Stuart P. Horsey Jr. Stuart P. Horsey Jr.

B2 level


This will be a writing-oriented lesson about how to give a blog on advice.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice writing blog posts in the context of giving advice.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give practice on depth of appropriacy and form regarding different exponents of giving advice.
  • To introduce functional exponents of advising for and against doing something as well as introducing reasons why or why not.


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

I will propose two questions Do you like giving advice? When you give advice is it usually written or spoken?

Exposure / Sample Analysis (8-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

I will provide a sample of what's to be modeled later. I will present a written blog on my shared screen and have several students read paragraph by paragraph aloud, nominating one another.

Useful Language (7-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

I will present some useful vocabulary, e.g. advising for and against whatever idea is written about, as well as the rationale behind whatever idea. This is where MFA is covered. This is accomplished on Google Slides.

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

Students will write on a Google Slides document, each student will be assigned a slide with their name on it, to start writing their own small version of a blog on some sort of advice.

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

I will give feedback on selected writings from the productive task, followed by DEC for other errors picked up on during our lesson.

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