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Mini Lesson Plan Template

Title Let’s write an email to someone!


Objective(s) To know the steps to write an email.
To learn different expressions in an email.
To use the past simple.
To identify formal and informal emails.
To write simple texts according to experiences and expressions.

Level/age Intermediate B1/ Young people.


Materials/ICT Cómo escribir un email para el Writing B1 Preliminary (PET). (2018,
resources May 6). Retrieved from: https://keepsmilingenglish.com/2017/01/email-
preliminary-b1-writing/

Color sheets
Markers
Projector
An example sheet
Worksheet
Length 34 minutes.
Procedure
Stage Task Type of Timing
interaction
Pre-writing Give the students color sheets and ask them to Plenary 3”
write the different structures of an email. For
example, greeting among others.
Pre-writing Ask the students to order flashcards on the Plenary 3”
whiteboard step by step from greeting to GW
signature.
Pre- writing Give the students an example of an email and ask Plenary 3”
them to compare their answers with the sheet
(Appendix 1).
While-writing Explain the students the difference between a Plenary 5”
formal and an informal email (Appendix 2).

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Formal Informal

Important messages Informal messages


Business and work Friends and family.
colleagues.
Professional- Friendly- accuracy
accurate spelling, is less important.
punctuation and Thx 4 email, will can
grammar. you I8r!
Thank you for your
prompt response.

Start and end No rules- you choice


appropriately

Dear Mr/Mrs/ Chris,


Dear sear/ Madam,
Yours sincerely, (if
you know their
name)
Yours faithfully, (if
you do not their
name)
Regards

No contractions Contractions can be


used

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Give the students some examples of


expressions to use in an email (Appendix 3).

Opening paragraph

• It’s nice / great / good to hear from


you.
• It’s nice / great / good to read your
letter.
• Thank you very much for your letter.
• I’m glad to hear your news.

Use connectors and correct punctuation


But (before the connector we use a comma)
And (to connect two similar ideas)
However, (to contrast two different ideas)
Moreover,( to add more information about an
idea)
Because (justify an idea or opinion)

Closing paragraph
Start saying goodbye and asking for an
answer.

• Well, it’s time to say goodbye.


• I really hope to hear from you soon.
• I’m looking forward to hearing from
you.
• I hope you write back soon.

While-writing Divide the class in four groups and assign them a Plenary 10”
particular type of formal or informal email. Hand GW
over the groups a worksheet and ask them to write
an email to a particular person with different
subjects. For example, “Invite to a birthday
event,” “Holidays,” “Invite your President to an
important event” among others (Appendix 3).
Post-writing Randomly select two groups: formal and informal Plenary 5”
email. Ask two students of the groups to write
their email on the whiteboard.
Post-writing Ask the students to compare the differences Plenary 5”
between a formal and an informal email. GW
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Appendix 1

From: https://keepsmilingenglish.com/2017/01/email-preliminary-b1-writing/

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Appendix 2

From: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/factsheet/jo10tech-l1-f-formal-informal-emails

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Appendix 3
Opening paragraph Connectors and correct punctuation

Closing paragraph

From: https://keepsmilingenglish.com/2017/01/email-preliminary-b1-writing/

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Appendix 4

From: https://www.wikihow.com/Write-an-Email

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