Cheryl Sunder Cheryl Sunder

Writing Lesson- TP7
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn to identify sections of writing in the context of an e-mail. Students practice writing in the same context.


Main Aims

  • To provide process for writing an e-mail in the context of a personal relationship.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed and gist reading practice in the context of a personal e-mail.


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

To discuss in BORs for 2 mins: How do you say hello to a friend? How do you say goodbye? Review answers OCFD

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Read for gist- text (sample e-mail) and match color-coded sections to the following sections of writing that comprise an e-mail: Salutations, introduction, body paragraph and conclusion.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Writing out salutations for students to contribute to and see listed (5 mins)

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

quarantine (noun) Expressions used: How have you been? I heard that... What have you been doing?

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students practice writing a similar e-mail including; salutations, introduction, and body paragraph. (Shared document with student's names written on each page and description of task on first page) Ability to review and monitor students' progress while writing.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students review and read their paragraphs to each other in pairs. Discuss.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students to read their e-mails to each other in pairs (BORs) and discuss.

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