Sahar Sahar

essay writing
intermediate level

Materials

Abc HO 2
Abc model essay
Abc find someone who

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson ss will be able to write an expository essay in the context of advantages and disadvantages of technology

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of this lesson students will be able to discuss and debate about the advantages and disadvantages of technology

Procedure

lead-in (5-8 minutes) • to engage ss in the class and generate their interest

tell the ss that we are going to play a game called find someone who. chest the handout and give them the instructions. ask ICQs: can you ask the same person two questions? "no". can you ask the same question to 2 students? no how many students you should ask? 6. - teacher monitors students and encourages them. -teacher conducts a content feedback from some students.

Discussion (8-10 minutes) • to provide a speaking activity before the writing task in the context of advantages and disadvantages of technology

show ss some pictures related to technology and ask them to comment about them. Divide the class into 2 groups to make a debate. tell the ss that one group will support the advantages and the other one will support the disadvantages. give ss 5 minutes to brainstorm the ideas that they will defend. monitor and help ss while they are preparing. - start the debate and let each group discuss and defend their points.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

-divide ss into groups of four. - give ss four paragraphs and ask them to re-arrange these paragraphs to make an essay. - ask ss how many of the points you discussed are mentioned? - elicit the structure of the essay by asking ss about the name of each paragraph. (introduction/ body 1/ body 2/ conclusion) - give ss handout 2 and ask them to answer the 6 questions in 5 minutes. - monitor ss and give them help. - conduct feedback from the whole class.

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Divide the class into groups of 4. ask each group to write a full essay of 4 paragraphs. monitor ss and help them. After ss finish their essays, ask them to hang them on the wall of the class. ask each group to stand up and correct the essay of the other groups.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

after ss finish their essays, ask them to hang them on the wall of the class. ask each group to stand up and correct the essays of the other groups. - use the recorded data from monitoring for the delayed error correction on the board.

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