everyday problem,can ,can't (ability)
new headway beginner level
To provide clarification of Can/Can't in the context of every day problem
To provide accuracy speaking practice with Can/Can't in the context of everyday problem.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
T mimes some actions such as 'touching her feet', 'licking her elbow', singing a song and dancing' and says, "I can't touch my feet or I can dance." Then, asks Ss to do these activities to create interest and elicit the meaning of can and can't as well.
T sticks some pictures on the WB such as a boy who can use a computer, a girl who can't draw a picture and so on, then elicits the meaning of 'can' and ' can't '. T asks some students to come to WB and stick a correct sentence in front of the picture to involve them in learning. T clarifies the form of can and can't by eliciting it as 'Is it subject or verb?' or 'Is it a modal or a base verb and then, asks Ss to come to WB to put the words in the correct part of speech to involve them in learning. T clarifies the pronunciation of can and can't in some sentences by using a variety of drills such as backchain drilling, substitution drilling and repeating individually.
T gives some pictures of signs to Ss and some sentences to match the correct sentences with the correct picture such as 'you can turn right' or 'you can't eat food here'. Then, asks Ss to stand up and check the answers of their friends. After that, T gives them FB by nominating Ss to answer the question. T gives HOs to Ss which are not the same to find someone who can do or can't do something. Ss stand up and find a new partner and ask each other a question as a mingling activity. The teacher gives them feedback by asking ss to nominate one of their friends to answer the questions.
T divides Ss in two groups and then, gives Ss some pictures of the famous people in their countries and asks learners to discus with each other about five things that he/she can or can't do in their groups. After that, they share their ideas with other groups, and then gives Ss FB by writing their errors on the WB and asks learners to find their mistakes and correct it. T prepares a game for Ss in which one Ss comes and sits on the hot seat and T sticks a name of the famous person of their country on his/her forehead. The student can't see the name, so he/ she has to ask some questions with can to find that person such as 'Can he sing?', or 'Can he dance?' and so on.