Gary Gary

Pre-Intermediate level




Abc TP7 Writing Task
Abc Pre-Intermediate English File 3rd Edition Student Book
Abc TP7 Content Prep
Abc TP7 Checklist
Abc TP7 Language Prep
Abc TP7 Lead-in

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with writing practice of a formal email in the context of giving and asking for information

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with practice checking for formal writing language through peer evaluation


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

- T introduces topic of formal email writing via jamboard - Ss discuss questions as a class or in BO rooms (depending on # of Ss) {T sends questions into the chat if using BO rooms}

Exposure (6-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading a written email.

- T shares screen showing sample email - CCQs: Who is the writer/sender? Who is the email for? What does he write about in Paragraph 1? Paragraph 2? Is it formal or informal? Who do we write formal emails to? - T shares task and ensures Ss have received it. Ss complete task choosing the content of Antonio's questions. T asks Ss to hit the submit button to check answers. - OCFB to clarify answers

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

Slides: [2 min] - T shares screen showing sample email (google slides) CCQs: Why does Antonio write 'Dear Sir/Madam'? What is this called? salutation. Why are the next 2 forms highlighted? Do we use contractions in formal emails? What does 'I look forward to hearing from you' mean? Why does he write this rather than 'write back soon'? 'How does he end the email? What is this called? closing. - T asks Ss if they can think of other formal salutations/closings. T provides examples Forms: [3 min] - Ss complete a task contrasting formal/informal language - T shares the task and ensures Ss all have it. ICQs: Has everyone seen the link I shared in the chat? Has everyone opened the link from the chat? Are you going to click the 'submit' button after you finish? - OCFB to clarify any answers. [2 min]

Productive Task (12-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice writing a formal email

- T outlines writing task (google slides): sample email and instructions - T shares link (slides) and assigns each Ss their own slide. Ss write their email on their given slide. T puts instructions into chat. ICQs: Has everyone opened the link? Have you found the page with your name on it? How many paragraphs are you going to write? How many questions are you going to ask? How long do you have to write? - Ss write their emails [10 min]

Feedback and Error Correction (15-15 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- T tells Ss that they will be reading and evaluating each other's writing. T shares screen, puts the Writing Checklist in the chat and gives instructions. [1 min] - T puts Ss in BO rooms and assigns them a piece of writing to evaluate [7 min] - OCFB: Ss share feedback from their evaluations. [4 min] - DEC: T offers feedback and addresses common errors. [3 min]

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