Writing Letters

Writing E-mails is not that easy.  There are many things to consider.  For a starter lets watch the following video:

Every time we write an e-mail its important to consider some rules.  There are a set of rules that are called Netiquette.  And there are some specific ones for writing e-mails.  See if you can find information about e-mail netiquette.


1.  Make a post expressing why it is important to follow the rules of Netiquette for e-mails and share one of your experiences where someone or even you violated these rules. (Title of your post: RULES OF NETIQUETTE).

2.   What is the difference between informal letters and formal letters?  In which cases do you use each type of letter?

3.  Please create a post with the title "Two letters" and create the following two letters following the rubric.  Use the vocabulary suggested in your book in order to create your letters.


You have a friend that is going through a very difficult situation.  You want to cheer him/her up.  You have recently heard a song that can cheer him up.  Tell him/her why you consider that this song can help to overcome this difficult time.

Write a letter to your friend of no more than 200 words and not less than 150 words where you give him good reasons to cheer up based on the following song:

You don't have to write an address. Start your letter as follows:

Dear friend (or name of your friend),


Select a food product that you really love.  A product that is made by a famous factory (e.g Bimbo, Ramo, Alpina, Hershey's, etc)  You love this product so much that you have decided to tell the company how much you love it.  You also have some suggestions to improve the product.

Write a letter to your friend of no more than 200 words and not less than 150 words where you tell the company how much you love the product, the reasons why you love it, and you give them some advices to improve it.

You don't have to write an address. Start your letter as follows:

Dear (name of the company),


Listening Excercises

Page 14

1a.  Be sure to use the questions as guides.Listen to your classmate write down any possible mistakes and at the end tell your classmate what are some possible corrections for his or her talk.

Read the suggestions in the strategy point.

1b. Here is the audio for this point:

Listening Part 1

Record and upload voice >>

Talk with your classmate.  In which situation could the people that you did not mention feel the same way?

Listening Part 2

Read the suggestions in the strategy point.

Here is the audio

Audio recording software >>

Discuss the questions in 2c and 2d.  Share your points in a post in your blog.   Use pictures if you want.


Prepare Task 3 in page 15.  Be sure to use the vocabulary in the "Useful Language" frame.  Help your classmate with grammar and vocabulary, discourse management, pronunciation, interactive communication.

Next friday you will be evaluated in either Achievements or Celebrations.  Compare your work to the following audio.

Audio and voice recording >>

For next Monday, DO pages 18, 19, 20, 21.  There will be a grade for one or two exercises from these pages.


Vocabulary list

Welcome to the second class.  Today we are going to retain all the vocabulary that we learn in the unit of the book.

Create a new POST with the title: "Vocabulary from Unit 1"

Write all the vocabulary that you have learnt in a chart similar to this one:

Dictionary Definition
My Definition
Used in a sentence

A celebration of the occupancy of a new home.
It is a party for a friend that has bought a new house.
I bought a nice bathroom gift for the housewarming of my best friend.

We will develop the book excercises of pages 10 to 13 while you select the vocabulary.  Be sure to include all the items of vocabulary you consider necessary (expressions, compound verbs, etc.).

Here are the audios of today's lesson:

Activity for page 10

Record music and voice >>

Activity for page 13

Record music with Vocaroo >>


1st Class of Upper Intermediate English

Welcome to the world of bloggers.  In this Blog you will find all the tasks that I have done for a very long time.  Please be sure to follow the instructions exactly as I write them.

1.  Create a NEW blog using blogger, with the Title:  Name Last Name's Upper Intermediate English Blog (example: Jorge Zea's Upper Intermediate English Blog).  The URL of your blog MUST be written like this:  www.(Name)(Last name)UIE.blogspot.com (Example:  www.JorgeZeaUIE.blogspot.com)

2. Click in this link to post the address (URL) of your blog (https://docs.google.com/a/ugc.edu.co/document/d/1XGT_8yYWyLxyrO0RQixiVWMg4ULsG6LjWra4ZR6FUYg/edit)

3.  For your post, please write the exercise we did last class.  Name your post "Answer Mixed"

4.  Comment at least 3 blogs of your classmates, telling them a correction in your story or a general comment about the post.  Be sure that you have at least 2 comments in your post.