Mahmoud Hassan Ghonaimy Mahmoud Hassan Ghonaimy

A letter of advice
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will be discussing what people do when they have a problem. In this context, they'll be reading some letters of advice. Afterwards, they will be writing their own letter of advice, which is the main aim of this lesson.


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a letter of advice

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about a letter of advice in order to inspire students to come up with their own.


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

- Show a picture in slide one and elicit some responses. - Elicit the word therapist. Then, T will ask students to discuss the questions on exercise 9 in this context. T will monitor the discussions and then ask some students questions by nominating them individually.

Exposure (9 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading.

- T gives the students the dilemma on exercise 10A. They'll read the text individually. Then, in pairs, they'll discuss what the person should do. Afterwards, the T nominates some students to share their answers. - In the second part, T gives the Ss the two responses on 10B. They'll choose which one they agree with and discuss this in pairs again.

Useful Language (9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- First, T gives the students exercise 10C, D and asks them to see which ones the letter of advice includes. They'll work in pairs. Then, T gets feedback from students. - Elicit that Q10C (3) is advice and elicit more ways to give advice and write on the board. - Qualify what you say 11A in 1 min, then show the answers on the board. - Drill (C & I) and then stick on the board.

Productive Task(s) (15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

First, T gives the students a HO with a dilemma. Ss will read the dilemma on their own. Then, in pairs, they'll discuss possible solutions to this dilemma. Students are encouraged to take notes at this point. T asks the students to write their own letter of advice. During the activity, T will monitor the Ss individually and help them if necessary.

Feedback and Error Correction (7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Write some of the correct examples and correct examples or give out a checklist.

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