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Grammar, present and past ability, modal verbs : can,can't; could,couldn't; able to,not able to in the context of 'gifted people'
Intermediate, B1 level

Description

In this lesson the ss will learn and practice grammar; present and past abilities, modal verbs : can,can't; could,couldn't; able to,not able to in the context of 'gifted people'.The teacher will show to the class the pictures of Picasso and Edison’ and talk about their abilities/inabilities.Then T will give a HO with different sentences on it , ss have to find in each sentence either the ability is talking about the past or present.This will be followed by a gap fill chart of modal verbs to talk about abilities/inabilities (can/can’t ect…).For further practice SS wil complete a text about ‘Derek Parvacini’ with modal verbs.Then as a free practice ss will discuss in groups their abilities now and in the past.

Materials

Abc images
Abc images
Abc exercice HO

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Modal verbs in the context of Can/can't; could/couldn't; able to/not able to

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in group in the context of 'Gifted people'; SS own abilities

Procedure

stage 1 (4-5 minutes) • Lead in

Teacher will talk about Picasso and Edison's abilities/inabilities to create interest in the topic.

stage 2 (10-12 minutes) • grammar : to introduce modal verbs to talk about ability

The teacher will give a HO (exercice 5 p84 speakout intermediate students book-Pearson) with different sentences on it.SS have to distinguish if the sentence is either representing a present or past ability. -Once ss checks their answers with their pairs, they will find an answer key under their table.

stage 3 (10-12 minutes) • Discovering the form and pronunciation

The teacher will give a HO (p140 speakout intermediate students book-Pearson) with a chart.SS will complete the chart individually with modal verbs (affirmative and negative form present and past) After cheching their answers with their pairs, an AK will be given by the T. Then the teacher will do a drilling of the modal verbs as a whole class activity.

stage 4 (5-10 minutes) • practice

-The teacher will give a HO of a Text about Derek Paravacini (exercice 6 p84 speakout intermediate students book) .SS will complete the blanks in the text with the modal verbs given. -After cheching their answers with other students, the teacher will give an AK.

stage 5 (6-8 minutes) • speaking-freer practice

The teacher will give a HO with some images on it (speakout intermediate students book-Pearson). SS in pairs will put a tick next to the things they can/can't do or they could couldn't do, then tell them to their pairs. as a last activity, ss will do some free speaking practice in groups talking about their abilities/inabilities in the present and past time. In the mean time teacher will take notes monitoring for later correction-feedback.

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