To provide product writing practice of a postcard in the context of a holiday
To clarify the language used in a postcard writing
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
project the postcard in ex. 3 on the board ICQs What is this? Who is the writer? Who is the letter to? What is this? (address), ( a stamp)
highlight the layout of the postcard (draw a border around the blocks of the text) elicit why there are 3 parts Why do we have 3 parts? (to start the letter,to continue talking, and to end it)
clarify useful functional language Is it "Dear Allen" or "Dear Mr. Allen"? Why? Do we have "Love" or "Best wishes"? Why? Do we have "Ruben" or "Ruben Diaz"? Why? write the the fml and infml version of the key words/ phrases in 2 different layouts on the right and left sides of the board highlight the use of hyphens in the letter with 2 examples available What is this? Why do we use a hyphen here? What is the full sentence? ("The hotel is old." and "The hotel is comfortable.") clarify the use of exclamation marks in infml letters What is it? Why do we use it?
distribute 2 different harder and easier HOs based on the ss's ability give clear instructions, clarify that they can choose the formality What do you have? Is the letter complete? What do we need here? ("Dear Sara," or "Dear Mr. Johnson,"...? "Love,"...?) write some examples on the board ask the students to decide if they are fml or infml the students check in pairs
ask the Ss check in pairs and exchange ideas gather the Ss's writings put the Ss's writings on the wall ask the Ss to read the postcards and ask them which one they like while reading the letters, look for common errors Which postcard do you like? Which city do you like to visit? write the errors on the board and explain the problems