Dear Sir/Madam

Dear Sir/Madam

Lesson overview

In this Business English lesson plan, the student will learn the basics on how to write a proper business email. They will also learn about gerunds and infinitives.



The student decides which forms of communication should be used when responding to a coworker, client, or supervisor.


Vocabulary: Email language

The student gets familiar with vocabulary related to writing emails (attachment, recipient, data, etc.).


Reading: Business emails

As part of the reading practice, the student reads about the purposes and types of emails. They answer the questions based on the text.


Video: Email in real life

The student watches a funny video called Email in real life, which reconstructs written emails as face-to-face communication. Then, they complete the video comprehension practice.


Dos and don’ts of email writing

The student learns about the dos and don’ts when it comes to writing a business email. Moreover, they learn how to greet and sign off properly.


Grammar: Infinitives and gerunds

The student learns about the structure of infinitives and gerunds and how to use them correctly. They put their knowledge into practice by choosing correct alternatives, completing sentences by putting verbs in correct forms, and correcting mistakes.

The lesson ends with a section of wrap-up questions.

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