1. Read the postcard. Tick the activities that are mentioned. Circle the activity you can see in the photo.
6 go caving
9 go riding
13 watch wildlife
This is second day in Wales. We arrived last Saturday. The journey by coach from London was very long! We’re staying at a campsite near a lake in Snowdonia National Park. It’s very beautiful here and the weather is fantastic – warm and sunny.
Yesterday we trekked up a mountain and then climbed up a cliff. The we abseiled down the cliff! It was really fun. Today we explored the countryside near the lake, and then cycled to a town near here.
Tomorrow we’re kayaking on the lake, and maybe we’re going caving too. I can’t wait!
Say hello to Jim. Wish you were here!
Bye for now!
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Students should circle ‘abseiling’.
When you write a postcard:
1 Use the present continuous to say where you are staying.
2 Use the past simple to describe activities that you did. Use past time expressions where appropriate.
3 Use the present continuous for future arrangements that you have made.
2. Read the Writing Strategy. Then, in the postcard in exercise 1:
1 underline all the examples of the present continuous.
2 circle all the examples of the past simple.
1 ’re staying, ’re kayaking, ’re going
2 arrived, was, trekked, climbed, abseiled, was, explored, cycled, were
3. Complete the phrases with the words below.
day days hello here love soon
thinking time weather
1 I’m having a great ________. in (Italy).
2 This is third ________. in (India).
3 The ________. is (fabulous / OK / terrible).
4 We’ve only got two / three / four ________. to go.
5 Wish you were ________.!
6 _____. of you!
7 Say ________. to (David).
8 Give ________. to (your brother).
9 See you ________.
1 time 2 day 3 weather 4 days 5 here
6 Thinking 7 hello 8 love 9 soon
Imagine you are on an adventure holiday in your country. Plan a postcard. Include the following information:
– where you are staying
– the weather
– activities you did
– activities you are planning
4. Read the task above. Make notes for your postcard. Include activities from exercise 1, phrases from exercise 3 and the tenses mentioned in the Writing Strategy.
your own answers