Writing Jan 2022 - Lesson 1

Informal letter giving advice
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This lesson contains 15 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

time-iconLesson duration is: 45 min

Items in this lesson

Informal letter giving advice

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Learning goal

I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.

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In this lesson:
  • Reading example letters
  • Answering questions
  • Letter conventions
  • Writing a letter

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Read the letters, then answer the questions

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What's Alan's problem?

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What question does Susannah suggest that Alan asks himself?

Slide 7 - Open question

Read Susannah's reply again. In which paragraph does she ...
... offer advice to make the friendship work?
... outline Alan's problem?
... tell him to speak to others about his problem?
... ask Alan to think more carefully about the situation?

Slide 8 - Drag question

Look at Susannah's reply again.

What makes this a successful letter?

Write down for yourself: what are 3 basic things you need to do to write a good letter?

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What things make the letter to Alan successful?

Slide 10 - Open question

What makes a letter successful?
Letter conventions
Salutation / greeting
Ending and  your name
Blank lines between paragraphs

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What makes a letter successful?
Introduction, empathize with problem, repeat question.
Conclusion: give final advice
Analyze question and suggest options for a solution

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Read this letter below, think of advice to give to Lara

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What is your advice
to Lara?

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Now write a reply to Lara
(150 - 200 words)
Write a reply saying what you think she should do.
Think of what makes a letter successful.

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