4.7 Writing to request information

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Today, you will learn how to write a polite email to request information.

You will do this quietly, using your student book and this LessonUp.

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Welcome!
Today, you will learn how to write a polite email to request information.

You will do this quietly, using your student book and this LessonUp.

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Slide 1 - Slide

SB, p54, ex 1 - Read the letter by Diane. Is it formal or informal? What 2 questions could you ask about the prize mentioned in the email?

Slide 2 - Open question

Do exercises:
3 & 4 = vocab
5 = writing focus
7 = language focus

Slide 3 - Slide

Choose the more formal alternative.
A
Hello Mr Stein
B
Dear Mr Stein

Slide 4 - Quiz

Choose the more formal alternative.
A
thank you for contacting me...
B
thanks for your email...

Slide 5 - Quiz

Choose the more formal alternative.
A
I want to know about...
B
I would like to enquire about....

Slide 6 - Quiz

Choose the more formal alternative.
A
I look forward to hearing from you.
B
Please write back soon.

Slide 7 - Quiz

Choose the more formal alternative.
A
All the best,
B
Yours sincerely,

Slide 8 - Quiz

Direct vs indirect questions
less formal vs formal
Do exercise 8 - write indirect questions
Complete 3 of them in the following slides.
Use the information in the Language Focus

Slide 9 - Slide

What time do I have to arrive? (Could you tell me …)

Slide 10 - Open question

Do you offer accommodation on campus? (Could you tell me …)

Slide 11 - Open question

Do students get a certificate at the end? (I would like to know …)

Slide 12 - Open question

Formal email requesting info
1. start the email politely: Dear Sir/Madam; Dear + Surname...
2. don't use abbreviations, slang, or contractions
3. say why you are writing
4. ask for clarification (if you're not sure about something)
5. mention that you would like a reply
6. close the email politely: Yours sincerely vs Yours faithfully

Slide 13 - Slide

Show what you've learnt:
do exercise 10 here

Slide 14 - Open question

Give each other feedback.
Then, reflect on your learning/writing here: what did you struggle with?

Slide 15 - Open question