Using (Can) for ability and possibility
Elementary A1- A2 level
To practise (CAN) for ability and possibility in the context of Hong Kong
To practice reading for specific information
Procedure (37-48 minutes)
T shows some pictures of Hong Kong/ airports to elicit the place. (DONOT ECHOE) T asks sts if they would like to visit Hong Kong & reasons for that to personalize the subject T tells the Sts that they have to imagine that they had to wait for hours for their plane to arrive and think of possible ways to pass waiting time. T gives sts 1 min to think of suggestions.Then discuss their answers in pairs
T shows a pic. asnd try to elicit the new words from sts. ( if failed, provides the word herself) T asks CCQs to check understanding of meaning. T models and drills correct pronunciation. T shows the word written on a word card T asks sts for word class (form) ( see attached lexical analysis sheet for more details.)
Sts read the text individually on the handout to find out which of their ideas from Ex 1a are mentioned in the text. T discusses their answers orally.
Elicit from students some of the ideas that are possible to be done and others that are not possible (allowed) to do while waiting in Hong-Kong International Airport to get the marker sentence for the grammar point's presentation. ' You can go shopping." 'You can't smoke.'
T presents the MFP of the TL. T elicits meaning then asks CCQs to check understanding. (if problems aroused, T gives more examples & asks more CCQs. T asks Sts to help annotate the MS. T asks Qs to help deduce the form and double check understanding for form by asking CCQs. T models the pronunciation, highlight areas of difficulty ( weak form of can/ can't and the intonation of the question form) T asks Sts to chorally drill the sentences x3 then individually. See attached language analysis sheet for more details.
Sts individually answer Ex 1a Sts complete the sentences about HKIA with can/can't (Peer feedback)Sts check their answers in pairs. (class feedback)Sts listen to audio to check their answers
in pairs, sts make a mini-dialogue ( Q&A) about the things you can possibly when visit a new country or place. T asks sts to expand the conversation by asking Wh- questions. (IF NEEDED!) T writes some transport vocabulary from p 42 on the board to help sts extend their conversation. T monitors and takes notes for PACs
T writes common mistakes (ONLY RELATED TO THE TL BEEN TAUGHT) on the board. T asks sts to spot the mistake and elicits answers.