Hifza Khalid Khan Hifza Khalid Khan

Pre-Intermediate level


In this section of the lesson, students will review and practice functional language related to “Giving Advice”. In this the students will be exposed to how to write emails, asking and giving advice. They will be given HOs of the emails and they have to analyze the language in it so that they write a rough draft to their friend asking for advice and replying to it in a series of activities.


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a email to a friend in the context of giving advice to a friend visiting your country.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan and deduction reading practice using a text about giving and asking for advice in the context of of traveling to another country through email.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

* T will tell the Ss that she is going on a trip. * T will show a picture of Cairo with pyramids and ask them to guess in pairs. CCQs: where will i be going? * T will tell them that I haven't been to Cairo before. So i would want some more information before i travel. * T will ask the Ss in groups to make a list of things i should ask my friend before i leave? *T will ask one student from each group to write the things they have written in the list on the WB.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

*T will then provide the students with the email text that she sent to her friend. * Ss will skim through the text. * T will ask the students to underline the things I asked my friend & ask the Ss if some of the things similar on the list? * T will give them HO of the reply from the friend. * T will ask show some questions on the board. * Ss will be asked to answer the questions.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

*T will now focus on asking for and giving advice. *T will ask them CCQs e.g. what was i asking for and what is my friend giving. *T will ask students to turn the emails over and give them a HO with jumbled up statements. Firstly, they have to in pairs complete the sentences. *T will reshuffle the classroom and make them arrange it in the correct order of asking for advice and giving advice. *T will ask them to read the emails again to check with their partner if the order was correct. *T will ask the students what expressions were used in the exercise to give advice and write them on the board. If time then T will give another HO in which they have to complete the sentences with the help of the words given and from previous HO and the board. *ss will do this in pairs.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

*T will provide them with a list of things to write in an email which they have already made, a topic, what would you like to say, what would you write in each paragraph, how will you start and finish your email. *Ss have to write a rough email to their friend who is visiting them in groups. *T will divide the WC in to groups; the first time all of them will write the emails. *T will then divide the groups ask half the students to move to the other group and write a reply.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

*Ss after finishing will share the email they sent from one group & reply the other group. They will read them aloud. *While they are reading T will write some of the errors did while reading and writing. *Ss will correct them.

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