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practicing writing through sending and replying to invitations by e-mail
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about sending and replying to invitations by email.

Materials

Abc Genre analysis
Abc Cutting Edge
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Answer keys
Abc Matching activity
Abc PowerPoint presentation

Main Aims

  • To practice sending and replying to invitations (refusal ore acceptance) by e-mail.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of formal and informal invitations and acceptance and refusal format of text.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

 Show the students the question: what was the last invitation you received?  Did you enjoy it?, how did you receive it as an email or a paper invitation?  Tell students that I received a wedding invitation that was amazing. A colorful glass bottle with an elegant paper invitation inside.  Ask students to talk in pairs to answer the question in 3 minutes.  Monitor.  Ask students to speak and give information about their partners.

Pre-teaching vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target speaking

 Give the students a matching activity that contains new vocabulary related to the topic. ( picnic, discuss, wedding, anniversary, proper)  Ask students to match the words with their answers in pairs.  Give students Feedback by giving them answer sheet

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Give students the handout of emails from the textbook.(page 59) Ask students to match the three invitations with their replies. Monitor the students during the task. Ask students to check in pairs. Give feedback by giving the students a handout of the correct answers.

Genre Analysis (8-10 minutes) • to provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through writing

Remind students that they covered writing a formal form of writing (covering letter) in the previous lesson. Provide students with a hand out of formal and informal set phrases for invitations and accepting or refusing replies.(3 minutes) Ask students to re-read the invitations again and underline the phrases in 5 minutes. Monitor students during the task.(2 minutes) Ask students to check in pairs. Give feedback.

Writing task 1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ask students to think about an event. Ask students to write an invitation e- mail Give them 18 minutes to write the invitation. monitor students while writing. present feed back.feedback.

Writing task 2 (3-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target writing

Take students invitation e-mails. Distribute them to their peers. Ask students to read the invitations. write acceptance or refusal replies. Monitor and present feedback.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Stick students 'invitations and replies on the wall. Ask students to read and decide which invitations they liked most and why. monitor and present feedback.

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