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Writing Lesson Plan 8
Upper Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice in writing a review in a context of entertainment for praising ( electrifying performance, spine-chilling plot) and criticising ( dull characterization, a slight disappointment).

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable learners to practise their fluency speaking skills in a lead-in stage by exchanging opinions when deciding on entertainment and to have them notice the MFA of the target language through a task.


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

T shows pictures and provides the question: Before you see a film, read a book, eat out at a restaurant or go to see a musical, How do you decide if it is any good? T sends learners to BR to answer and discuss the question. T COFB

Exposure (5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T provides a model text of what they are expected to later write. T sets a task Instructions: Individually, match the numbers with the letters to order the text review, please. You have 2 minutes. Compare your answers in your BR, please. You have two minutes T sends them to BR. T provides the answers. T T COFB to clarify problematic items.

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

T sets a task. Instructions: Individually, decide which words ( green highlighted, red highlighted) go in each column. You have 2 min. Send your answers to the chatbox. T provides the answers. T clarifies the meaning of collocations for praising and for criticizing by CCQ's Do we evoke negative feelings when praising? NO Do kind of feeling do we evoke? Positive Do we evoke negative feelings when criticizing? YES FORM T provides an exponent to ask the question: electrifying performance How many words does it consist of? TWO T sets a task Instructions Choose the correct pattern for the collocations below. You have 1 min. T clarifies form by CCQ's Is a collocation a combination of words that are found together in language? .

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T sets the task T provides a board to each learner to write their review. Instructions: Decide what you want to write a review about. Place in your assigned board Write your review. You have

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T provides a review text organization checklist. Checklist Did the writer provide? 1. Main idea 2. Positive or negative points of what is being reviewed. 3. Supporting facts and evidence. 4. Conclusion Instructions Read each other reviews and provide each other feedback by using the checklist. T provides overall feedback on one or two points that everyone would benefit from.

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