Teaching Practice 2
Upper Intermediate level
Writing a formal letter
Listening for specific detail
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
T will write "Formal Letter" and "Informal Letter" on the WB. Engage Ss by asking the differences between the two. Elicit answers and examples from the Ss. Quick activity - Divide the class into 2 or 3 groups. Ss will be given a handout with some words/phrases. They have to decide if it is used in an informal (IN) or formal (F) situations. The fastest group with all the correct answers wins!
Hand out pg. 46 to the students Ss and focus on the advertisement in ex. 1. Ask students to read it quickly and ask if they have seen similar advertisements before. Set the questions and play the recording. Put Ss in pairs to compare and check answers as a class.
Put Ss in pairs, introduce the character and set the questions. Ex. 2. Pg 46. Tell the students that the sentences are what Philip Bey says not writes. Check answers as a class. Put Ss into pairs to underline the words/phrases he uses ex.3a and discuss the questions b. Check answers and go through the language notes in the TB. Put Ss into pairs and ask them to do ex.3c. Monitor and help if necessary. Hand out the answers for Ss to check.
Give Ss a few minutes to find the phrases in ex. 4, pg.46. Elicit some examples and write them on the board. Check that the Ss understand the phrases.
Hand out pg.139 to the Ss. Get them to choose one of the languages. Put Ss in pairs to think of four things that went wrong, and then elicit examples and write them on the WB. Using the ideas on the WB or their own ideas, Ss write the letter. If time allows, have Ss to write in class and then exchange letters among Ss for them to see each other's letters. If time is short, set it as homework.