Finding an E-mail Friend
To provide process and product writing practice of an e-mail in the context of finding friends on Internet
To provide deduction and inference reading practice using a text about finding friends on Internet
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of finding friends on Internet
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
-Today we will find our best friends in this classroom. *Ask the Ss. to stick the hobby cards on their chests if they do those in their real lives. -Look at each other's hobbies, do you think ... could be your best friend in the future? Why? Is it important to like doing the same things?
-Have you ever heard of or seen the website called www.bestfriendfinder.com before? -This is an e-mail to find new friends on the Internet. Ask the Ss. to read the e-mail of Laura individually and then answer the questions in pairs.
1.The Ss. work in pairs to find the best friend match for Laura out of 4 responses she received. 2. Student A's get only two responses and Student B's get the other two responses. 3. They discuss their answers by practising the Useful Language that I write on the board. 4. At the end of this stage, ask the groups who they chose as the best match for Laura.
1. Highlight the greeting and parting words in the e-mail and provide more alternatives. 2. Use CCQs to highlight its informal tone. 3. Ask Ss. if they want to know more about a person that will be their friend on Internet and give an example, such as family life, pets they have, favorite films/books....etc. Let them work in pairs for a minute and then get their responses.
1. Ask the Ss. to write their own e-mails by using Laura's email as a model and answering to questions that I have written on WB after brainstorming. 2. Monitor them and help them with necessary vocabulary and their other questions. (Don't tell the words immediately, first try to elicit them)
1. Ask the Ss. to put their emails on the walls. 2. Ask the Ss. to read all of the e-mails by roaming around the classroom and choose the best matches after reading them all.