Fatemeh Pakdaman Shahri Fatemeh Pakdaman Shahri

A1 level


In this lesson Ss are going to learn how to write postcards, and incorporate conjunctions :"and", "but" in their writing.


Abc writing exercise
Abc Gap-fill HO #1
Abc post card writing
Abc detailed questions
Abc google picture
Abc Gist reading, a postcard

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a postcards in the context of holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Holiday Postcards in the context of travel


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and pre-teach the vocabulary

I am going to set the lesson context by asking them about their previous holiday, and at the same time test, teach, test whether they know the meaning of "holiday" or not. By eliciting examples (their personal experience) and putting a picture of a beach on the board and asking them about their favorite kind of music, pointing to the person in the picture lying on the beach, listening to music this will be done. Then I will drill the new words and write them on the WB.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

I will chest a HO, which is a postcard and instruct them to read it in order to find the answer to this question: "Where are they on holiday?" which is a reading for gist task. Then I will get WCFB. My ICQs would be: "How many questions are you answering?" "What is it?"

Scan reading (4-5 minutes) • To provide Ss with the opportunity to practice reading for specific information

I will chest another HO and instruct them to read the passage in one minute again and find the right answer individually, and then check them in pairs. After that I will get the WCFB. My ICQs would be: "Individually or in pairs?" and "Are you reading it in 5 minutes?"

Help with writing (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

By setting a few examples on the contrast between positive and negative sentences joined by "and" and "but, I will clarify the structure and usage. Then I will illustrate an example on the WB, chest another HO and tell them to join the sentences in two minutes, using "and" and "but". My ICQs: "How many sentences are you writing?", "Five minutes?" After that, they are going to check their answer with a new partner. Then I will get the WCFB.

Productive Task(s) (3-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

I will do grouping by assigning the students numbers, give each group a hand out and tell them to fill in the blanks. Whichever group gets to finish first can fill out the enlarged HO on the WB.

productive task (10-12 minutes) • practice target language in the context of writing

I will give the students postcards and ask them to complete it, while choosing the an audience from their classmates, deliver it to them. They will have 3 minutes to do this. My ICQ is: "How many minutes do you have?" Then I will ask a few of the recipients to read what they have received.

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

In case of hearing mistakes, I will write them on the board, and ask the students to correct what they think might be wrong.

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