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Mobile Phone Etiquette
Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about the modals of obligation: must, have to and should with the context of Mobile Phone Etiquette. Ss will be able to practice of modals in context, form and pronunciation. They will be working in pairs and groups, so they will also be able to practice in speaking.


Abc HO (Questions-a-)
Abc Slideshow
Abc HO (text)
Abc Paper strips (Meanings-b-)
Abc HO (d)
Abc Listening track 2.46
Abc HO-word list
Abc HO (c)
Abc Listening track 2.47

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of modals of obligation in the context of modern manners
  • To provide fluency and accuracy pronunciation and speaking practice in a conversation in the context of manners with using modals of obligation

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction reading practice using a text about mobile phone etiquette


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Check the projector and materials to be ready. Ask Ss how they feel today. Project the slideshow and ask Ss to read the introduction they see on the slideshow and try to guess the meaning of etiquette. Nominate and elicit the meaning of etiquette. Model and drill pronunciation of etiquette.

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

Tell Ss that they will read the text and discuss some questions with their partners. Pass out HOs both reading and questions(a) at the same time. Ask Ss to discuss their with their partners. Nominate Ss to get FB.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask them to pick up a paper and form the groups according to the colors of the paper they picked up. Pass out the A3 size text and ask Ss to match the meanings with highlighted sentences in the text. Ask Ss to check their answers by looking at other group's work. Ask Ss to check their answers by looking at the slideshow

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ask Ss to focus on the slideshow. Write the forms by eliciting Ss Write key words and ask Ss to discuss in pairs on matching. Clarify the meaning bu eliciting Key words: Rule/Law, Unnecessary, Good Manner, Advice

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

Write "should" on the board. Nominate two Ss to pronounce it. Model and drill it. Explain what silent consonant means. Tell Ss that they will work in pairs and cross out the silent letters Give Ss one copy for two. Give Ss 3 mins. If you have time, let Ss compare their answers to other group members' answers. Play the audio and ask them to look at the answer key on the slideshow

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Write "I saw a black cat" and "an apple" on the board. Model and drill. Tell Ss that they listen and repeat the sentences on HOs Pass out the HOs and play the audio.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Tell Ss that they will read the definition of manners and make sentences using should/ shouldn't, must/ mustn't / have to according to the sentence. Pass out the HOs Model the first one and ask Ss to work in pairs. Then ask Ss to discuss in groups.

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