pelin pelin

animals lesson / can and can't
beginners level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about different animals and interesting facts about them based on a reading text about animal facts. The lesson will start with a relay game then reading for gist, followed by a grammar activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Can and Can't in the context of Animals

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening practice using a text about Amazing animal facts in the context of Animals


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start the lesson by showing a few pictures of different animals on the white board and ask the students what each animal is able and unable to do. -Then i will get Ss to get into 2 groups and to face the WB, then i will get them to play a board race game where they will have a can and can't column and they will have to stick the right picture on the right column.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-Then i will get the Ss to individually read for gist for 1 minutes about the text about animal facts. -Then individually i want them to right down which animals attack or kill humans. -Then i will get Ss to discuss in pairs what animals they know in the text and what they can and can't do and to write them on a piece of paper. -Check answers as a WC. CCQ's How many minutes ? 1 or 2

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-Then i will get Ss into pairs and they will have to come up with 3 amazing facts about the animals. -Then ill get the Ss int groups of 3-4 so they can share their answers and come up with the 3 most amazing out of them all. -Then each group will come up and write their amazing facts on the board. -Correct as a class CCQs: how many facts? 2 or 3?

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Then i will give Ss examples of can and can't on the WB and teach them the rules. Then i will give Ss a gap fill sheet of can and can't sentences. They will fill the answers individually. Then check answers in pairs And check as a WC by Ss coming up to the WB and filling in the gaps with the correct answers.

Clarification (5-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will then give Ss a role play of Roger and Karen, where they will have to fill in the gaps. Correct and drill if needed. Then check answers as a WC

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Then i will show a table of words, and (can and can't) on the WB and give a handout so they can write the sentences using those words. -Then Ss will check their answers by walking around the room asking each other questions like e.g.: Can a chimpanzee swim? yes it can or no it can't. I will ask CCQs: Do we write sentences? YES

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