Past modals of speculation
To provide exposure to and practice with writing and saying past modals of speculation
To provide input for freer (writing and) speaking using modals of speculation
Procedure (30-43 minutes)
T will show a series of 3 pics and ask what will happen next.
T will ask S to scan 3 short texts and elicit what have in common. T will elicit brief retell of each.
T will ask What happened? What was wrong? Are we sure? What sentences tell you what someone thinks happened? for # 1, and the same for #2 and #3. T will elicit the sentences and write them on the board then ask: 1. Did they have something missing? How strongly did the doctor believe this? 2. Did he run away? How strongly did his wife believe this? 3. Did the snakes in the box bite the man? How strongly did the writer believe this? 4. Did the snakes in the box bite the man? How strongly did the writer believe this?
T will try and elicit the strength of each conviction. T will say the forms so students can hear them and try saying them. T will indicate the form. T will distribute cards with these modals for Ss to put on a cline on the board for reference.
Ss will flip paper and see 8 sentences. Ss will rewrite them using the TL. T will ask to work alone for 5 min. and then with partner. T will monitor. T will distribute AK. WC check as needed.
T will ask Ss to clear the tables and get a pencil. Each table will have a picture under which they will write at least one sentence speculating what came before. After 1 or 2 min, Ss will move to the next picture and add a sentence. and so on. If there were time, the pics would be up on the wall and new pairs could look and read them all.