Norhan Maher Norhan Maher

TP#6
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, Ss practice their reading skills for a gist and specific information. They also learn how to write informal emails. The lesson starts with a discussion about the purposes of using emails. This is followed by a reading activity where Ss read an email and complete it using words in the box. Then,Ss read again the email to search for specific information to answer exercise 2. After that, Ss work in groups to invent a reply to the email in exercise 1. Finally,Ss compare their emails with others in the class to choose the best one.

Materials

Abc Handout (Teacher made)
Abc Handout inside out intermediate (Inside Out Intermediate)

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using an email about personal news

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of an email that contains personal news

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

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.

Pre-teaching Vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To learn the vocabulary in the context of the reading text

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.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

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.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

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.

Post-Reading/Listening (7-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

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.

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