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Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the Ss will learn how to write a short email (of approximately 40words) inviting a friend (in another country) to visit them and most importantly know the different parts of an email (formal and informal).


Abc Zoom/WB

Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide of writing a short email (35-40 words) inviting friends (in another country) to visit you

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable Ss to practice speaking fluency while giving peer FB on their written emails.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the lesson

-T greets Ss and welcomes them to the session. -T shares slide and asks Ss to tell what the image is? -an email -T informs Ss that the day's lesson is a bout writing emails -T elicits from Ss the two different kinds of emails -formal and informal -T informs Ss that the next activity will have them grouping different sentences under formal and informal emails in pairs and this should be done in 3mins -T ICQs Ss on instructions, shares link in zoom chat, sends Ss to BORs -T closes BORs and conducts OCFB

Exposure and Text analysis (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through analysing two emails.

- T shares screen of two emails (formal and informal) and informs Ss that they'll work in pairs in BORs to analyse and tell which of them is formal and informal with justifications. -T informs Ss to also identify the four important parts of the emails and that activity should be done in 4mins. -T ICQs Ss, ask them re-open the link sent earlier and see slide 6 for the activity. -T monitors Ss for the duration of the activity, closes BORs and conducts OCFB. -T copies and pastes the informal email on the whiteboard To:Fernando.gacia@hotmail.com Subject: Movies Hey Fernando, What's up man. Are you free tonight🤔? Liza and I are going to the movies at 9:00pm. Plssssss come meet us there👌. There is a new action movie by Denzel Washington you can’t afford to miss. Cheers Enrico -T elicits from Ss the meaning of the subject and adds that it should always be brief. (max 3words long) -T clarifies the 4 important parts of the email and the grammar tense employed in the email.

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

-T informs Ss they'll now practice their writing skills individually by writing a short email and the exercise should be completed in about (10mins). -T shares a slide of important points to note when writing an invitation email. -T ICQs Ss on the tasks, shares the slide of the task and asks Ss to start writing. The writing can be done on MS word or notepad. Task: Write an informal email inviting friends in a different country to visit you. (35-40 words) -T asks Ss how they are doing and informs them of the time left to complete their emails. -T informs Ss to copy their email and share it with only their partner in the chat box. (make sure to select the partner's name before sending as a private message. -T confirms if they all have each other's emails. -T sends Ss a checklist link in the chat box and asks them to use it to check their partner's if it's complete. (3mins) -T informs Ss that they'll be back to BORs to chat with their partners and share FB on their emails and the activity should be completed in (5mins). Ss can modify their emails in this activity where necessary. -T ICQs Ss on the activity and sends them to BORs. -T closes BORs and asks Ss to send their final email in a private message in the chat box to him (2mins)

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

-T having received all the emails from Ss, copies one of them on the WB. -Elicits the important parts of the email from the Ss. -T also addresses the use of good language and mistakes noted while monitoring BORs. -T thanks Ss for their productivity and hard work throughout the session.

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