Tasneem Mohamed Mustafa Tasneem Mohamed Mustafa

PPP Writing Lesson Plan
Lower Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn how to write a business letter in context of inviting public figures.


Abc Projector
Abc Handout 1
Abc Handout 2

Main Aims

  • At the end of the lesson, student will be able to provide process and product writing practice of a business letter in the context of inviting public figures.
  • To Identify elements of a formal letter.
  • To Identify situations that require formal business letter writing.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about inviting public figures.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and activate the schemata.

Teacher show a picture for the students to guess the theme of the lesson (communication). Then they will play hot seat for words like (letter, email, WhatsApp, phone calls... etc) Then students in pairs discuss some questions: 1. What is the best way of communication do you like? 2. Do you think people nowadays communicate with other better? Why? 3. In your opinion, Are there different types of letters?

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

Teacher gives students reading handout for business letter. Then present gist questions: 1. What's type of the letter (formal, informal.. etc) 2. Why does the sender write the letter? Then ask them to read quickly and answer these questions alone then check with their partner then with the whole class. (Teacher monitors the students at every stage.) Ask the students now to read again but carefully to answer detailed questions: 1. Is this the first contact between the sender and the receiver? 2. What is the relationship between the sender and receiver? In-pairs students check their answers together and then with the whole class.

Useful Language (11-13 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Teacher divides the students into groups. Each group will have 2 different sample of letters. Each group will highlight the main components they see one should write in a business email (eliciting). Ask ICQs to check their understanding and monitor the students. After finishing they exchange their letters for peer correction Then teacher check with the whole class. Teacher identify the main components with them not for them. Teacher plays another game. "Board race" each group will have the vocabulary of the letter and they have to match the word with its meaning then teacher will explain all of them using MPF. After having a winner group, give the whole class Feedback on board.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Teacher divide the students into groups of 3-4 and ask them to choose a public figure to invite him/her to their own event. The students firstly have to brainstorm (Who is the public figure? What's the event? Think of the main components....etc.) Ask ICQs. Monitor them. After that tell students they have 15 min. to write the whole letter they can go back to their handout. Monitor Ss' progress and give any necessary help.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Teacher takes notes during the productive task Ask the students to choose one of each group to present their work. Then the other groups will give them the feedback and so on (peer correction). After finishing teacher discuss with them the errors and the feedbacks. Then the teacher asks students to write reply to the letter as a homework as if they are the public figure.

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