Cynthia Reed Cynthia Reed

TP 7 Writing an Email
Pre Intermediate level


Students will learn write an informal email


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a email in the context of what these days of COVID 19 lockdown have been like

Subsidiary Aims

  • To identify parts of an informal email


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Complete the sentence: The last email I wrote was to _________________. The email was about ______________________. For example: The last email I wrote was to my son's driver's education teacher. The email was about completing class assignments.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Look at the email on the jamboard. Please silently read the email and choose the best topic of the email. Type the letter or answer answer in the chat box on the right. You have 2 minutes a. News-current or personal news b. Apology-apologize to a person or group c. Invitation—Invitation to a special occasion or event d. Request—Make a request or suggestion. Demo: ICQ: -Are you reading for details or the general idea? (2-3 minutes) -When you choose the best summary, are you going to shout it out or put it in the chat? (put in the chat) -how long do you have? (2 minutes) Start reading OCFB Which answer did you choose? (a is correct-news about the person)

Useful Language (10-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T-Show students email. Review the following email parts -Subject line: What the email is about -Greeting: Short line to greet the person receiving the email -Introduction: Why you contacted your friend -Body: Answer any questions or give any information -Conclusion: Optional lines before closing the email, getting ready to close the email -Closing: Say good bye, clearly ending the email -Signature: Name -Sender: Your email address -Recipient: The person’s email address you are sending Complete as discovery task, ask each student to choose a piece and review.

Productive Task(s) (15-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T-Write an informal (short) email telling your family what these days of COVID 19 lockdown have been like for you. You have 15 minutes to complete the task on a google slide. CCQ: (for pondering only) What family member would you write an email to? How would you greet him/her? What are some things you did or things that happened during the COVID19 lockdown? How would you say goodbye to this person? How are you going to sign your name? How long do you have? (15 min) Please start writing. Check slides to ensure questions are being answered. Write on slides for feedback?

Feedback and Error Correction (7-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Create checklist to read someone’s email/letter Elements of the layout -Is there a greeting and signature? -Is the subject 5 words or less? Elements of the language -Did the body match the subject? -Is the email formal or informal? Learners Give 1 minute to read 2 minutes to give feedback in BOR (place in specific pairs) Monitor feedback of learners

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