Behnaz Behnaz

A personal e-message
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn how to write an e-message


Abc Gap-fill hand outs,True/false sentences

Main Aims

  • To help students write e-message
  • To provide reading for both gist and detailed information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to understand vocabulary related to how to describe people
  • To have students know functional language for describing people


Lead in (5 minutes) • To get students interested in the topic

-Draw a flower on the board. -In the center of the flower,write one of your friends` name. -In each petal,write word related to your friend,for example the country she . -Help them ask you questions related to the words. -Tell one of them to ask their classmate the question.. .

Initial reading (8 minutes) • To improve students` reading for general understanding

-Tell the Ss they will read an e-message about a girl. -Ask them to read it quickly to know who she is and what the text is about. -Tell them not to write anything in the gabs. -Put them in pairs to discuss it. -Monitor them. -Get the feedback from the whole class.

Reading task 1 (10 minutes) • To give students practice in reading for specific information.

-tell the Ss to read the text carefully this time. -Ask them to fill in the gabs with the words in the box. -Tell them to do it alone. -put them in small groups to check their answers. -Monitor them. -Write the correct answers on the board.

Reading Task 2 (5 minutes) • To give students practice in reading for detailed information

-Tell the Ss read the text for the second time,but carefully. -Ask them to do exercise 2 alone. -Have them to check the answers with their peers. -Get a feedback by asking the whole class.

Writing (5 minutes) • To provide Ss with written practice of the target language

-Have the Ss write about their family. -Give them clear instruction how to do it. -Tell them to do it alone. -Monitor the Ss. -Help them if necessary. -Ask at least 2 Ss to read their e-mail for feedback.

Reading task 6 (3 minutes) • To check Ss reading skills for general information

-Tell the Ss to read the short e-mail. -Ask them to work in pairs to answer the questions. -Monitor them. -Ask the whole class for feedback.

Writing (5 minutes) • To check Ss understanding of TL

-Give the Ss some papers in the format of an e-mail. -Ask them to write an e-mail for their friends. -Ask them to do it alone. -Monitor them. -Get a feedback

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