Safa Riahi Safa Riahi

Intermediate level


In this lesson the students will practise guided writing in the context of writing postcard


Abc Answer keys 1
Abc a picture
Abc Pictures and name cards
Abc White board
Abc Postcards
Abc Handout 1

Main Aims

  • To practise guided writing in the context of writing postcards

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practise reading for specific information
  • to provide controlled practice for writing postcards


Lead-in (7-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask ss where do they spend their holidays: where do you go? where do you want to go? what countries you want to visit Tell ss to look to the pictures of different countries around the room, and try to guess the country of each photo.

Useful Language (7-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for the reading practice

Nightlife: eliciting by showing them a picture CCQs: does nightlife mean just partying? (no) Is it a day-life activity? (no) Typical : eliciting what are the normal symptoms of a flu? .... is there another word for normal? CCQs: does typical mean mean something u don't expect? (no) Tell me what are the typical plates of food we eat in Aid (couscous, mloukhya...) sightseeing: what do we call the activity of visiting interesting places, especially by people on holiday?

reading task (4-5 minutes) • to expose ss to features of postcards

demonstrate to students that am going to give them cards of postcards and pictures of different places around the world, and in groups they need to match them in 2minutes ss work in groups monitor feedback: (if needed) ss hang the matching cards on the board

Genre Analysis (5-5 minutes) • to expose ss with features of postcards

explain to the ss when writing postcards we often leave out words to save space: provide example on the board: we're having a good time. The food is wonderful Give the ss handout and demonstrate the activity 1 ( decide where the words in the box should go) do the first one with the ss monitor pair check Feedback: flash out answer key

Practice (7-7 minutes) • To provide practice for the guided writing

activity 2: demonstrate that they are going to circle the words that can be left out Ss do the second activity Monitor Pair check Feedback: handout answer key

writing task (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice guided writings

what do we write in a postcard? elicit the language Tell the ss to imagine they are on a holiday (in anyplace of the world) and they're going to write a postcard to an English speaking friend divide the class into 2 groups: each ss writes the name of the place they're in, Each ss writes 1 question on the other groups' postcard each ss will have 5 questions on their postcards ICQs how many questions are you going to write?(one) how many questions are you going to answer? (five) Elicit the questions Did you have fun? How was the weather? Did you go shopping? How was the food? Where did you stay? Monitor to see what questions are they writing Distribute postcards Ss write the place Ss write questions on the others postcards tell them that they have 7 to 10min minutes to write Ss write their postcards feedback: ss hang their postcards on the walls tell the students to read other's postcards and focus on the punctuation mistakes and capital letters T double checks Error correction on the board

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