Grammar: modals and -ing verbs
To provide practice of modals should (n't), -ing, and infinitives in the context of cultural differences
To practice listening for specific details in the context of giving and receiving presents
Procedure (36-46 minutes)
Ask students to scan the article to find the verb forms that come after the underlined verb. Are you reading? Are you looking for verb forms?
Read the article and find the verb forms that follow these verbs in the box. Demo first one. PW
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb. PW to fill out. Hand out answer key
Write questions on the board and have them discuss them in pairs.
Listen to this interview about presents. Put these topics in order. GW. ICQ: Are you putting these in order?
Choose the correct word or phrase in the sentences. Check in pairs. Play again if necessary. Have students share answers with whole class as semi-controlled practice If time have them produce tell a partner something that should(n't) do in their culture.