Mahmoud Zaki Mahmoud Zaki

Post Card Writing
elementary level


Ss are provided with a model postcard to generate their own using the same layout.


Abc discovery material
Abc pictures- word cards
Abc Postcard sample

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review/ practice of past simple, present simple and present progressive in the context of describing a holiday.
  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a postcard in the context of identifying the layout and useful language to be used in the productive stage.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T uses holiday pictures and a postcard sample to set the context of the lesson (Ss are not allowed to see details of the postcard at this stage) - T elicits what holiday activities that a tourist can do in Egypt. - T elicits, pre-teaches, drills, checks and writes the words (postcard, holiday, Nile cruise, ride a horse, ride a camel and take a photo)

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

_ ss are divided into two groups. _ T elicits questions that can be answered in order to write a postcard. _ Ss are given two copies of Anthony's postcard. They are given strips of paper that they have to use to analyse the model. - They are asked to read the postcard quickly in 45 seconds and use it to decide where to stick the stripes of paper on the layout of the postcard on the wall.

Useful Language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

_ T elicits meaning and form of useful language in the text, check Ss understanding, drills and highlight it.

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

_ Individual Ss are asked to think of a place they would like to visit and what they would do there for a minute. - Ss are to write their names and the names of the places they would like to visit on sheets of papers. - Ss mingle in the class and write questions on the sheets of other Ss. - Ss go back to their sheets, provide short answers for the questions (short answers) - Ss use their answers and follow the layout of the model and use the useful language to write their postcards. _ Ss post their postcards to the walls of the class. _ Ss review and check the postcards of other Ss.

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

_ T provides feedback on content then on structure. (try to elicit)

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