Richard Tellez Richard Tellez

TP 7 Writing
Intermediate level


Abc Nearpod Presentation
Abc My own sample

Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing a (short) formal letter to complain about something

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will have also discovered how to use a new learning tool (nearpod)
  • Learners will have also use the new useful language in their own writing.


Lead-In (1-3 minutes) • To engage learners and activate their previous knowledge of topic area

The Teacher will provide two pictures The Teacher will elicit the topic of the lesson asking: What is today's class about?​ Students will guess the topic of the lesson The teacher will ask students if they have written formal complaints before.

Sample Analysis 1 (8-9 minutes) • To expose learners to the useful language and the letter sample

Gist (4 min) The Teacher will provide a sample The Teacher will ask the students the following question: What problem did the customer have? The students will read the sample quickly to find the answer. The students will send the answer through the private chat box Layout (5 min) The teacher will provide a guided discovery task in order to find the layout of the sample The students will match the sentences (1–6) with the steps to follow in the letter (a–f) In pairs BoK The teacher will provide the answer key.

Sample Analysis 2 (Formulaic Language) (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the useful language, meaning, form and appropriacy.

The teacher will provide a guided discovery task for the learners in which they have to select the right answer in each case, for example: 1, what is the meaning of this: to express my dissatisfaction. A. let the person know that you are satisfied B. let the person know that you are discontent The teacher will cover with this task meaning, form, and appropriacy. The teacher will provide the answer key.

Writing (15-20 minutes) • To allow students to write and practice the useful language in context

The teacher will provide again the steps to follow in order to write a letter of complaint. The students will write their own sample through the nearpod platform The students will have plenty of time to complete the task The teacher will be monitoring students through the nearpod platform.

Peer Feedback (6-7 minutes) • feedback is given by one student to another.

The Teacher will provide the following steps to follow in order to check their classmate's work: 1. Does your classmate focused on the most important facts? Didn’t give unnecessary background information? 2. Make sure your classmate included: - Greeting - the reason for writing (e.g. I am writing to ...) - what went wrong - what you would like to happen now. 3. Did your classmate use a formal style? 4. Did your classmate use "Yours faithfully" at the end? The students will be send to BoK to give peer feedback The teacher will be monitoring their assessment.

Feedback (4-5 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback on the completion of the task and language

-T conducts OCFB and DEC following up on the productive stage. -T writes on the screen samples of learners’ production and sets a task in pairs for learners to identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones.

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