To provide gist and detailed reading practice using an email about personal news
To provide product writing practice of an email that contains personal news
Procedure (30-42 minutes)
T asks Ss :do you have emails? Do you use them? T asks Ss why do they use emails ? T asks Ss to work in pairs to answer the question. T monitors Ss and help them if they need help. T gets FB from WC and elicites from them using emails to exchange personal news.
T gives Ss a handout(teacher made) to answer questions related to the email: Who sent this email and to whom? Is it a formal or informal email? What kind of topics is this email about? T asks Ss to read the questions first. T asks Ss to have a quick look at the email:"have a quick look at the email and answer these questions" T asks Ss to work first individually and then in pairs. T monitors and provides help if needed. T gives Ss the answer and asks them to check their answers.
T gives Ss handouts(teacher made). T asks Ss to match the words with their meanings. T asks Ss to work first individually and then in pairs, T monitors and helps if needed. T gives Ss the answers and asks them to check if their answers are correct or not. T asks Ss how do you pronounce..... and let them pronounce words and correct pronunciation if needed. Ss drill chorally and individually.
T asks Ss to read the email and complete the email from Pia to her friend Ian using the words in the box. T demonstrates the first one as an example:"it was great". T gives them three minutes to answer the exercise. T asks Ss to check their answers in pairs. T monitors and provides help if needed. T gives Ss the answers to check.
T asks Ss to read the email again and to answer the the questions in exercise 2. T gives Ss two minutes to answer the questions. T asks Ss to work in pairs and check their answers. T monitors and helps Ss if needed. T gives Ss the answers and asks them to check if their answers are correct or not.
T goes through the skeleton email and ask Ss to suggest ideas for what Ian might say in reply to Pia. T asks Ss to work in pairs and invent a reply from Ian to Pia email. T monitors and help Ss if needed. T encourages Ss to think of creative ideas to reply. T asks each group to check the email written by the other group. T asks Ss to choose the best ideas.