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1 WRITING A POSTCARD

2 CONTENT WARM UP STRUCTURE OF A POSTCARD SAMPLE POSTCARD WRITING ACTIVITIES

3 WARM UP What does a postcard look like? What is a postcard used for? Do you often send a postcard to your friend when you are on a vacation?

4 Topic for writing: Imagine you are on a vacation in one of the countries in the Pacific Rim. Write a postcard to an English-speaking pen pal and tell your friend about it.

5 STRUCTURE OF A VACATION POSTCARD 1.Salutation/Greeting: The name of the person who receives the message 2.Body: The message included on the postcard - State where you are and what its like (include your feeling) -Write a sentence about the accommodation -Describe the weather -Describe things you did that you enjoyed -Describe what you have done -Future plans 3. Closing: A last word or two to the reader at the end of the message 4. Signature: senders name

6 Sample Postcard Dear Laura, Were having a lovely time here in Ha Long City, Vietnam. The weather is very nice. Were staying in a comfortable hotel near the beach. We have a spectacular view of the bay from our bedroom. Yesterday, we went to see some wonderful caves and grottoes in Ha Long Bay. Today we are going on a boat trip to Cat Ba Island. Well call you next week. Best wishes, Bill

7 Laura Lee Younger 406 Clybourne Street Clybourne Park, IL Recipients name and address Dear Laura, Were having a lovely time here in Ha Long City, Vietnam. The weather is very nice. Were staying in a comfortable hotel near the beach. We have a spectacular view of the bay from our bedroom. Yesterday, we went to see some wonderful caves and grottoes in Ha Long Bay. Today we are going on a boat trip to Cat Ba Island. Well call you next week. Best wishes, Bill Stamp Closing Greeting Signature Body HERE IS HOW THE BACK OF YOUR POSTCARD LOOKS LIKE

8 Writing Activities Put these sentences in the right order to fit the model given a.See you soon b.Dear Mary c.We are having a wonderful time here in Viet Nam. d.Our hotel is very near the beach e.Yesterday we took a boat trip to a small island and spent the day lying on the beach and exploring the island. f.The weather is wonderful. g.We are visiting a coastal village and enjoying seafood today. h.John

9 Writing the postcard using the suggestions Dear Paula, Here we / Da Lat / Viet Nam. We / be / here / three days. The flight / terrible / the weather/ very bad. But now we / have / great time. Yesterday / go / walk / the mountains. It / beautiful / and I/ take / lots of photographs. We / stay / hotel by a lake. Everything / very nice / but / very expensive here / so I / not buy / many things. How / you? I hope / you / well. See / soon. Love Kate

10 THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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