Jack Jack

TP 7 Writing
Pre Intermediate level


Writing a post card


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing a short postcard to a friend

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss speaking practice


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

1. Ask students: "D you all have any social media apps? What do you use them for? What did you use for those things before the social-media time? 2. Elicit the topic of the writing: postcard 3. BOR discussion: (model the task with one of the strong students) Task #1: Share your experience of sending or receiving postcards Speaking prompts (Jam-board) What was the last time that you received/sending a postcard? From/for whom was it? What was it about? How did you feel about sending or receiving a postcard? Link: https://jamboard.google.com/d/162_U9VyulynJYx9rziQWA_CZZYjuC8Hgwm7k0Ht7kQk/edit?usp=sharing

Sample Text Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Lay-out 1. Task 2: Identify the different parts of a postcard. Have Ss match the different parts of a postcard with its name in Jam-board. 2. Task 3: Have students put the different parts of a postcard to the right position on a card shown on the screen. This is a guided discovery task for helping Ss work out the layout of a postcard by themselves. Link: https://jamboard.google.com/d/162_U9VyulynJYx9rziQWA_CZZYjuC8Hgwm7k0Ht7kQk/edit?usp=sharing

Formulaic Language (5-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Task 4: Let Ss do a matching exercise in Jam-board to complete a few commonly used expressions in writing postcards. Task 5: Let Ss do a grouping exercise to compare the informal and formal languages used in postcard writing. Link: https://jamboard.google.com/d/162_U9VyulynJYx9rziQWA_CZZYjuC8Hgwm7k0Ht7kQk/edit?usp=sharing

Writing (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice writing a postcard

Task 6 (individual): Have Ss choose a picture of their own as the front side and write a virtual postcard in Jam-board to a friend. Task 7: Peer checking the postcard of their partners using the checklist. The teacher monitors students' writing by the jam-board link sent by them and makes notes for feedback. Link: https://jamboard.google.com/d/162_U9VyulynJYx9rziQWA_CZZYjuC8Hgwm7k0Ht7kQk/edit?usp=sharing

Feedback and Error Correction (6-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

1. Give encouragement for the good language used and check the poor language in students' writing referring to the notes taking when monitoring 2. Thank students and end the lesson.

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