This activity provides short listening practice based around a conversation between a customer and sales person. The conversation is to enquire about excursions. 

Derek Spafford

In this lesson, students will listen to a dialogue in a travel agents. They will put the dialogue in the correct order and listen to check answers. There are also suggestions for developing the theme of travel to practise specific areas of grammar.


  • To practise listening skills
  • To improve students’ vocabulary and speaking skills

Age group:



CEF level A2-B1


30 minutes plus time for developing the theme


The lesson plan, transcript and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below

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Submitted by Pavan Kaur on Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:33

Hello Cath Thank for your response. Ragards

Submitted by Pavan Kaur on Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:06

Hello I would like to know - what's the purpose of dialogue cut up? How can one use dialogue cut up?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:27

In reply to by Pavan Kaur

Hi Pavan In the lesson plan it suggests that when students listen a second time to the audio, they should work in pairs totry to put the dialogue in the correct order. Enjoy the lesson, Cath

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