Semra Ko Semra Ko

Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about can/can`t sentences through guided discovery by starting with matching can/can`t sentences which they will do in pairs and later focusing on the form and meaning of the sentences. Students then will learn the right pronunciation through listening activities. By paying attention to the stressed word and repeating dialogues students will practice their speaking skills. At the end there is a card game activity.


Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with clarification and practice of modal verb ``can`` for ability, possibility, permission and prohibition in the context of the X factor

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking for accuracy and fluency


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show the Logo of the X Factor Showand ask the students if they would want to participate in the show or not. In this way I will try to set a context and see if the students use any "can/ can't" sentences.

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

I will encourage Ss to work on the matching task in pairs as a guided discovery task to help them work on the meaning. - give instruction - hand handouts, let them work in pairs - ask them to check with their group - mark the answers on WB

Clarification (12-18 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

To check Ss' understanding of the meaning - I will ask them to read the different meanings in pairs - I will show pictures and encourage themn to put them in the spot in the given table - I will ask them to check - I will show the asnwer key on white board To check understanding of pronunciation - I will ask them to read the dialogue in pairs - do the listening - drill the students for correct pronunciation - go on to exercise b, let them listen to audio and circlethe right answers - let them check with their group - I will mark answers on the WB -

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

To concept check meaning and form I will use the practises exercises from the Teacher's Book on page 174. Ss will work in pairs to fill the gaps with the correct form, then each group will check their answers, during that time I will stick the answers on the walls and I will ask students to get up and search for the right answer on the walls.

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

To give Ss more practice I will them the card game from TB p220 - I will regroup the students - I will model asking and answering the questions - I will distribute the cards and monitor the task - When time is up will give FB, I will ask random students fromeach group to read one question and one answer

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