Marjan Marjan

TP7 LP_Marjan Akrami
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students recall and consolidate knowledge of how to write an informal letter to a friend, asking for advice. After learning the structure and useful language, followed by guided practice, they will write their own letter to a friend asking for advice.


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Main Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of a letter in the context of asking for advice from a friend.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about a letter in the context of asking for advice from a friend.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T will share a Google Slide with Ss. T will give an example answer. (1 minute). T will elicit responses from the Ss (2 minutes).

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T shows a slide with the prompt and plays an audio clip: Listen to the audio of a letter being read. What is the main purpose of the letter? Is it a formal or informal letter? How do you know? T will elicit responses from the Ss. T shows slide with a 5 step structure to writing a letter for seeking advice. T explains the different parts briefly. T sends a google form with the letter from the audio, but scrambled up. T will ask Ss to work first individually then in BORs to explore the letter by discussing appropriacy and labeling the parts of the letter. T will recall Ss into the main room and elicit responses and discuss, with showing a slide with the letter inn the correct order.

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

T will show a few slides with lists of useful language for the different part of the letter. The lists will contain both informal and formal language. T will ask Ss to select the informal options from the list. T shows a final slide with the different options for user in informal letters.

Productive Task(s) (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T will send a google form including the useful language and the letter structure. Ss will write a letter asking a friend for advice to help resolve the problem they thought of in the Lead in. Ss will work individually. T will model how to start writing.

Feedback and Error Correction (6-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T will ask for a volunteer to use one of their letters for the class to analyze, correct, and give feedback on. Ss will go to BORs to discuss and fill out google form for peer feedback. T will recall students to main room and give DEC.

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