Elizabeth Penelope Barraza Lopez Elizabeth Penelope Barraza Lopez

TP8 Writing
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn how to write a short email using informal language to invite a friend to visit. Students will learn the parts of an email and the useful language to write it. After writing the email students will have peer feedback using a checklist.


Main Aims

  • To enable students to practice writing a short email (30-35 words) inviting friends to visit you.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of formal and informal language in the context of inviting a friend to visit.


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

Students will work with a classmate to answer the following questions (Google slides): How many emails do you receive every day? How many emails do you write every day? Do you write emails in English? Students will discuss in pairs at the breakout room. [Zoom – Breakout room].

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Students will work in pairs to read an email and match the numbers to the parts of the email. (Google doc – Zoom – Breakout room).

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students will work individually to answer whether the phrases given are formal or informal language (Zoom - Main room – Google forms). Students will check their answers with a classmate (Zoom-breakout room).

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students will work individually to write an informal email inviting a friend to visit them (30-35 words).

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Students will have peer feedback using a checklist to check their classmate's written work.

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