Writing Cards – Christmas Cards for ESOL, ESL and EFL

 

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Sending cards is an enourmous business in the UK and the USA with the average person spending way too much time and money on them. There’s also a lot of social pressure to send and receive them especially at Christmas time. Who hasn’t been presented with a card for someone who is leaving the office, sick or getting married, and thought ‘I don’t know what to write!’?

It’s also pretty difficult for ESOL/EFL and second language English learners to write them to. I used this lesson with a group of pre-intermediate learners.

Here are the lesson stages

1. Ask the students to tell you when they last recieved a card of any description. Write a list of the cards they tell you about on the board. It might look something like this. Anniversary, wedding, congratulations, birthday, valentines, get well soon, sorry, condolences…

2. Pass out the sheet and have the students correct the mistakes then match the card messages to the people they are for.

3. Now ask students to write their own messages in response to the prompts. You could ask them to work in pairs or alone and could check the answers by getting to write on the board.

4. There are some really good electronic greetings cards on the net. You might like to show these to your students if you have an interactive whiteboad or projector.

http://www.jacquielawson.com/

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5 Comments on “Writing Cards – Christmas Cards for ESOL, ESL and EFL”

  1. Clarissa says:

    Nice introduction to writing cards in English! I’m going to adapt it — thank you!

  2. Chris Speck says:

    Thanks Clarissa, I’m glad you are going to adapt it, that’s what it’s for!
    let me know how you get on!

    best wishes

    Chris

  3. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.
    I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

    • Chris Speck says:

      Hiya, you can email me on chrisspeck80athotmail.com – obviously you’ll have to replace the at with the correct symbol

      looking forward to reading your ideas

      best wishes


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