Unit 10: After a Vacation


  • Give ESL kids more practice on the use of the simple past tense for talking about activities in the past
  • The lesson places particular emphasis on the simple past tense form of irregular verbs.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

after-vacation video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

after-vacation game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

after-vacation test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'After a Vacation'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Students have just returned from their summer vacation. Ms. Ann asks them to get into a group and talk about their vacation. Bob and Sally went to London, where they saw Big Ben. Freddie and Lisa went to New York City where they saw the Statue of Liberty and watched a musical on Broadway. After the group discussion, Ms. Ann asks for a recommendation on where to go for her next vacation.


Irregular past tense

go went
see saw
meet met
do did
have had
meet met
take took
eat ate
fly flew

Regular past tense (-ed /-d)

walk walked
travel traveled
visit visited
dance danced

Key Sentences

 Visit to London

  • Where did you go for your vacation?
  • We went to London.
  • What did you see in London?
  • We saw Big Ben.
  • Did you meet the Queen in London?
  • No, we didn't meet the Queen.
  • Yes, we met the Queen.
  • Did you have a good time?
  • Yes, we had a lot of fun.

Visit to New York

  • How did you travel to New York City?
  • We traveled by plane?
  • What places did you visit in New York City?
  • We visited the Statue of Liberty.
  • What did you eat in New York City?
  • We ate lots of good food.

This lesson is part of the Level 6 English course.

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