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План урока на тему "Sending messages" (8 класс)

  • Иностранные языки

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Aigul Shalova



Lesson theme

Sending messages


  • The students will learn the ways of writing formal and informal messages through reading three short stories

Learning outcomes

By the end of the lesson

all of the students will have learned how to write formal and informal messages

most of the students will have differentiated between formal and informal messages

some of the students will have learned the ways of formal messages

Visual aids & equipment

CD, interactive board, papers

Stages of the lesson

Lesson procedure

The teacher’s activities

The students’ activities

I Organizational moment

Greeting the class.

Talk to the duty.

Marking absentees.


II Home assignment.


Tell the class that they are going to play Jeopardy to revise grammar and vocabulary


III Evocation

  • What associations come to your mind when you hear the word message?

  • How do you send messages to your friends and family?

  • How did people use to send messages before we had telephones and computers?

Strategy: inside and outside circles

They answer

Discuss the questions with the class, making notes as the students suggest ideas.

IV Realization of meaning

Emphasise that in this reading activity there are three different stories. The stories have got one thing in common. What is it?

Ask them to complete story 1, and then work out the sequence of the other two stories.

Strategy: finding the stories

Play the recording. Checking their vocabulary

Students have to work out which paragraph belongs to which story, to make three separate narratives.

They work in pairs, compare and discuss their answers with a partner.

Read and answer the questions.

Answers 1Joanna Tate and Willem Roemer. 2 Miguel de Santo and his brother’s (or Miguel’s and his brother’s). 3Robert Sellers. 4 On a ferry in the English Channel. 5 Two children in Colombia. 6 He probably wanted to get/ receive another payment.

V Reflection

Ask them to differentiate between formal and informal messages

Writing guide

  • Decide what sort of message they want to write

  • Greet the person

  • Write a short message

  • Finish

Example answers Dear President (name) I’m writing because I’m very upset about the war that’s happening in (country). Thousands of people have died and many more are living in terrible conditions, without enough food and water. Please take your soldiers out of the country immediately. Yours sincerely Jennifer Tong Dear Miss Tong Thank you for your messages. Most people in (country) support our brave soldiers and we will win the war soon. Best wishes President (name)

Work in groups:

differentiate between formal and informal messages

  • Think of a person that they’d like to send a message to.

  • Then take someone else’s message

  • Write a reply

VI Feed back

Write down your opinion about today`s lesson

Likes / dislikes / questions

VII Home assignment

Write an essay about messages.

They put down their homework

VIII Evaluation

Give evaluation lists

Evaluation lists

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Дата добавления 16.03.2016
Раздел Иностранные языки
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