Writing a Cover Letter / Application Email
To provide Ss with product writing practice of formal emails and cover letter in the context of a job application.
To provide deduction reading practice in the context of a job application.
Procedure (39-50 minutes)
Ask the Ss - Have you ever applied for a job online ? What did you have to do in the process? What did you have to do for the application? Ss discuss in their groups, T feed in necessary language.
Ss work in groups to order the paper strips of a job application email and put them together on the w/b under correct headings. Ss then group the new set of paper strips for the variation of each item under the headings and place them on w/b. T monitors. Take notes for delayed language feedback stage.
T clarifies the sentence structures and necessary/ useful vocabulary from the Ss to clarify some of the lexis and it's use. Ss engage and the examples are organised as appropriate on the board.
Students practice writing a cover letter / application email for the posting of a customer service agent. T monitors. Notes down any language to be reformulated or corrected for the delayed feedback stage.
T writes the student errors and good language on the board to be corrected or reformulated. Elicits the answers from the Ss, corrects them finally.