Malaka Mohamed Malaka Mohamed

Writing formal and informal emails
Elementary,A2 level


In this lesson students they will have understood emails saying thank you for a present . After that, they will check some models and decide which one is formal and informal. They will analyze to clarify the features, practice the structures and, finally, write an email.


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Main Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a e-mail in formal and informal contexts.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a model and different sentences about formal and informal emails


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Applying to Board Race game ss will be given some disarranged words on the board to create different (Thank you expressions) for 4 mins.SS can use a word more than one time. ICQs:- -Will you work in pairs or in groups? groups -What will you do? create expressions -How much time will it take? 4 mins -Can you use a word for than one time? Yes Disarranged words: Thanks -very-Thank-ton-much-you-everything -Many-for million-can't-enough

Gist Reading (6-8 minutes) • To provide a model text for ss to be familiar with topic and vocab for overall understanding.

Applying to Rally round ss will read a-e items then complete thank- you email of Axel on page 97 in SB .After finishing,they will answer question b below the email (only item b). ICQs:- -Will you work in groups or pairs? groups -What will you read and which page? items from e-a/p.92 -What will you do? complete Axel's email -Which question are you going to answer next? item b -How much time will you take? 4 mins Extension:- SS will read Molly 's email in the page and answer questions C and D

Language preparation (Layout) (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks and to be aware of the structure and layout of the text they will write.

Language:- Applying to Fan and Pick game ss will work in groups of four five mins .T assigns roles to students.Questions on cards are about saying missed words from specific sentences related to writing emails. ICQs:- -Will you work in groups of four or five? four -Do you work randomly or according roles? roles -What are the questions about? missed words -How much time will you take? five mins The same question will be asked by student number 2 for each card (-What's the missing word in this sentence?) Sentences in the cards:- 1-Thank for the lovely present. ( you) 2-I'd just like to say thank you very for the beautiful flowers. (much) 3-Thank you the socks.They're lovely color. (for) Layout:- The same groups will work together to do the exorcise item C on page 97 in SB by classify the phrases according to two groups (Beginning and Ending) of an email.

Context preparation (10-11 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to brainstorm idea and making notes.

Applying to Rally round, T asks the class to work in groups for three minutes and think of a present for someone in the class .They write the word on a piece of paper ,then give them the present. ICQs:- -Will you work individually or in groups? in groups -What will you do? think of a present -Where are going to write ? on paper -How much time will you take? 3 mins -Will you give the present to another group? Yes Each group plan a thank- you email for the present .

Productive task (6-7 minutes) • To develop ss' ability to construct an email organizing and expressing their ideas with relevant language.

T asks ss to write another email to someone they don't know well for 6 mins mention the difference about it.SS will work in the same groups. ICQs :- -Will you work in the same groups? Yes -What will you do ? write another email -What will you mention? difference between two emails -What time will you take? 6 mins

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