To provide process writing practice of a mail in the context of e-mailing an old friend
To provide practice of language used to e-mail an old friend in the context of some (phrases , friendly opening and closing lines) of an email.
Procedure (31-42 minutes)
-Ask students what is friendship? Is it something important? -Do you make friends easily? for me once I feel comfortable I can make friends what about you? -listen to students and then move to the next question -Tel; the students Now I want you to tell your partner about your best friend....(how did you meet your best friend and where? and how many years you've been friends?
-Give the students HO1 to read the email. -Ask them to find some information about laura and charlotte. -Ask them to read the first and second paragraphs and write about them to check while monitoring and then they can keep going. -Check the answers into pairs. -check the answers as a class. -Give the students HO2 ask them to fill the gaps into pairs. -check the answers as a class.
-Elicit language used for opening emails(Dear..., Hi...) -Elicit friendly opening lines(How’s it going?/ How are things?/ How’s life?/ How are you doing?) --Remind them next step is to write what do you remember and expect about your friend and ask what's new in their lives. -After that, they can speak about themselves(work, relationship, plan). -Tell students as he/she is your best friend and used to know your family well you can speak about them and what happened in the previous years. -Elicit some friendly closing lines(I look forward to hearing from you (soon)./ Do write back) and greetings(lots of love, all my love,...) -the last step highlighting important information ps(postscript, note).
-Ask the students to imagine that they traveled and lost the connection with their best friends for two years and found their mails now. -Ask them to write an email using the phrases in HO2 and the main points on the board.
-Ask the students to swap emails. -They check if the email includes(opening friendly lines, the body, closing friendly lines). -Ask is it formal or friendly?.