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THE LESSON ON E-MAIL

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on E-Mail. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


READ

E-mail certainly keeps me busy. I never used to write as many letters as I do now. In the good old days before computers, we wrote real letters, with paper and envelopes. I wrote one or two letters a week. But now, with e-mail, my in-box is never empty. There’s always someone mailing me. I would like just one day where I’m free of e-mail. The sad thing is, very few mails I get are interesting. I get loads of spam – junk mail trying to sell me things I don’t want. I also get lots of mail from people asking me to do stuff. Do this, do that, reply ASAP. It’s too much sometimes. The one good thing about e-mail is that you can get things done quickly. I can e-mail a company in another country and they can mail me back in two minutes.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

E-mail certainly ______________________ . I never used ______________________ many letters ______________________ . In the good old days before computers, we wrote real letters, with paper and envelopes. I wrote one or two ______________________ . But now, with e-mail, my in-box is never empty. There’s always someone mailing me. I would like ______________________ where I’m free of e-mail. The sad thing is, very few mails I get are interesting. I get ______________________ – junk mail trying to sell me things I don’t want. I also get ______________________ from people asking me ______________________ . Do this, do that, reply ASAP. It’s too much sometimes. The ______________________ about e-mail is that you can get things done quickly. I can e-mail a company in another country and they can ______________________ in two minutes.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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STUDENT E-MAIL SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about e-mail in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about e-mail for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about e-mail. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about e-mail. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. E-MAIL POSTER Make a poster about e-mail. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY E-MAIL LESSON: Make your own English lesson on e-mail. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on e-mail. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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