john john

TP 7 Writing
Intermediate level


Writing Class


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a an email in the context of inviting a friend to visit.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for inviting in the context of friends to visit.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show pictures of letters and ask if anyone still writes paper letters. I will ask who writes letters at all, how often and if they use email to do it. The students will answer as a group.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will introduce an email written from one friend to another. The friend is inviting the other to visit her at her new apartment. I will put the students into breaker rooms to read the email and match the parts of the email, such as body and salutation, to the parts within the email. Then the students would be brought back to the main room to discuss.

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will show the email about inviting a friend again as a group. I will ask the group questions about the language in the email: What is the email about? Is the email formal or informal? What language opens the email to dialogue? Which language asks them to write back. Which language invites them to get together? Which language is the greeting? When does the friend want to visit?

Controlled Practice (10-20 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The students will be given a link to a document where they can replicate the email invitation to a friend. They will write 60-120 words. I will monitor their writing in the document. Once written, I will ask the group to share their emails.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students will be put into breaker rooms. They will be given a link to a checklist. They will then review their partners letter. They will check if their partner's email contains all of the information in the checklist. Once back from breaker rooms we will highlight who had all of the parts of the email in their sample and correct errors.

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