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TP8 - Imperatives & Greetings
Elementary level


The students will be identifying imperatives and practicing writing texts using imperatives and greetings.


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Main Aims

  • Enable students to practice writing using formal and informal greetings mixed with imperatives in the context of text messages.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To encourage students to practice speaking to organise a party or meeting with their partners.


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

I will show the students images of different chatting platforms and I will ask them If they know them and what is their favourite and why?

Exposure (5-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading.

I will show the students some 'what´s app' screenshoots of a conversation I had with my family and friends about organizing a party last year. I will send them to breakout rooms and I will ask them to identify greetings and imperatives in the text conversation.

Useful Language (8-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

I will send the students to breakout rooms and I will ask them to match greetings and imperatives identifying formal and informal expressions . I will go through a quick review of rules for imperatives ( If time allows ).

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice writing of a 'what´s app' text

I will send students with a partner (s) to a breakout room and I will ask them to write a 'text' with their peers organizing a birthday party or halloween. I will bring them back to the main room and depending on the time I could send them into BOR again to check their writing with their group or we can have a general group checking.

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

I will take one writing example from the group and or gather in one slide the repetitive mistakes students had during the productive task and I will ask them to help me to correct them asking CCQ´s.

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