Writing Formal and Informal Emails


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Objective:

Writing emails in order to ask and give information about family and friends

Writing emails in order to ask and give basic information about different institutions, tasks and responsibilities.


Vocabulary

  • Reply
  • Reply to all
  • Delete
  • Forward
  • Email Address
  • From
  • To
  • C.C (Carbon Copy)
  • BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)
  • Subject
  • Attachment
  • Send
  • Open
  • Links
  • Address Book
  • Domain Name
  • Compose
  • Write
  • Inbox
  • Draft
  • Contacts
  • Recipient
  • Senders
  • Subject
  • Folders

 Key Phrases

Starting and Finishing Emails

Formal and Informal

More expressions for writing emails available here 


Schema Activation

Students start the class by discussing this issue

“You are overwhelmed with work”

 


Pre-Task

  1. Students watch the video “Talking about Email” and note down important phrases that might be useful for a later task
  2. Students watch the video Email “DOs and DON’Ts”and note the parts of an email
  3. Student watch about abour “Greetings and Closings” and note down the ones that can be useful to them
  4. Students are going to read the informal email and answer questions about them. They also pay attention to the structure of an informal email
  5. Students answer a kahoot quiz to review key phrases and vocabulary.

Task

Students are gonna write a formal and Informal Emails


Post-Task

Students  are going to answer a quiz with questions related to formal and informal emails


 

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Negotiation in Different Contexts


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Vocabulary

Stating an opinion

  • In my opinion…
  • The way I see it…
  • If you want my honest opinion….
  • According to Lisa…
  • As far as I’m concerned…
  • If you ask me…

Asking for an opinon

  • What’s your idea?
  • What are your thoughts on …..?
  • How do you feel about that?
  • Do you have anything to say about this?
  • What do you think?
  • Do you agree?

Expressing agreement

  • I agree with you 100 percent.
  • I couldn’t agree with more.
  • That’s so true..
  • You’re absolutely right.
  • Absolutely.
  • That’s exactly how I feel.
  • Exactly.
  • I’m afraid I agree with James.
  • You have a point there.
  • I was just going to say that.

 Expressing disagreement

  • I don’t think so.
  • (strong) No way.
  • I’m afraid I disagree.
  • (strong) I totally disagree.
  • I beg to differ.
  • Not necessarily.
  • That’s not always true.
  • That’s not always the case.
  •  I’m not so sure about that.

Pre-Task

  1. Students review vocabulary to agree and disagree with something using a quizlet set.
  2. Students are given a set of sentences and they have to tell to their classmates if they disagree with them or not.
    1. People must retire at the age of 65.
    2. People should be allowed to drive when they are 15.
    3. People should work  a maximum of 40 hours a week.
    4. Maternity leaves should last 6 months and not three.
    5. People should have at least 21 days of vacations a year.
  3. Students listen about some employees discussing about a company retreat, students listen and complete the sentences.
  4. Students practice the conversation in pairs.
  5. Student create a similar conversation using the previous model as a base.

Main Task

  1. Students create a conversation about an office that they wish to rent for their business in Liberia.

Post-Task

  1. students  complete a exercise in which they hear a statement and they reply using some of the vocabulary studied here

 


 

 

 

Lesson Plan: Soft Skills- Communication


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Soft Skills – Communication

Objective:

  1. Student will be able to discuss the importance of the ability to communicate well

Communication

The ability to communicate effectively with superiors, colleagues, and staff is essential, no matter what industry you work in. Workers in the digital age must know how to effectively convey and receive messages in person as well as via phone, email and social media.

Vocabulary

Top Ten Communication Skill for Workplace Successs

  1. Listening
  2. Non-verbal communication
  3. Clarity and Consicion
  4. Friendliness
  5. Confidence
  6. Empathy
  7. Open-Mindedness
  8. Respect
  9. Feedback
  10. Picking the right medium

Pre-Task

  1. Students check a quizlet set and see if the examples are of non-verbal and verbal communication
  2. Students  check a Powerpoint presentation and they identify examples of bad examples of  verbal communication and non verbal communication.
  3.  Students answer a matching abour the Top Ten Communication Skills for Workplace Success 
  4. Students talk to each other about communication skillls reading from a PowerPoint Presentation
  5. Students practice a dialogue and give answer to fictional situation that happen at work.

Task

  1. Student are gonna talk about the importance of non-verbal and verbal communication

Post-Task

  1. Students answer a quiz about the topic to solidify some structures used.