Abdelrhman Hussein Abdelrhman Hussein

Writing in the context of Rituals of Dating and Anniversaries
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will have discussions with their peers regarding what works best and what doesn't work according to their personal experience, the experience of friends and family members, and according to what they've read and learned from TV and movies. Students will write about the best ways a couple can enjoy an important anniversary date. Students will eventually write an article that will serve to guide others as they look into ways to spend time together with their love interests.


Main Aims

  • Students will be able to write a blog for an anniversary guide

Subsidiary Aims

  • To Speak in discussions to provide feedback and share information


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T will share his weekend experience of seeing many couples holding hands and being romantic. - Students will get into groups of 3s to uncover 'why it's important to be romantic in a relationship' - Each group will provide input to the WC so that everyone is on the same page regarding the importance of anniversaries

Preparing to write (8-10 minutes) • To generate and provide ideas for the bigger writing task

- Ss will be given Handout A to write about DO’s and DON’Ts for Romantic Dates from personal thought/experiences, the thoughts/experience of others (family/friends, etc), and TV/film. - Ss will be put into groups of 3s to peer check and have discussions. - Ss will then share input with the class about what they were able to discover from their partners and whether they agree or disagree.

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

- T will give Handout B for Ss to define useful language pertinent to anniversaries. - Ss will peer check and share their understanding with WC so that everyone is on the same page regarding the useful language.

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

- Using information from assignment A and what they've learned from their peers in assignment B, Ss will write a guide for having the best anniversary. - Things to do and things not to do: for places to visit, things to eat, activities to do, types of clothes to wear; and what are the benefits of having anniversaries. - Students will have the opportunity to exchange papers with 2 or 3 classmates and to discuss what they've learned.

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

- As a WC, students will discuss which articles were their favorites - Ss will explain will elaborate of their choices.

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