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Advice lesson, should and shouldn't
Elementary A2 level


In this lesson the Ss will learn how to give advice using should and shouldn't. The lesson will be taught via a rather guided discovery approach. The teacher will elicit the form and ts meaning through some pictures. The lesson will continue with some controlled practice and will move to free practice where learners must use the language to talk about themselves. There will also be another free practice where the whole class will take turns giving advice to different people who have special problems. If time permits they will do workbook activities.


Main Aims

  • The main aim is to teach learners how to give advice using should and shouldn't.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The subaim is to let the Ss use the new language in different contexts while speaking in groups and whole class.


lead in (4-6 minutes) • to provide context for grammar

The T will show the class a picture of a person who has a toothache and will elicit the problem. is this person feeling alright? why? what is his/her problem? Then t will show tow other pics (one of dentist and one of a girl eating chocolate) to elicit the language. what does this person need to do? is it good for him to have chocolate? after eliciting should and shouldn't the teacher will focus on their pronunciation both weak and strong form. Then she will show some other pictures to elicit more examples from the Ss.

grammar presentation (3-5 minutes) • to clarfy different forms of the language (negative and questions)

The T will show a table containing the key grammatical features of the lesson and will try to elicit the different form. As they might be familiar with some modals from previous TPs I don't think they may have any problems. T will use some elicitation Qs to get them say the rules. what is the negative form? how can we make y/n questions? some more examples form the Ss may help with more elicitation. what should we do to learn English better? where should we save our money? ........

controlled practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide them with some exercises to get used to the new form

The T will give them some HOs from the book. In this exercise they will practice the new language in different form to show if they can manipulate it in different ways such as negative and questions. Then they will come to the board and write the answers.

controlled speaking practice (3-5 minutes) • to give them the opportunity to practice the form in some limited speaking

The teacher will give out the second HOs and ask them to match the questions with the statements. The answers will be checked on the board.

Free practice (4-7 minutes) • to give the Ss a chance to have their own views on something which they practiced in the previous exercise

In this case the teacher will change the grouping and put the learners in male and female groups to play the roles of a girl friend and boy friend. This exercise is similar to the other exercise but here they should have their own ideas or they can simply use the ideas from the previous exercise.

game (4-7 minutes) • to have a really free speaking

There will be no hint form the previous exercises. The T will give them some cards each S will have a particular problem and the other must give her advice on what to do and what not to do.

workbook (optional) (4-7 minutes) • to eliminate any remaining problem

By this point they have hopefully mastered the new form. If time permits the will do the exercises on the third HOs and will come to the board to check them as a class activity.

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