B1E-mail
writing
60
mins
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LESSON OVERVIEW

This email lesson plan is prepared for B1 students and contains a lot of various exercises to make students learn about email forms, listen to some rules presented in a short video, learn some email vocabulary and practise writing emails. It looks at the structure of an email as well as distinguishes between formal and informal email style and language.

PRE-CLASS ACTIVITIES

Before classes, students should do two vocabulary tasks. First, they need to study a sample email and label parts of an email with with correct words. Then, they move to the second task and this time they have to complete a short table. There is a list of greetings and closings usually used in emails. Students divide them into two groups: formal and informal.

IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES

The in-class worksheet starts with discussion points thanks to which students will talk about various aspects connected with writing and receiving emails. Next, they move to a vocabulary task. It includes words from the video that B1 students might find difficult. There are such words as brief, vague, concise, multiple, etc. Students need to match them to their meanings. Then, they watch the video and put rules connected with writing emails in order they hear them. After watching the video, students move to another short discussion about the ideas mentioned in the video.

Moreover, there is a practical part of the worksheet which starts with a short exercise on matching informal verbs to their more formal equivalents. In the next task, students practise using them by rewrite sentences using the vocabulary from the previous task.

The next exercise of this email lesson plan includes two emails (informal and formal) that contain some errors. Students need to find and correct them. Finally, using vocabulary from the whole lesson, they will write their own emails. They need to reply to the formal email from the previous task. If you don’t have time, let them do it at home, and peer-review during your next class.

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