Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

Tuesday Sep.13.2022 Writing Formal and Informal emails
English 11 level


In this lesson, the students will learn how to write an effective email. They will also learn how to write formal and informal emails.


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Main Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a formal and informal emails. in the context of writing emails.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using text examples of formal and in formal emails in the context of writing emails.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Do you have an email? If yes, please share it with us! 2. How often do you receive emails? 3. when would you write a letter or an email to introduce yourself?

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

In pairs, work on the following tasks: Task 1 a. Read the emails. b. Read the questions in 7B. c. Read the emails one more time. d. Answer the questions in 7B. Task 2 a. Read the questions in 8. b. Read the emails once more (look for details). c. Answer the questions in 8.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

In Pairs, work on the following tasks: Task 1 a. Read the question in 9A. b. Get back to the emails and look for clues. b. Answer the questions in 9A. Task 2 a. Read the questions in 9B. b.Get back to the emails and look for specific details. c.Answer the questions in 9B. Task 3 a. Read the questions in 9C. b. Get back to the emails and highlight possible answers. c. Complete the sentences in 9C.

Productive Task(s) (20-25 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1. Read situations 1 and 2. 2. Read the requirements in 10. 3. Read the situations, then decide which one you choose. 4. Start preparing to write your email (the teacher will provide support with language). 5. Read/Share your email with the class after writing it.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

At this stage, the teacher will provide feedback on the targeted language and other writing skills that the students need to improve.

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