Fatma Fatma

Copy of writing lesson , saying thank you
intermediate level, B2 level


In this lesson students will learn how to write "thank you " In different ways, for example it will be in the form of letter, card , e-mail or note. In the first of the lesson there will be an observation to a video about gratitude then a discussion between the learners each other and between them and the teacher about the idea of the lesson , for leading them in the lesson and for setting the context. then we will move to a reading activity that will enable Ls to get a general understanding of the text . After that there will be a task that will clear for them the features of every genre(formal or informal). Then, there will be a fast writing that is something in which to base their new writing, giving them ideas to start writing professionally and it will be for motivating them to write. After that, their will writing task that will give the learners a chance to practice their writing skills. Finally, there will be a free practice in which they will talk to each other and share there ideas about their writing.


Abc POWER POINT to show video
Abc white board
Abc handmade written task
Abc POWER POINT to show video

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a note or e-mail in the context of thanking

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency discussion about how to say thank you
  • To provide gist and scan reading in the context of thanking
  • To provide practice of saying thank you


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Entering classroom and greeting the learners with a smile. then I'll play a short video that will clear the context for them and it will work well as a warming up .then I'll lead them into the lesson through asking them to discuss in pairs how do you usually say thank you. ask them are you offended if other people forget to say thank you for you? then discuss with me.

reading for gist (4-6 minutes) • To enable learners to get a general understanding of the text .and to provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading the written examples.

Frist, I'll give them a handmade written examples for saying thank you( note,card,e-mail and a letter) and ask them to read and answer what is each person saying thank you for, and fill the gaps with the sentence which I'll give it to them and work individually then check in pairs finally I'll discuss the answers with the whole class for giving them a feedback. then ask them to guess the age of the writer and what is the relationship between them

genre analysis (4-6 minutes) • o develop lesrner's writing skill by drwaing their attention to features of the genre ; note,card, e-mail and letter and language;function: thanking.

I'll tell them to underline the phrases used to say thank you in each text. Then,I'll ask them to discuss together which text is the most formal and which one is the least formal. then I'll ask them to discuss their answers in pairs, then with me as a whole class and giving them feedback

motivate students to write (4-6 minutes) • Orient learners to the type of text, cotext ,target reader.

ask Ss to read the texts and find what are the other ways do the writers express friendly feelings to the person they are thanking? in pairs then feedback. I`ll give them a piece of papers with some presents written on them and ask them to imagine who will be that person? how do you usually thank him?discuss with your partner and remember using friendly feeling. then feedback

writing task (5-8 minutes) • to enable learners to practice writing skills

I`ll ask Ss to think of a present that you have received recently , or a favour someone has done for you and write just a note thanking him.

feedback (3-5 minutes) • to provide feedback on content and language

If there was time I'll make them discuss their answers together then discussing it as a whole class after that giving them a feedback.

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