Aizhan Yesbolatova Aizhan Yesbolatova

Come to the wedding
A1 Elementary level


In this lesson, the students will work on productive skill - writing. They will practice writing an email using the verb collocations. They will also practice their reading skill, as they will read an email from me


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Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is writing. The students will practice this skill by writing an email to their friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • The sub aim of this lesson is reading, as they have to read an email written by me and find out what city I'm talking about


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

In the beginning, I will give the students two emails, which they have already read on the previous lesson, and ask them to find verb collocations. They have to work in pairs and fill in the table.

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

After they are done with finding verb collocations, I will give them an email from me where I wrote about my city.They will read it individually, then they have to find out what city I'm talking about. This is an example of an email they will have to work on.

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

So, when they are done with reading and finding the city where I'm from, I will write on a whiteboard the overall plan for writing, so it would be easier for the students to work on their own emails basing on those notes. I will write four points that are necessary to be included in an email: 1. Where can we stay; 2. How can we get there from the airport; 3. Can we rent a car; 4. What can we see and do there. I will also put pictures of the places mentioned in my email and ask them to include three places to go and three things to do in the city/town they are going to write about.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

After they have read my email, they are now asked to work on their own emails. Their task is to write a letter to their friends, but they shouldn't mention the name of a city, so after they finish, they would exchange each other's emails and try to find out which city they are talking about.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

In this stage, the students are now asked to work in pairs and read each other's emails. They have to find out what city they are reading about and also work on finding the mistakes. This is to work on error correction.

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