Writing a Formal Letter
Get students to write a formal letter.
Listening for specific datail.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
Hand the students sheets Give them instructions how to fill the chart with the sentences according to the classification of language, whether the sentences are formal or informal. Use ICQ's to clarify any misunderstanding. Give SS 2 minutes to do the exercise in pairs. Monitor and help when necessary Check the answers as a whole class. In 2 minutes SS discuss the next exercise and check whether the sentences are true or false. Check the answers as a whole class.
Hand out pg. 46 to the students SS focus on the advertisement in ex1 pg.46 and discuss it as a whole class. Use the white board to set the following questions: -What is the advertisement all about? -What does the course promise to do? -What does the 'special package' and how much does it cost? Students discuss the answers in pairs and then check them as a whole class.
In ex.2 pg. 46 ,give students instructions about how to guess the meaning of the sentences . In pairs, do the exercise and check the answers as a whole class. In ex.3a ,Students work in pairs, read the letter and underline the complaining words the writer used. Check the answers as a whole class. Discuss the question in ex. 3b and hand out the answers to check. Do ex.3c in pairs. Monitor and help if/when necessary. Hand out the answers to check.
In ex. 4 pg. 46, Underline any other phrases they may find useful in a letter of complaint. Elicit some examples and write them on the board. Check that the students understand the phrases.
Photocopy and hand out p.g139 to the SS. Get them to think of four things that went wrong. Elicit examples and write them on the board. Use the ideas on the board or to get SS write the letter. If time allows , have SS write in class and then exchange letters among SS to see each others letters. If time is short, the letter will be set as HW.