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TP8 - Writing - Tips for being happy
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson the students will learn how to write a paragraph in the context of tips for being happy. They will learn the structure of a paragraph and also the use of the transition signals in order to give their text more form. Students will start with a lead-in activity for familiarizing with the context and then proceed with a sample analysis. After learning the layout and the target language the students will proceed to the writing task, which will be monitorizad by the teacher and then followed by a publishing stage so the students can revise each others work. The lesson will be later concluded with a feedback stage and a detailed error correction.


Abc Student Book

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of tips for being happy

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of transition signals when writing a paragraph
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about tips of being happy


Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • Speaking

- Teacher will display questions about tips for being happy - Learners will work in groups in breakout rooms and discuss the questions - Teacher conducts OCFB

Sample analysis (Layout and Language) (10-10 minutes) • Reading, Speaking, Lexis

- Instructions: Read the text and connect the question with its answer - ICQ: Are we reading for a general idea or for detailed information? (detailed information) - Learners will solve the task at the same time they're reading the text - Teacher conducts OCFB - Instructions: Connect the words with its meaning - Teacher demos the task - Learners will solve the task in groups in breakout rooms - Teacher conducts OCFB - Instructions: Check the text and see where are the commas located in these words. - Teacher demos the task - Learners will solve the task individually in the chat box - Teacher conducts OCFB - CCQ for checking appropriacy: Do we use ‘also’ in a formal or an informal context? (In both)

Writing (Parallel and freer writing) (15-20 minutes) • Writing, lexis, speaking

- Instructions: Choose three topics from the box or your own ideas to write a tip for being happy. Make notes using the headings. - Teacher demos the task - Learners work in pairs to make this activity in breakout rooms - Monitoring - Teacher conducts OCFB - Instructions: Write two paragraphs about two tips for being happy. Use the structure and the language you learned. Everything must be 120 - 200 words long. - Teacher assigns a specific slide to every student to work with - Teacher provides an additional link for the writing task - Learners will work individually on their slide - Monitoring

Publishing (3-5 minutes) • Reading, Speaking

- Instructions: Work in pairs and check each others texts. Use the following checklist. - Teacher will demo the task. - Learners will work in pairs in breakout rooms. - Monitoring

Feedback (3-5 minutes)

- Teacher writes on the screen samples of the learners' texts - Learners identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones. - Teacher conducts OCFB

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