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1 Project Unit 2 Writing an advice letter

2 Have you ever planned for your future? What do you want to be in the future? a writer / an actor / an artist /…

3 – works for a magazine. - reads letters from readers and understand their problems. -gives them advice by writing advice letters. An advice columnist What must an advice columnist be good at?

4 Read the first letter and answer questions 1.Why does the father write the letter? 2.What problems does the father think his son have? He wants to ask for some help with his 16-year-old son. answer

5 2. What problems does the father think his son have? He spends too much time in Internet cafes playing games and surfing the internet. He refuses to do everything his parents ask him to do. He is rude to them. He refuses to spend time with them. He refuses to do his homework and wastes time watching DVDs and listening to foreign music. sometimes he acts as though he doesnt love his parents at all.

6 Read the second letter and answer questions 1.Why does the son write the letter? 1.What problems does the son think his father have? He wants to ask for some help answer

7 2. What problems does the son think his father have? His father forbids him from meeting his friends at the Internet cafes. His father doesnt listen to him when he wants to do sth. Or suggests an idea. When he tries to talk to his father, his father shouts at him. When he refuses to listen to his father, his father shouts at him and they fight like crazy. His parents always make him do things he doesnt like. When he wants to be alone, they call him selfish and unloving. His father gets very angry when he plays foreign music. Every time he watches a DVD, his father sends him to bed or tells him to study.

8 Brainstorm: How to give advice? Youd better (not) do sth. Why not do sth.? / Why dont you do sth. ? If I were you, I would do sth..( …) I advice you (not) to do sth. I suggest/advice that you (should) (not) do sth. It would be better if you do sth. …

9 Pair work Wourk in pairs, practise giving advice to the son. Patterns of giving advice Youd better (not) … Why not …? / Why dont you … ? If I were you, I would.... ( …) I advice you (not) to... I suggest/advice that you (should) (not) … It would be better if you … … Advice to the son have a heart-to-heart talk with your parents. tell them you love them but you also need their respect. learn to keep calm and act like an adult. accept your fathers requirements when they are right. learn to think from your fathers angle( ). … Examples: If I were you I would tell them I love them but I also need their respect. Why not learn to think from your fathers angle?

10 How to write an advice letter Text( ) Format( ) of an advice letter BeginningBeginning (Why write this letter) Body Body (suggestions/ advice) Ending Ending (hope or encouragement ) Dear …( receivers name) Yours sincerely / truly … (writers name)

11 How to begin your advice letter 1.Im glad to hear from you but sorry to know that you have problems with your father. Here are some suggestions for you. 2.Thank you for your letter. And I am pleased to give you some advice. 3.Glad to have your letter and sorry for your problems. Dont worry. I can give you some suggestions.

12 1.I hope you will find my suggestions/advice helpful/ useful. 2.Lets keep in touch. I do hope to hear good news from you. 3.I believe you can deal with the problems well. Good luck to you! 4.At last, I hope I will be your best friend forever. How to end your advice letter

13 If you give more than one suggestion in your letter, remember to use the following words: How to write the body of your advice letter 1. First, … Second, … Third, … 2. Firstly, … Secondly, … Thirdly, … 3. First of all, … Besides/Whats more/In addition, … Finally, …

14 Read a sample advice letter to the father, Liu Zhenhua. Dear Mr. Liu, Thank you for your letter. Im sorry to know that you have some problems with your son. Im glad to give you some advice. Firstly, youd better not always shout at your son. He is no longer a child. You should begin to treat him like an adult and respect him. Secondly, if I were you, I would learn to listen to him and try to understand the way he thinks. I think this is the best way to bridge the generation gap. Thirdly, why dont you turn to his close friends for help? They understand your son much better than you. It would be much better if you do like this. Lets keep in touch. I do hope to hear good news from you. Yours sincerely …

15 Four students form a group. Each student will be in charge of different things. an organizer( ) a writer a checker a speaker Form groups

16 Group work Write an advice letter to the son, Liu Wei. Patterns of giving advice Youd better (not) … Why not …? / Why dont you … ? If I were you, I would.... ( …) I advice you (not) to... I suggest/advice that you (should) (not) … It would be better if you … … Advice to the son have a heart-to-heart talk with your parents. tell them you love them but you also need their respect. learn to keep calm and act like an adult. accept your fathers requirement when they are right. learn to think from your fathers angle( ). … Get help from students sheet Get help from here

17 Homework: 1.Review the skills of how to write an advice letter. 2.Write an advice letter to Liu Wei in your exercise book.

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