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sending and replying to invitations by email
Intermediate level


SS will get introduced to the context of sending and receiving invitations,through an activity where they have to guess some events that elicit the word invitation . As a controlled practise, ss will match some invitations to their replies. In this activity, ss will review the language used in writing invitations via emails. Then, each pair of ss choose an email and write an invitation for it. Later, T takes the written emails from ss, distribute them among the class and ask them to write replies to these invitations. By the end of the session, ss read the written invitations stuck on the wall, and discuss which one they liked the most.


Main Aims

  • Review and produce appropriate language for sending and replying to invitations by email.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Use simple and concise words to send and reply to invitations.


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

- T introduces definition sentences and ss have to guess the event. - T elicits the word invitation through CCQs " Do these people know the ones who held the event? " Did they just decide to come?"

Reviewing phrases for sending and replying to invitations via emails. (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in the writing task through matching the invitation to its proper reply.

- ss match each invitation on the workbook (page 58) to its reply. - Check answers in pairs.

Useful Language (5-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

-ss will be allowed 3 mins to go through the task again and highlight phrases used for inviting, accepting or refusing. -T elicits other forms of writing phrases for inviting, accepting and refusing.

Productive Task(s) (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

-In pairs, ss choose an event to invite their classmates to. - ss write an email of invitation on different coloured papers to distinguish them. - T takes the invitations and redistribute them among the class. - Each pair reads a given invitation and reply with accepting or refusing, while providing the appropriate excuse. - ss stick their invitations on the wall, have a gallery walk and decide which invitation they d like to accept most.

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

- T shares with ss the use of language being spotted in the writing task. - Read ss work and decide which invitation they would accept the most, and discuss why.

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