Diana León Diana León

TP 5
Upper Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To enable students to develop their writing skills by writing an email inviting a friend over to visit.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students an opportunity to practice their listening skills when they pair check their emails.
  • To give students the oportunity to write suggestions.


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

T will show Ss pictures of me living in different countries. IT will ask if they have ever lived in a different country, how did they feel, did they miss their friends and family, did they ever invited them to go over to visit and how did they do it (hopefully someone would say email).

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T will show students a sample of an email inviting my best friend form Mexico to come visit me from Buenos Aires. After reading the email T will ask students the following CCQs: How is the language, formal or informal? Why do you say it is informal?

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

Students will discover the layout of an informal email by writing the name of the sections on my saqmple email. (greeting, introductory paragraph or sentence, the main body, the final paragraph, and signing off.) Students will later identify how to write a suggestion. Meaning: What is a suggestion? (Brainstorm ideas) Telling another person what we think that they should do or what we think is a good idea. We are giving our opinion about what action another person should take. Form: 1. The most common way to make a suggestion is to use the modal "should". Subject + should + verb... 2. We can also just use the words "suggest" or "recommend". We can use two different sentence patterns to do this. I suggest/recommend that + sentence

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students will write their own email using the layout and vocabulary provided. The email has to be no more than 50 words long.

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

Students will share with each other their emails on BORs and peer check using a checklist proveded by me. They will have 5 minutes to check each other´s work. Later students will come back to the main room to do Delayed Error Correction (DEC). where T writes errors in google slide, elicits corrections from students.

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