Grammar- Modal Can/ Could/ Be able to
To provide clarification of modal can/ could/ be able to in the context of failure and success
To provide scan reading practice using a text about learning experiences in the context of failure and success
Procedure (42-56 minutes)
Write on th WB the well-known English saying " If at first you don't succeed, try,try,try again." Elicit its meaning from WC.
Show the students the target vocabulary and their definitions Ask them work in pairs again and match the target vocabulary with their definitions SS stand up and check other pairs' answers Write the answer key on the board Ask the students to work in pairs again Hand out the definition of "be able to" to each pair Ask them to read and discuss, what other verb it is similar to Elicit the answers and write on the board
Put the students into groups Ask ss to read the text and answer the questions on exercise 1e with their group Elicit the answers and ask the other groups' ideas Ask if they agree or not and why Reflect the answers on the board Students will sit in pairs again Tell the ss to read the sentences on exercise 1d and match them with the blanks in the text on their own Students check their answers with their partners Elicit the anwers from each pair
Ask the CCQs Elicit the anwers Draw a timeline and elicit the time of the actions in the sentences Elicit the form of the target language Write them on the board Do some driiling exercise Make the students notice the sentence stress Ask students to look at text and tell the tense of "be able to" in each paragraph Elicit the tenses "can" have Ask them to underline
Students will work in pairs Each student will have a speech card Students will make predictions about the missing parts of their sentences Student A reads the first sentence, if she/he guesses correctly, writes it in. If not, student goes on guessing. Starting from the sentence 7, ss switch the roles.