To provide product writing practice of an e-mail in the context of fame and fortune
To provide linking ideas and arguments
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
T will ask SS in pairs to imagine that they are rich and what their life would be if they were rich and famous. What are the pros and cons.After discussion T will elicit some opinions from the students.
T will ask SS to read five sentences that describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of being rich - SS will be asked to underline the linkers that link the ideas together. SS will do this activity individually then check in pairs and then whole class feedback. T will give the SS a table that has the meaning or why we use these linkers. SS will be asked to write the linkers in the correct section of the table. SS will do this activity individually then check in pairs and then whole class feedback. T will give the SS more linkers that are connected in meaning with the previous one and ask the students to add these linkers to the correct group in the table above.
T will provide and clarify language which learners may find useful for completing the writing task by writing some linkers on the board and focus on the MFP. Since this is not the target language, T shouldn’t spend much time to leave time to the writing task. T will let the SS to elicit the meaning themselves.
T will give the students a composition to read to choose the best linkers. T will discuss why they chose this answer to be sure that they got the meaning and form. SS will do this activity individually then check in pairs and then whole class feedback.
T will give feedback and error correction. Ss will swap their e-mails and read their partner's T corrects and ask them to connect the ideas or the arguments with the appropriate linkers. SS will read again their emails with correction.