Writing skills

Lesson plan.
Theme: A letter to a friend
Made by Akhmetzhan Aiym 21-4
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EnglishSecondary Education

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Lesson plan.
Theme: A letter to a friend
Made by Akhmetzhan Aiym 21-4

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“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.” Phyllis Theroux

 “What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call.” Liz Carpenter  

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Can you tell me why people write letters?

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Упражнение 1. Прочитайте пример письма другу на английском языке с переводом и проследите структуру письма.
Dear Anton,
I am writing to tell you about my next winter holidays. I want to spend them in mountains. Skiing is a very popular sport in my country. It is very interesting. Even our prime minister likes skiing, it is his hobby. I began to ski with my father and sister in my childhood. We often go the forest and spend our time there. I think that the fresh air, clear nature and sport are very healthy for me. That’s why my hobby is skiing.
The mountain-skiing camp site is situated in Karpaty. It is about 200 kilometers from my сity. This camp site is very popular and many people visit it every year. There are 4 skiing tracks. Three of them are for skiing and one is for snowboards. In addition, there is the elevator, a cafe and the house, where you can have a rest. The length of the track is about 3 kilometers. The speed that you can gather there is very fast. Later, after this camp site I want to visit my grandfather who lives in another city. I miss him.
So, that is all about my holidays. Write to me more often. Good luck.
Truly Yours,

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Упражнение 2. Вставьте пропущенные слова, использую фразы, приведенные выше. Прочитайте и переведите письмо.
D… Sasha,
Thank you for your l….! Sorry for haven’t w…. to you for so l….. but I was b… all this t….
Well, I am very g… that you have p… all the exams! Congratulations! (I am very happy for you!) I guess, you should relax your body and mind after e…. And the best way to do it is to go for a walk!
You know, my favourite sports are baseball and swimming, but your mum gave you a good piece of advice! Basketball is a good choice for you!
As well, all teens in Russia prefer hockey and football. But everybody can choose something else…
Wow! Your brother has just come from Australia! That must be great! So, how was his trip? Was it successful? Did he enjoy the weather there?
W…, I’d better go now as I h… to revise for my tomorrow exam. H.. to h… from you s….
B… w…,

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Упражнение 3. В приведенном ниже письме допущены ошибки, исправьте их.
13 Ostozhenka street
Russia 04/06/12
I was so happy to get your letter! Unfortunately, I’d better go now as I’ve got loads of homework to do (as always).
I can’t wait to meet you in July! I’m sorry I haven’t answered earlier but I was really busy with my school. You asked me to tell you about… Well, … By the way, …? …? …?
All the best, Alex
Take care and keep in touch!

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Упражнение 4. Прочитайте письмо Джека. Помогите ему сделать письмо короче. Переделайте подчеркнутые предложения по образцу.
Example: I am a dog. - I'm a dog.
Dear Tiny,
My name is Jack. I am a dog. I am kind. I am not big. I do not live in London. I live in the country. I have not got many friends. But I have got two friends. They are a donkey and a cat. The donkey does not like winter. He cannot play snowballs. But he likes summer and green
grass. The cat likes all seasons. Would you like to visit us in summer? It will be sunny.
It will not be rainy. I will be happy to see you.
Your pen friend,

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Упражнение 5. Прочитайте письмо от друга по переписке и напишите ответ по схеме. 
Dear friend,
My name is Oliver. I am sixteen. I am a student. My birthday is on the 6th of October.
I live with my mum and dad. I have a room of my own. There is a new computer in my room. I like to play computer games. My favourite season is summer. It's sunny and warm.
I can swim and play football every day. What is your name? How old are you? When is your birthday? What is your favourite season?
Yours, Oliver
Thank you for your letter.
My name is______________________(2)
I am____________________________(3)
My birthday is____________________(4)
I like to __________________________(5)
My favourite season is_______________(6)
Best wishes, _______________________(7)

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Работа в группах по четыре человека. Задайте вопросы другу по переписке по теме указанной в письме.
1. You and your family are planning to visit your pen friend Bill in England. He would like to know when you are going to come, if he should meet you at the airport, what places you’d like to visit.
Write him a letter , ask him about his favourite food.
2. I’m very glad to get your photo, you look so happy. By the way, where did you take this photo? Where did you go on your holidays? What was the weather like? What did you like doing there?

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Упражнение 6. Напишите письмо другу, используя схему письма, приведенную в практической работе, и фразы-клише.

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Open your record-books and write your home task. You must write letters to your friends using words and word combinations those we have learned today.

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