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Grammar-Modal verbs
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson the S will learn about modal verbs. The S will have to first match the verbs with the meanings. Next he will have a controlled practice by gap filling and completing exercises.He will have a freer practice by writing an essay about UAE rules and regulations using the TL.


Abc Gap-fill handout, Matching cards, Audio CD

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Modal verbs should, can, could, have to and must in the context of Rest, jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a Essay in the context of Family rules


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

Discuss about the house rules when the S was young and how the rules have changed now since he is old.

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

Will test the S understanding of the modal verbs by giving him a matching activity of verbs to their meanings.

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

T goes over the activity with the S and elicit the answers from him by making sentences using the TL and getting the S to guess from the meanings what the sentence implies.

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

We will go over the meanings together. Should- to say that something is a good idea or right thing to do. Can-to talk about different kinds of possibility i.e. ability or permission Have to-we use this if something is necessary T will ask the S for the negative forms as well as the question forms of the modal verbs. S will do an exercise on page 26 and listen for the answers through a recording. T will play again the CD and S will practice pronunciation through repeating after the sentences. Teacher will introduce other woulds for pronunciation practice e.g. could, fiend, half, hour, something, light, midnight, calm, interested/

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

Ask S to do a gap fill on page 30 and listen to the conversation and check his answers. Ask him which speakers he thinks are 1. making requests? 2. asking for permission?.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give S four situations and ask him to write four-line conversations. Let him act out his best conversation.

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

Ask S to write the UAE rules and regulations. T will mark the essay and give back for corrections if need be.

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