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2 Task Writing an e-mail to give information

3 Skills building 1: listening to instructions What sentence structures are often used to give instructions? You should … You will need to… You will have to…

4 When you are listening to instructions, you will need to listen for key structures that will tell you what to do. Here are some key structures to listen for: Decide how to… You should phone /fax/e- mail… You will need to check… You will have to go… Ask the assistant/teacher… Please send a letter/an e- mail/ Remind him to tell him/her/ that

5 Step 1: taking notes for future action Part A If you are going somewhere for holiday, what do you need to plan? where to go when to go there how to go there how much money to spend who to go with what to do there and so on

6 Two families are planning their May Day holiday trip to Dalian. Read the notes before you listen to the recording and make sure that you know what you should listen for.

7 1.Decide_________________. 2._______Mr. An and ask him to suggest the best way. 3. Look on the ________for information. 4.Decide on the best ________ to travel. 5.Remember the travel allowance to Dalian is ________ Yuan for ____ people. 6.Go to the ___________ and find out about the ______. 7.Decide on the time to ________. 8.____________ to your uncle with all the information and ____________ him not to be late. how to get there Phone internet method 2,200 6 Ticket office timetable leave Send an e-mail remind A A Listen to the conversation and complete the notes on the instructions.

8 B. B. One of the things you were asked to do was call Mr. An. Listen to your telephone conversation and make some notes about the information he gave you. Means of transport Disadvantages Advantages Ship Coach Train Takes a long time; Father does not like boats It takes 16 hours just get to Beijing There are several to Choose from leaving at different times; quickest and most convenient Very crowded

9 C Mr. An suggested that you look on a website about Dalian. Look at the website below. Read it and complete the next part of your notes. Dalian Dalian is a beautiful city in the north-east of China. You can travel to Dalian by air, sea, road or railway. Click on the links belows to find out more. Getting there Dalian is the most important harbour city and Industrial base in north-east China. It has a good transport system that makes it very easy to travel to Dalian from most cities, but these can be quite expensive.

10 By air As a major city in northern China, Dalian has good air connections with most important cities, but these can be quite expensive. By train Dalian is linked to the national railway system, and has direct trains running to Beijing and most major cities in north-east China, including Changchun, Shengyang, Qiqihar, Jilin and Harbin. News Flash: A new service has just opened between Beijing and Dalian and this has speeded up travel between the two cities.

11 By road recently, the roads have improved but last summer there was extensive flooding about 10 kilometres and the road is still under repair. News Flash: Expect long delays at peak travel seasons such as May Day holiday. By Boat/ship Dalian has regular passenger boat services to many cities.In addition to the frequent fast ferry boats to Yantai, there are slower boats to Shanghai, Qinhuangdao and Inchon in Korea. News Flash: The road repairs have increased the amount on ships carrying goods. As the traffic is so busy, the number of passenger boats and ferries has been reduced. Expect cancellation or redirecting to another port.

12 Wont choose _______ because__________________ _______ because________________ _______ because__________________ By air Mum hates flying By road the storms washed away the road and it is still under repair By ferry Sometimes the slow ferries are not very punctual so they are not reliable. There is no guarantee that you can get The particular ferry you want

13 Will choose ______ because______________ by train A new service has just opened between Beijing and Dalian, so we can first take a train to Beijing and then change a train to Dalian

14 Skills building 2: finding out about different information. When we want to find out information about things like travel, we usually ask different questions to find out different information. The questions below can be used to help you ask for specific travel information Question Could you please tell me the different ways I can get to…? Information to find out Different ways to travel

15 Which is the fastest train? Could you please tell what time the train to… leaves/arrives? How long does it take to get to…on that train? How much does it cost to Buy a hard sleepers ticket? How many times do I need to change my train? The fastest way to travel Time of departure/arrival Travel time cost Number of changes needed QuestionInformation to find out

16 Step2 : buying tickets You have decided to travel by train You are at the railway station and are trying to buy some tickets for the fastest train. Find a partner to be the ticket seller and ask him/her questions. Then complete your notes below. Switch roles when you are finished. Student 1: Use the questions in Skill building 2 to help you find out about the right train to choose. Remember to choose the fastest train within the right budget. Refer back to your Notes in Step 1 for the budget. Complete your notes below according to what you have found out.

17 Student 2: Look at the timetables below and answer Student 1s questions. Nanjing--- Beijing Travel time Cost (yuan) Hard seats Hard sleepers Soft sleepers K46 T66 1426 16.20 22.30 23.09 05.41 09.19 14.34 13hr 21min 10hr 49min 15hr 25min 186 150 115 301 265 216 453 417 347 Arrive Train No.Depart Travel time Cost (yuan) Arrive Train No.Depart

18 Beijing- --Dalian Train No DepartArrive Hard seats Hard sleepers Soft sleepers T225 T81 18.00 21.21 06.00 06.58 12hr 9hr 37min 140 120 257 222 390 338 Travel time Cost (yuan)

19 Tickets From Nanjing to Beijing From Beijing to Dalian Train No.: 1426 Train No.: T225 Total travel time: 27 hr 26 min Total cost for two families: 2,190 Yuan

20 Skills building 3: giving reasons for your choices Sometimes when we write to explain our decisions We need to give reasons for our choices. In this task, You had to: 1.Find out about transport from Nanjing to Dalian and choose the best way to travel. The reasons for your choice were: speed of travel problem with roads and boats fact that your mother does not like flying 2. Decide on time of departure. The reasons for your choice depend on the travel time your travel allowance

21 Step 3: writing an e-mail to your uncle You need to write an e-mail to your uncle. You need to say that you need to say that you have decided that the families should take the train and why you decided on this. Also tell him the time when you will be leaving and remind him not to be late. Date: From:To: Subject: 8 AprilUncleTrip to Dalian One possible version:

22 Dear uncle, Weve decided to go to Dalian by train after Comparing different means of transport. Dalian is a port city and it is convenient to get there by ferry, but we will have to go to Shanghai first. The problem is, during the peak travel season the slow ferries are not very punctual, and there is no guarantee that we can get the particular ferry we want. Besides we cant go there by air because Mum is afraid of flying and the air tickets would be very expensive. The travel allowance for this trip is only 2,200 Yuan. Concerning the above matter, we decided to take trains and meet you in Beijing. First, my parents

23 and I will take Train 1426 that leaves for Beijing at 23.08 on the 30th, and we will arrive at 14.34 on May 1 st.Then well meet you and takeT225 to Dalian at 6.00 on May 2nd. The ticket for 1426 is 216 Yuan and for T225 257 Yuan for one person. So we will spend 2,190 Yuan on the train tickets altogether. Well meet at the Beijing Train Station. Remember the departure time and dont Be late for the train. Best wishes, …

24 1 Finish the Exercises On Page 133. Read the passage in Part A. 2 Finish the writing exercise in Part B. 3 Preview Project. Homework

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