about 5 kg.
A: Okay, that’s within the carry-on limit. Here’s your boarding pass. Your flight number is AC1234 and your departure gate is C10. Boarding will begin in 45 minutes.
P: Thank you so much!
A: No problem. Have a good flight!
Note: Encourage students to use the vocabulary words they learned earlier in the lesson, such as “boarding pass,” “passport,” “checked baggage,” “carry-on luggage,” “flight number,” and “departure gate.” Remind them to speak clearly and confidently, and to ask questions if they don’t understand something.