Every day, someone from somewhere in the world looks at my post about questions and answers about a vacation (simple past). That helps me to understand that this is a very important and interesting subject for many people. One of the teachers at my university helped my students with this task. They watched her videos from her trip and prepared questions. She came to class and told us more about her 3-week trip to Indonesia. The students asked their excellent questions. After she talked to us, they wrote what they remembered from her stories about the trip. Great work!!
How was your trip?
What was your best bit?
Did you like walking in the mountains?
Who did you travel with?
How many days did you travel?
Did you buy souvenirs?
Could your baby swim?
Did you have any trouble with your…
Did your husband enjoy the trip?
What was the weather like?
What did you like eating?
What does the food taste like?
What did you discover on the trip?
What did you drink?
What was the difference between this place and other places that you’ve visited?
Where was the most beautiful scenery?
Did you have a nice view from your room?
Did you like the weather in Indonesia?
Did you like your trip?
How did you feel about the Indonesian people?
After the class, students wrote summaries about what the teacher said about her trip. These are some of their many comments:
On her trip, I like the beautiful scenery on the mountain with the lake. I really like eating seafood and noodles, like in Indonesia.
I want to take a trip like this because I love travelling to new countries, eating delicious food, and buying some souvenirs. If I take a trip overseas, I will discover something new but I’m very tired when I travel by plane. I hope I will get used to it.
She visited Indonesia for 3 weeks with her family. I think it’s an interesting trip because she had a lot of time to enjoy it. She visited two islands. She went swimming with her daughter. She says the people there were very friendly. She loves the hot weather because in England, it’s very cold.
She had a great trip. She went with her husband and her daughter. She went to the beach and the mountains. She walked on a mountain. There, she can take lots of photos.
Her trip is good because she had an amazing trip. She went to Gili Island with her husband and her baby. She went on the trip for 15 days. She walked on the beach and she walked on the volcano. Her baby is so heavy that she gave her to another person to take care of. Her favourite food is mostly seafood.
I think her trip is very interesting. She went to Indonesia with her husband and her daughter and 5 other people. I like her trip to the sea. The beach she came to is very beautiful and the seafood is very good. Her family was very happy for 15 days. I also want to go to that beach.
I think it was a very good trip. It would help me to experience new things. It would get me knowledge about abroad. I’d like to climb the mountain. I hope I will go travelling with my family in the future.
It was a long trip and fun. Through that, I draw a lot of experience. Travelling on long trips needs preparation.
I see that her baby is so cute. I really like the baby. I think her beach trip is the most fun because I also like going to the beach. I really like her trip.
She travelled in Indonesia. She went with her husband and daughter along with five other people. She had a long trip. She went to the beach and went to the mountains. She took a lot of photos. I like her trip because it’s very interesting. I think her daughter was happy to go to the beach.
I think her trip is very interesting. I’d like to swim in the middle of the lake. I like taking photos of a nice view. I’d like to go to Indonesia. I love travelling. I like climbing mountains and staring at the sunrise. I’d like to go there to travel and experience things, the same as her.
I’m very interested in her trip. She was swimming with her husband and her baby on the beach in Indonesia. There, she was eating seafood, going canoeing, climbing the mountain, and sightseeing. I like her trip because she could discover many new things.