Seda Seda

Party, Writing Lesson
Beginner, A1 level


In this lesson, Ss will revise the adjectives related to food. They will practice writing through listening,dictation, running dictation activities and finally they will write their own e-mail to a friend.


Abc gap-fill hand out
Abc an blank e-mail template
Abc mind map
Abc text
Abc jumbled text
Abc a piece of blank paper
Abc sentences for running dictation
Abc pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of an e-mail in the context of food / party

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about party in the context of party


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows some pictures to the Ss and want Ss to find the topic . (a terrible party).

Brainstorm (5-6 minutes) • to help Ss categorise their ideas, introduce mindmaps, vocabulary focus.

T tells Ss to call out anything that comes to mind connected with the topic . t. writes up everything on the board, no discussion or commends needed. T invites Ss to select ideas they like and can use. Everyone should have something they can make use of.

Skim reading model (6-7 minutes) • to introduce a model, skimming skills.

T gives Ss a jumbled reading text. First students try to complete information gap activity. After that they read and reorder the text. They check the text in pairs. T gives the answer key to the Ss.

Reading in detail (5-6 minutes) • to practise detailed reading skills, Ss see the relevance of mind map.

Ss compare the text with the mind map. They discuss " Is all the information from the mind map included?"Where?

Fast-writing (5-6 minutes) • to overcome "blank page error" and to get ideas flowing .

T tells the Ss that they need a piece of paper. T explains the rules: start writing/ don't stop writing/don't put your pencils down/ don't worry about grammar/don't stop or go back/ keep writing until I say "stop"

Extra (Runnig Dictation) (4-5 minutes) • to help students gathering their ideas

T divides the class into 2 groups. S1 runs out of the class , reads sentences, memorize it and come back to the class, says what she/he memorized and S2 writes the sentence that she/he hear.

Writing (8-10 minutes) • to practice writing and provide accuracy

Ss write an email to a friend and they tell about the party of a friend. They use brain map and fast writing text and dictation text to help them.

Feedback and Error Correction (1-2 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T groups sts into two groups and they read each others work, they give comments. As a result of comments Ss can write a new draft of their work at home and submit it to readers for comments.

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