Task Writing an e-mail to give information
1. to get students to learn how to listen for important information.
2. to get students to learn to budget for a trip.
Step 1: Give students the background of this story. Let them plan a list of things they need
to do for the coming trip if they are in such circumstances. They may be able to
fill in some of the blanks in part A even before listening. Then listen to the tape for
the first time and finish the rest of the blanks.
Step2: Listen to part A for the second time if necessary.
Step3: One of the things you were asked to do was call Mr. An. Listen to the telephone
conversation and make some notes about the information Mr. An gives. Step4: (1) You also want to look on a website about Dalian to make a perfect arrangement
for the trip. Read the information and complete the note.
(2) Explain some new words if necessary. It may include: harbour, speed up, peak,
Step5: Pair work: You have decided to travel by train. You are at the railway station and
are trying to buy some tickets for the fastest train. List the sorts of questions you
need to ask. Find a partner to be the ticket seller. (Only your partner has the
timetable. Ask him or her questions. Then you choose the fastest train within
the right budget. Then switch roles. Compare the final decision between
Step6: You need to write an e-mail to your uncle. Get students to think about what things
you need to write in the e-mail.
You need to say that you have decided that the families should take the train
and why you decide on this. Also tell him the departure and arrival time and
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