Sending and Replying to Invitations by E-mail
By the end of the lesson, ss will have practiced and developed their skill as to the process of writing an invitation e-mail.
to learn and practice useful phrases for accepting or refusing an invitation
To practice reading for gist.
Procedure (34-47 minutes)
Whiteboard race Hang few pictures on the walls of different invitations to events, allow the ss sometime to check what the pictures are. after guessing the theme,i.e. invitations, divide students into two teams, and divide the whiteboard down the middle. Students line up in two teams. The first person in each line has a pen. Ask them to run to the board and to write a type of invitation. This would check prior knowledge.
To provide a model of production expected in the coming writing task, hand the ss invitation emails along with their replies seperately. SS work in groups to match the invitations with their corresponding replies and then decide which type of invitation (meeting, wedding, to stay for the weekend).
SS focus on the language used in the emails. SS make a contrast between formal and informal. SS extract the set of phrases for inviting, accepting and refusing (and excuses made). Provide them with cards they can fill in if they have any expressions to add. Project the phrases on the board. Draw their attention to the length and format of the texts. Explain the format on the board.
SS think of an event to invite a classmate to. (3mins) SS write an email of invitation.(10 mins) Take the emails from the ss and redistribute them to the class. SS read the email and accept or refuse the invitation giving an approritate excuse. (5 mins) SS stick the invitations up on the wall and everyone gets up and looks around. SS use sticky notes to vote for which invitation they would like to accept the most. (2 mins)
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