Ali Buğraoğlu Ali Buğraoğlu

Mind and body
Elementary level Face2face level


In this lesson, SS will learn about the modal verb 'should' to give advice through a listening about a check-up at the hospital. The lesson starts with a lead-in about health.This is followed by a listening where students listen and try to extract the target language. Finally here is some controlled practice about the form and pronunciation of the TL and free practice via a role-play at the hospital.


Abc get ready get it right
Abc answer key
Abc listening script
Abc Gap-fill handout exe 9
Abc Should/shouldn't concept check exe 8
Abc listening exe 7b
Abc Listening exe 7a

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of the model verb 'should' in the context of at the doctor's

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a dialogue about health in the context of at the doctor's to highlight the target language


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

I will show them a picture of two people at the hospital and ask questions about them.

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

I'll remind them of a picture I showed them and ask them what might be the listening about and give them time to look at the questions in exe 7a then I'll play the listening and let them answer the questions. give them 1 minute to look at the questions in exe 7b and play the listening for the second time and have them check their answers with the pairs. Do WC FB.

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

I'll give them the script of listening and let them underline the sentences we use to give advice.

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

I'll write my marker sentences from the listening and try to elicit the meanings of the language from the students by asking CCQs: "Do I do exercise? Yes Is it very often? No Is it good for my health? Yes What am I gonna do? do I need to do it more often? Yes.. Do I have a problem with my health? Yes Do I eat lots of red meat? Yes. Is it a healthy diet? No What am I gonna do? do I need to eat more red meat? No Then I'll highlight the form of the target language in negative, positive and question (simple and wh question) form. Drilling the pronunciation with chorally and individually using backchaining chunk and finger techniques.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will have them to do exe 8 to choose the correct words in the rules and pair check. Do WC FB.

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

I am going to get them do exe 9 a and c fill in the gaps with should and shouldn't but I'll adapt the exercise and black out the verb and give them in a box and have them select the proper verb to the sentences. After this, I will have them write three more pieces of advice for Mr.Taylor on their own and compare the sentences with their peers.

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

A plan: I'll have ss to have work in pairs to talk about their problems on the paper and ask for and give advice. B plan: work in groups of three. Student A,B,C. give them different papers with prompts about some general problems and get them write more of their own. Take turns to ask for and give advice.

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