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Reading Lesson / An email to a hotel
Elementary Level level


In this lesson, the students will read a letter about a hotel . This is a mail to a hotel and they will focus on reading skill and in this way, they will do the related questions about the letter to practice their understanding. After that, they will have a 'fill in the blanks 'type exercise. Then they will learn some phrases how to write a letter to somewhere else .After that, they will write short simple paragraph including this information. They do this activity with their partner . In this way , they will practice their writing skill as well.


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Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is to provide the students to practice their reading skill with the help of the activities. Moreover, they will have practiced gist reading and detailed reading.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The subsidiary aim of the lesson is to provide the students practice their writing and speaking skill. They will create their own dialogue about hotel and learn the topic better and effectively.


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

In this part of my lesson, I will show a picture of the hotel and ask the students 'what do you see in the picture?' . They guess about their partners. I get the ideas from the students. Then, I explain that we will read a text about the hotel that they have seen.

Pre-Reading Stage : (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

In this stage, the teacher asks them what kind of things can be included in the mail about the hotel? , what kind of facilities can the hotel have for the customers? The students will talk about them and list them with their partner before they read the text. Then the teacher asks to get the ideas. They share their ideas with the whole class. The volunteer students come and write their guesses on to the board .

While-Reading I stage : (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

At this stage, the students start to read the mail about the hotel and then the teacher asks them about what they have understood from the text . They share their ideas with the teacher and the whole class. If there are unknown words, the teacher makes explanation where necessary. After they share their ideas, the teacher asks' what questions does he ask about the hotel?' and what does he want the hotel to send?'. They work with their partner and talk to me .

While-Reading II: (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

In this stage , they will have an exercise and complete the table about the hotel that the man would like to book. They will have detailed reading with the help of this activity. They will do this exercise with their partners. Then the teacher asks and gets the answers from the students. The teacher writes the answers on to the board.

Post-Reading Stage : (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In this stage, the students will work in pairs and the student A will imagine that he/she works in a hotel and student B phones the hotel to book a room as a customer. If they want or wish, they can also use the useful phrases including 'arrival date, departure date, types of room, air conditioner, meals, special requests, facilities of the hotel' . They write their sentences as a dialogue and then they speak the dialogue with their partner .After they finish, the teacher asks and the volunteer pairs do their dialogue in this way, the rest of the classroom will also learn about their friends' ideas.

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