Luis Miguel Gonzalez Luis Miguel Gonzalez

TP 8-Writing
Advanced level


In this lesson, designed for advanced students, they will learn and put into practice the structure and some vocabulary regarding a for and against essay. The example provided and the task itself are both placed in the context of technology. Given the level of the students, they are meant to have an almost full student-centered lesson.


Abc Face 2 Face Upper Intermediate SB
Abc Face 2 Face Upper Intermediate SB

Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing of a "for and against essay" in the context of technology development.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with an open class feedback so that they can share thoughts on each other's essays
  • To provide some key vocabulary useful to write any kind of essay.


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

Students will be shown a famous quote said by Albert Einstein regarding technology. This is so that they can express their thoughts on this phrase. Once done, the context will have already been set, which is technology.

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will be given around 3 minutes to read the essay on their own, then, they will be sent to different rooms in groups or pairs in order to analyze the highlighted phrases. They will be asked to find out what part of the essay they represent (introduction, body paragraph, conclusion).

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Students will be brought back in order to proceed with the MFPA, which is meant to be elicited from them on its whole. The MFPA will be focused on the highlighted phrases they were asked to analyze before.

Writing Task (15-17 minutes) • To assign the question and topic to be written about.

Students will be given an IELTS-like question so that they can practice their writing skills with an open question in a widely accepted context (technology). They will be sent to different BORs so that they can work individually for no more than 15 minutes. In the meantime, the teacher will monitor the students one by one so that they can express some doubts regarding vocabulary or the task itself.

Feedback (5-10 minutes) • To carry out Feedback so that students can verify their essays

Students will be brought back to the main room after the writing time. Then, they will be instructed to go back but this time in pairs or groups of three in order to check each other's essays. They will be provided with a checklist with some aspects to take into consideration while checking their work. After that, they will return to the main session so that they can report back on what aspects of the checklist their partners' essays fulfill.

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