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By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Understanding the task : Understanding the task Read the task below and answer the questions What is the PURPOSE of the email? To ask for information To give information To entertain the reader You have been given the email address of an English-speaking person who is looking for a contact in your country. Write an email about you and your family, and suggest meeting at some time in the future. Write your email in 120 – 180 words in an appropriate style. By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Plan your email : Plan your email What information do you need to include in the email? Make a list. Example: job, hobbies… Copy and complete the paragraph plan with the information you have listed. Paragraph 1: Why you are writing. Paragraph 2: About you. Paragraph 3/4 : About your family. Paragraph 5: Suggesting meeting. By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Language and context : Language and context These extracts from a student’s email are innapropiate. Rewrite them using informal language from the next table. It would be a pleasure to become acquainted with you. I am an inhabitant of a small town in Spain. We have a very good relationship. At the next opportunity to write, I will despatch a photograph of us all. When I was a child, it was customary for us to spend our vacation by the sea. She has a similar appearance to me. However, she can seem rather talkative. I understand you are in search of a pen friend. Does the possibility ever arise for you to visit my country? The reason for my writing is that… I should like to take this opportunity to inform you of my family situation. By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Slide 6: Go to slide 6 By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Slide 7: Look at these statements giving advice about informal emails. Do you think they are True or False? Use personal, conversation style. T Examples: giving reasons…/talking about the f… Avoid simple words. F Examples: It would be great… 3. Avoid phrasal verbs. F Examples: get on well 4. Avoid direct questions to the reader. F Examples: Do you ever…? 5. Use short simple sentences. T Examples: Let me tell… 6. Use contractions. T Examples: I hear you’re… By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Slide 8: Which of the expressions below would be appropriate to open and close the email? Which ones would not be appropriate, and why? Dear Mrs Watson I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Lots of love B. Dear Sue Looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes C. Dear Pen friend Well, that’s all for now. Do write back soon. Yours sincerely Not appr. Too formal Not appr. (first name) Appr. (neutral) Too informal for a first letter, but for subsequent letters Too informal/personal in this letter By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Write your email : Write your email Now write your email using some of the language in the previous slides. You must anwer all parts of the question. Do not include any postal addresses. Write your answer in 120 – 180 words. By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Check and improve your email : Check and improve your email Edit your work using this list. Check your: Paragraph plan (Have you included all the points?) Use of present and past tenses Use of time expressions Style Spelling Number of words By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Slide 11: It would be a great to meet you sometime. I live in a small town… We get on (well)… Next time I write, I’ll sent a photo. …We would always go on holiday… She looks like me, but she can be a bit talkative. I hear you’re looking for a pen friend. Do you ever get the chance to visit my country? I’m writing because… Let me tell you about my family. Back By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) Djego Suarez Vivas : Djego Suarez Vivas Thank you! www.diegosuarezv.mono.net email@example.com By Djego Suárez Vivas (www.diegosuarezv.mono.net) You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.