One of my all time teaching activities has been the use of Restauraunt ads and up coming events from an English language Newpaper-if not local you will have to make a simple map to help them out.
-first What kinds of food do you like? ^-language and nationalities
OK. Where can I get a fish soup? ^- foods and intro prepositions-places/ locations
Have copies of ads and have them search, underline and highlight your vocabulary targets
Get them to ask each other !
This activity can be expanded used weekly or take up a whole class.
Then the great final leap. Have them write some adds for fake events/dining places.
And you areoff and running again!
Claire Zsako Redman -38 years ESL teacher
Caracas, VenezuelaEverthing but the articles ! Using newpaper ads,