Jose David Davila Jose David Davila

Upper Intermediate B2 level


Main Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a postcard in the context of a postcard

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for writing in the context of a postcard


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show an image of a stamp that normally goes on a postcard and ask Ss in main room using GF, what comes to your mind when you see this image? Then T puts Ss in BreakoutRooms and answer Qs in GF. - What are they called? - When do we use them? - why do they have different prices? - Can they go on a postcard?

Text Analysis (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through images and reading

T shares a link in main room of a postcard and its layout structure in Jamboard page 1. Then T shows the first line of the postcard sample "I am having a wonderful day..." to cover Meaning (Writing a postcard is generally done in the Present Continuous tense due to the fact that, on a post card, you would normally tell friends and family about what you are actually doing whilst writing it. ) Form (Subject + verb -ing / infinitive) Pronunciation (connected speech features, linking sounds, stress words, intonation, syllables), then moves onto the next activity in GF with CCQs: 1. Who would you send a postcard to? 2. Can a postcard be 5 pages long? (yes/no) 3. Which tense is mainly used in a postcard? 4. The language used in a postcard is neutral/informal? (yes/no)

Productive Task(s) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T shares link of Jamboard for Ss to work in pairs Breakout Rooms, each pair have a different link for them to write their own postcard of approximately 75 words.

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

Ss read and check their partners' postcard and complete checklist provided in GF. Then T gives feedback on that and carries out DEC.

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