Monday, September 30, 2013

Writing a Formal Letter

Age: Teens & Adults
Focus: Modals for Obligation, Advice & Possibility / Subjunctives
Ultimate Goal: Writing a Letter

The activity below has been designed for the song "ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE" by Phil Collins. The focus here is the use of modals and subjunctives to write a formal letter. Students first engage into a conversation about  poverty, which is a serious and controversial issue. At this point, they must have already practiced on modals for advice, possibility and obligation. Subjunctives are also recommended here for more advanced students. After discussing about it, students are challenged to imagine what they would write on a letter addressed to the President. This task can be done in class, so you can monitor the use of the grammar structure and students can share their writing pieces with their peers.

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