Regina Regina

TP7 Writing
Intermediate level


Abc google slides

Main Aims

  • to introduce and provide practice of writing emails of invitations and replies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice reading for gist


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

watch trailer for 1998 film "You've Got Mail"- has anyone seen this movie? What does he ask her in the email? (Do you think we should meet?) Talk about continuing our work from last week inviting and responding but this time, in writing. Elicit from SS - What kinds of plans do we make over email?

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

2 minutes Ss read email exchange between teacher Regina and her sister making plans for a visit - 4 emails, read on their own one time through for gist. 4 minutes As a group, elicit what does Regina ask and what does Paige respond? What are the plans being made? What is the tone or relationship and how do we know? 3 minutes SS re-read to find phrases that are useful to giving and gathering the information needed to make the plans.

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Elicit useful language from the example emails from S and T writes on slide Check understanding of meaning, answer any questions on use.

Productive Task(s) (15-18 minutes) • To practice target productive skills by writing emails individually and then sharing/comparing content and form with classmates

6-8 minutes individual work writing on their own with the following prompts: Email 1: Invite a good friend and her spouse to a party at your house next Saturday. You used to spend a lot of time going to restaurants because you both love food, but you have not seen her recently because she started a new job. Email 2: Respond to a new friend from English class who emailed to invite you to join him and other classmates at a bar on Thursday. You can’t meet them, however, because you already have plans that evening. 8-10 minutes group work: SS go to breakout rooms in groups of 3; each take turns to screenshare to show written email invitation and your response, and to comment on and edit each other’s emails! -Does the email content make sense? -Is the language appropriate? -Is anything important missing from the message?

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

OCFB - ask for volunteer or nominate someone to share their screen with emails. Elicit from SS what works, what could be different in the email. The conduct DEC based on observations in BORs

Web site designed by: Nikue