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An Informal E-Mail
B2 level


In this lesson, SS will get involved in writing an informail e-mail as demonstrated one by the book named Cutting Edge Third Edition Intermediate in page 14. Starting by a lead-in part first, T aims to get into productive skill by studying on an e-mail form and go through the text by doing gist-reading and writing their own e-mails.


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Main Aims

  • To provide and process writing practice of an informal e-mail in the context of Greeting and Contacting People (mostly acquaintances, friends) whom we lost contact during the past years.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Keeping In touch via informal e-mail in the context of Greetings, Asking After Friends.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and ask SS to work with their partner and get them discuss the questions in [Ex 1].

- There are 3 questions to be answered in pairwork about social media and reaching people via one of these platforms. - SS will be invited to share what they talked about with the group. - Must be completed by not getting lost in personal conversations.

Exposure & Model (4-5 minutes) • To provide an example of an informal e-mail and gives exposure and samples what they are expected to do. [Ex 2]

- I will give explain what to be expected from them. They will be directed to read the e-mail on their own. They will have at least 3 minutes to do gist-reading. - SS have to deduce the meanings from the text and make them express the genre of writing. (formal/informal) with the sender/reciever and date details. Holostic eliciting.

Use of Context (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language, comprehension of the context.[Ex 3]

- I will support SS with FBs while dealing with phrases and expressions. Awareness will appear to the text comparing to their daily writing & reading routines. - Supported by phrases via FBs, WGFB will set and fill in the blanks on the whiteboard. -They can use the whiteboard actively.

Topics To The Paragraph (3-5 minutes) • Providing to get the gist of each paragraph. [Ex 4]

- Matching the topics to the paragraphs, in pairs. WGFB presents all the answers.

Productive Exercise [Ex 5] (5-8 minutes) • SS should be producing some ideas, universal consent or individual reasons should be sorted.

- Giving instructions on why we don't stay in touch, why we do lose contacts easily. Due to relationships, moving cities or abroad or other reasons? Trying to extract these ideas in WG but they wil write those down before proceeding to the e-mail. - T monitors, helps them express with newly introduced idioms, phrases.

Productive Writing Practise [Ex 6]. (8-10 minutes) • To Achieve to write an informal e-Mail

- Instruction on how to and where to write an informal e-mail with appropriate expressions and writing. - Checklist from the copy paper to be projected on the whiteboard. -Monitorin the SS during their writings.

Peer Feedback [Ex 7] (5-7 minutes) • Reading practises, scan reading

- SS hand their e-mail samples to their friends- WGFB - Gallery Reading of all pages in all around the classroom. -Wraping Up.

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