Can Can't Possibility Modal
• To teach students grammar related to probability modal can and can’t
• Promote students to use their receptive and productive skills, by watching pictures and listening to music and guessing who and what it can be. Students will also improve their productive skill of writing by various exercises
Procedure (38-52 minutes)
Teacher places some pictures on the white board from a power-point prepared, and ask students if they can guess what and were and who can it be in the pictures? She gets the feed-back, and then plays some songs and asks students to guess who can it be? She gets the feed-back, and introduces todays subject of probability modal.
Teacher explains Can / strong /kæn/ Can / weak /kən/ Expressing possibility Can’t /kɑːnt/ Expressing something impossible Subject + can + infinitive (base form) Subject + can’t + infinitive Same is used for all subjects (I, you, he,they etc.) Question form Subject and can change places Can + Subject + infinitive ? She gives examples and asks students to give further examples. She then drills for pronunciation of weak and strong forms of can, and also intonation of can and can’t in question form. She finishes the stage by giving examples of other usage of can i.e Ability – request - offer
Teacher gives handouts and grouping the students asks them to discuss within their groups the find out the answers to exercises 1 and 2. She gets the feed-back from each group and corrects if here are errors.
Teacher gives the H/O where students have to fill in the blanks individually
Teacher groups the class in 3-4 persons. She gives everyone the short story and asks students to guess what the ending of the story can be? While they are discussing the teacher writes CAN BE / CAN’T BE on the WB. When they finish their discussions one person from each group writes their ending to the WB Then we choose the most creative ending.
If there is too much time left, I will play the star game with the class