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B1 level


In this lesson students learn about modals of speculation through remembering a reading that they did in the previous lesson. Then they receive the TL, do a guided discovery exercise, learn about emphasis, and do a freer speaking exercise.


Abc Straight Forward p97
Abc Straight Forward Page 96
Abc Movie flyers google images
Abc Straightforward photocopiable piece

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of modals of speculation in the context of magic

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a describing a situation in the context of magic


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To activate schemata

T asks them in simple terms if they remember the reading that they did 3 days ago. If they don't or if they weren't present, it's fine. T tells them it was about magic. The T tells them to read the last paragraph and tell WHY he did it.

The grammar clarification (5-10 minutes) • To expose them to the grammar for the frist time

The T asks students what was the reason why he did it and if we are 100% positive about it. The aim is to draw students' attention to the TL. The students are supposed to say 'money'. But are we sure or are we just speculating. We are actually just speculating that money is the reason. T draws a cline of levels of sureness and writes the may and might in the middle. The T then tries to elicit must and can't. Drill and spell. The T gives an example from the class to help them visualize it better in their heads. Ayşe isn't in class today. Why? Can we say she is ill. She must be because.... She might be.... She can't be because I just saw her outside she seemed fine.

Controlled practice of the TL (5-10 minutes) • Let them practice in a safe environment

T distributes page 97. T tells ss to look at ex1 in pairs. T monitors. At the end of 5 minutes, tells them to check answers with other pairs.

Freer practice writing (5-10 minutes) • To let them practice TL in a freer manner within context

T shows them the picture and tells students to write 5 sentences about it. T monitors. T asks students to check answers with other ss. T does delayed correction as required.

Controlled speaking (5-10 minutes) • Make them practice speaking

The T places fliers of movies about magic in front of the stude3nts and asks them to talk about them.

If activity (5-10 minutes) • To fill time

T put studens in pairs. T gives the ptocopiable page from the straightforward book to one person in the pair and asks him/her to give the squares one by one to the other person and to get 2 sentences from the partner for each. when finished, they exchange papers with the neighbouring group.

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