Zainab Zainab

LP TP7 Zainab


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Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be better able to write informally in the context of writing a postcard to their family and friends about their holiday.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be better able to read for gist in the context of a postcard.


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

Instructions: 1. When was the last time you went on holiday? 2. Discuss in pairs - where you went, what you ate, the weather etc (write these prompts on the board) 3. Feedback from 3 students

Exposure (6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading for gist

Instructions: 1. Show a picture of a postcard on the board and elicit the name from the students 2. When I went on holiday, I sent postcards to my mum 3. Chest the postcard to sts 4. Read the postcard quickly 5. Answer the two questions 6. 2 minutes ICQ: O/C feedback

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

Instructions: 1. Using the postcard, fill in the gaps using the words in the box. 2. 3 minutes Genre analysis: 1. How did the post card start and end? "Hey/Hi" "See you soon" Elicit other greetings 2. Is this informal or formal? (informal) 3. What types of punctuation did you notice? 4. What has been written about in the postcard? Places I've been to, weather, activities, statements about my opinion on the place 5. Why do we write postcards? To tell the audience how much fun you're having 6. Am I using long sentences or short ones? 7. What tenses do we notice being used? Present continuous - i am + -ing verb 8. Where is the address on the post card? on the right hand side 9. What adjectives do I use to describe things? Adjectives of degree - draw a scale to explain adjectives

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

Instructions for brain storming: 1. Hand out brainstorming sheet with notes headings and an empty postcard framework 2. Imagine you are on holiday 3. Make notes about these things (on the handout) 4. 5 minutes ICQ: 1. Then write a postcard to your family using these notes and my postcard to guide you 2. When you're finished, stick your postcard anywhere on the walls 3. Be careful with your grammar, spelling, handwriting because we are all going to read your postcards. 4. 10 mins 5. Alone

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

Instructions: 1. Stand up 2. Walk around and read everyone's work and put a tick on two of the post cards that describe a place you want to go to. 3. Think about good spelling, handwriting, and how well the places has been described. O/C feedback - post card with the most ticks - get feedback from sts who ticked it to give them the opportunity to voice their opinions Language feedback - read the postcards and collect writing errors (write them on the board whilst sts are reading each others work.

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