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M. Ozturk's Writing Lesson
ElementaryIn this lesson students level


In this lesson, students learn about writing a personal e-message. The class begins with the brainstorming ideas, then the students learn the useful language and do the exercises to feel more comfortable to write. Finally, Ss compare the result of the writing task altogether while teacher monitors them.


Abc Straightforward Elementary WkBk Writing exercise.

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of an e-message in the context of description of a person

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of physical features in the context of description of a person


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

Introduce the idea of a penfriend and ask the students what they would write if they were writing to a penfriend for the first time.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Divide the class into groups of 3 to 5 and give one copy of the worksheet to each student in the group.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Show some pics and lexis to provide and clarify language which learners may find useful for completing the writing task.

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

Ask the students to invent a name and an age for the person writing the letter and write it in the space provided. Now ask them to write F or M at the bottom of the page according to whether they have written the name of woman (F) or Man (M). When they have done that, ask them to fold their piece of paper so that the sentence they have written is hidden, and the next sentence beginning I've got... is visible. They should then give it to the student on their left. Repear the activity untill all the sentences have been completed. Tell the Ss to open out the completed letter they have received. This is their new penfriend!

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

If there are any words or phrases that the students do not understand ot think are incorrect, tell them to find the student who wrote them and ask them to explain or correct the word or phrase.

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