Expressing probability lesson
To provide clarification and practice of expressing probability in the context of speculating
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of spe
Procedure (44-48 minutes)
T shows a photo of a dying earth on PPP. Ask Ss ' what is happening in the picture? What might happen next?'. Talk with your partners to answer these questions. Make them pairs. Monitor.
Show Ss HO 1. Tell Ss they are going to rewrite the underlined parts of the sentences using the modal verbs in brackets(point them). Tell them to fold the paper by a demonstration. Distribute HO 1. Monitor. Make Ss partners to peer-check. Monitor. Whole-class feedback.
Show the second and third slides on PPP. Use CCQs and eliciting to clarify meaning. To help them use the target language accurately work on the difference of 'likely' and 'probably, definitely, probably'. Write them on the board and ask Ss what comes before and after 'likely' and 'probably'. Use different examples to clarify form. To clarify pronunciation repeat the highlighted parts first and then the sentence.
Tell Ss they are going to use the phrases above the paragraph(point them) to fill the gaps in the paragraph. Ask Ss to unfold the paper. Monitor. Make them pairs and peer-check. Monitor. Whole-class feedback.
Show Ss the HO 2. Ask them to make sentences and talk with their partners about how likely they are to do these things in the next 3-5 years by using the expressions in the box(point them). Peer-check. Monitor. If there is enough time show the last slide and ask Ss to stand up. Ask Ss to talk with each other about the future by using the expressions on the slide. Monitor.