Assessment TP 2
Upper-Intermediate B2 level
In this lesson Ss will practice writing letters to friends to keep in touch.
In the lesson Ss will practice reading for gist and detail. To review Ss' awareness of features of and useful language in an informal letter.
Procedure (35-48 minutes)
Ask Ss what “keep in touch” means. Ask Ss how they like to keep in touch with people. Write answers on WB. Ask Ss to think of an old friend they have not heard from for long. I draw an illusionary friend on WB. In pairs Ss think of 3 things they would like to know about their friend. Write them down. Elicit on WB. I show the Ss an envelope and elicit: “What’s this?” “Whom do you think it is to?” “What do you expect to find in the letter?” In pairs Ss write their expectations down. Write on WB the things they expect to find in the letter.
I will have the Ss read the letter and in pairs check if their answers are included in the letter. Take FB
I copy the topics of ex.3 onto cards. Ss in pairs match the topics to the paragraphs. Topic: News about the children. Paragraph: 3 Topic: Her future. Paragraph: 4 Topic Immediate plans. Paragraph: 2 Topic: Her reasons for writing. Paragraph: 1 Take FB
Ask Ss to find the words and expressions that Miranda uses for these things: To start the letter: Answer: Dear To summarize what she's just been saying. Answer: Anyway. To change the subject. Answer: On another note. To conclude the letter. Answer: Best. Elicit more answers. Write on WB.
Have Ss work in pair. Give Ss instructions to write a letter to the friend they already imagined.
I will provide Ss a paper to start writing the letter. Students work alone. I monitor as needed. Stick the writings on the wall. Have the Ss read eachothers' writings and see whose life has changed the most. I will collect the writings to check and hand them in to Ss the next day.