Upper Elementary level
To provide process writing practice of a email in the context of job application.
To provide clarification and practice using formal language such as "I would like to" and "Could I please" in the context of applying for employment.
Procedure (35-42 minutes)
I will show a very short video of a person writing a letter to apply for a job. Before playing the video I will ask the students, "What is he doing?" and I will ask two or three students after the video.
1. Provide a sample job application email with questions (multiple choice) on form and structure in Google Forms. Students to complete individually with a link to the form. 2. Go through the answers in MR and quick OCFB
1. Meaning (Slide 1) Show that: (People you know) “Mr” is an abbreviation of “minster”. It is a title used to address adult men. “Mrs” is an abbreviation of “missus”. It is a title used for married women. “Ms” is a title we use when we do not know if a woman is married or not. (People you do not know) Sir/ Madam CCQs: - Is this formal or informal language? Formal - Can we say “Hi + name” in a formal email? No (Slide 2) Show that we use Mr/Mrs/Ms + name and Yours sincerely if we know the person’s name and we use Dear Sir/Madam/Manager and Yours faithfully if we do not know the person’s name. There are also many other titles we use such as Dr. and professor, etc. - Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms Jones + Yours sincerely - Dear Sir/Madam/Manager + Yours faithfully CCQs: - Can we use “Yours sincerely” for people we do not know? No - Can we use “Yours faithfully” for people we do not know? Yes (Slide 3) Explain we use I would… and Could you please….? to show politeness. - I would like to apply for the job as a sales assistant - Could you please send me an application form? CCQs: - Can we say “I want to” or “Can I” in a formal email? No - Can we say “I want to” or “Can I” in an email to a friend? Yes (Slide 4) Explain that we do not use contractions in formal writing. - “I am” not “I’m” and I would” not “I’d” CCQs: - Can we use “I’d” in a formal email? No - Can we use “Can I” in a formal email? No 2. Form Mr/Mrs/Ms + name Title + name Yours sincerely/faithfully Capital letter (Y) + small (s,f) I would like to apply for the job as a sales assistant I would like to + complement Could you please send me an application form Could you please + complement CCQs: - Can we use “Yours sincerely” for people we do not know? No - Can we use “Yours faithfully” for people we do not know? Yes 3. Pronunciation o o o o O o o O o o O O O I would like to apply for the job as a sales assistant aɪ wəd laɪk tʊ əˈplaɪ fə ðə ʤɒb əz ə seɪlz əˈsɪstənt o o O o o o O O o O Could you please send me an application form? kəd jʊ pliːz sɛnd mi ən ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n fɔːm?
1. Students will write their on job application email using a common Google form (10-15 mins). 2. Students will then use a check box to check their partner has completed the criteria. 3. Student then check each other's writing in pairs in BR. 4. OCFB in MR
Conduct OCFB and DEC in MR after monitoring students writing and pair work.