Maria del Pilar Morales Maria del Pilar Morales

Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students practice writing a formal email for making arrangements. First, ss brainstorm different types of texts in which they write in a formal way. After that, they are exposed to a model which will help them identify the purpose/ intention behind it as well as typical features of the genre ( formal email for making arrangements). Once that has been covered, ss will work on the TL required for this production. We'll work on MFP, providing opportunities for clarifying language. Later, ss will have the opportunity to produce their own written texts first by brainstorming ideas through the use of an organizer, displaying their final product on Jamboard document.


Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a formal emails in the context of making arrangements

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice for punctuation in formal emails for making arrangements.


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

T directs SS attention to an organizer on screen. SS are asked to complete ( brainstorm activity) Which are some examples of written products that can be done by humans? SS then are asked to classify them into products that include formal language and informal language.

Gist Task ( Exposure to the model text) (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

SS are asked to analyze a model text provided on screen for comprehension. Then, SS have to answer the questions below: 1.Which type of text is it ? 2.Who is the author? 3.Who's this this text for? 4. What's the purpose of this text? 5. How many paragraphs are there? 6. How does it start? close? 7. Is this writing formal, informal or neutral?

Focus on Structure and Useful Language (7-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T directs SS attention to a set of expressions on screen. These were already evidenced in the prior model. SS work on MFP.

Pre-writing task : Brainstorming/ planning/ prep time (2-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

SS are asked to organize their ideas for the text they'll work with by completing a table chart on screen which includes answers to the following questions: 1.Who is this text directed to? 2.What is the purpose for this text? 3.Are there any specific questions or requests that you'd like to add? Please mention some examples. SS complete the chart as preparation for their final product.

Writing - Productive task (12-15 minutes) • To provide authentic written practice using correct text type structure and TL presented

T directs SS attention to the instructions on screen. SS follow the instructions and proceed to work individually on a jamboard document. T monitors and helps when required. A set of prompts are posted on screen for SS to use during the writing production. The instructions on screen go are displayed as follows: "Write a formal email ( 120-180 words) to your mentor at work. Take into consideration the following situation: It's your first month at Publish media company. You are asked to be in charge of choosing the best locations for future conferences. Ask to meet with your mentor and discuss the best options for the following conference. "

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

SS are asked to read their classmates' posts and take notes on the following questions. Did the email include formal expressions to open and close an email? Did your partner include the purpose of writing this email? Are there any expressions to make arrangements? Is the text well-organized in a set of paragraphs? Delayed error - correction T displays a set of errors seen while monitoring. SS are asked to find the mistakes and correct them. T elicits some answers as Open FB

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