Monday, October 12, 2015

More ELL Plans From Kenneth Beare

Writing Emails for Business
To learn how to write a business email, remember the following: Business emails are generally less formal than business letters. Business emails written to colleagues are generally direct and ask for specific actions to be taken. It's important to keep your business emails short, as the easier it is to reply to an email the more likely it is that a business contact will reply quickly. 

TV Episode Lesson Plan
The goal of this activity is to bring students up to a level of listening comprehension which helps them feel confident with coping with full, normal-speed listening texts, while not getting distracted by unknown vocabulary they may encounter. Here's how the lesson begins:

-Tell students to choose a sit-com from TV they like, better if it is one that they can easily relate (i.e. jobs or lifestyles).
-After a sit-com has been chosen by the class, do the following:

Using Relative Clauses
Relative clauses are also referred to as adjective clauses. They are used to modify a noun which is either the subject or the object of a sentence. Here is an example of each:

She is the woman who he met at the party last week.
I bought a book which was published in Germany last year.

"... who he met at the party ..." is a relative clause which describes the subject of the sentence 'woman'. "...which was published in Germany ..." describes the object of the verb 'bought'

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