Ahmed Ahmed

Review of writing
Elementary level


This lesson will give a review of the previous chapters in the book about, how to write an essay and practice reading, writing and speaking.


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Main Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of an essay

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about learning a new skill
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about learning a new skill


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

Show them picture or illustrate that you are texting. Text on your phone. Ask them what am I doing now? ICQ: Am I writing? (yes) I like to text my mother on Facebook.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of ability to read and deduct topic sentence

Individually let them read the paragraph for 3 minutes and underline the main topic sentence. PW: check answers WC: Feedback PW: Ask them what is the the paragraph mainly about? (answer B: Why the writer wants to learn how to swim.) PW: check answers WC: Feedback PW: students put the correct topic sentence with the correct body Answers l-r; Soccer, People, David, Ice Hockey

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

A topic sentence gives information about the paragraph. Does the topic sentence give information about the whole essay? (no, paragraph) You can write topic sentences in many ways. PW: let students read about body sentences and select the correct topic sentence

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Let students identify good and bad topic sentences p11 PW check WC feedback Rewrite topic sentence p11 PW check WC feedback

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Let students speak about when they usually write and to whom they write to

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