writing lesson , saying thank you
intermediate level, B2 level
To provide product writing practice of a note or e-mail in the context of thanking
To provide fluency discussion about how to say thank you
To provide gist and scan reading in the context of thanking
To provide practice of saying thank you
Procedure (23-36 minutes)
Entering classroom and greeting the learners with a smile. then I'll play a short video that will clear the context for them and it will work well as a warming up .then I'll lead them into the lesson through asking them to discuss in pairs how do you usually say thank you. ask them are you offended if other people forget to say thank you for you? then discuss with me.
Frist, I'll give them a handmade written examples for saying thank you( note,card,e-mail and a letter) and ask them to read and answer what is each person saying thank you for, and fill the gaps with the sentence which I'll give it to them and work individually then check in pairs finally I'll discuss the answers with the whole class for giving them a feedback. then ask them to guess the age of the writer and what is the relationship between them
I'll tell them to underline the phrases used to say thank you in each text. Then,I'll ask them to discuss together which text is the most formal and which one is the least formal. then I'll ask them to discuss their answers in pairs, then with me as a whole class and giving them feedback
ask Ss to read the texts and find what are the other ways do the writers express friendly feelings to the person they are thanking? in pairs then feedback. I`ll give them a piece of papers with some presents written on them and ask them to imagine who will be that person? how do you usually thank him?discuss with your partner and remember using friendly feeling. then feedback
I`ll ask Ss to think of a present that you have received recently , or a favour someone has done for you and write just a note thanking him.
If there was time I'll make them discuss their answers together then discussing it as a whole class after that giving them a feedback.