TP8: Getting Along
To provide practice of modals and related verbs in the context of getting along
To provide practice of language used for giving advice, obligation, suggestion and possibility.
To provide fluency and accuracy in the context of getting along and living together.
Procedure (37-50 minutes)
Each student will be given a sentence that includes a modal or a related verb. Sentences will be designed in such a way that they match each other. SS will mingle and try to find their match by telling each other their sentences. After the time is up, students will listen to the sentences in order to find out if they are matched with the right peer.
SS will have a controlled practice of modals and related verbs through rephrasing sentences the with words in brackets. SS will work in pairs and there will be a brief whole class feedback. The teacher will then provide an answer key, if there are no major problems with the use of TL.
(1) Depending on the level of comfort that SS have with the TL, SS will be introduced two a game through which they can practice the TL in a semi-controlled way. In their groups, SS will look at certain suggestive shapes. They will need to have a discussion and then state possibilities concerning what the shapes are. SS will use modal phrases such as: 'It may be, it could be, it looks like...etc.' SS will present their ideas as groups, and the teacher will provide feedback and oral error correction, if necessary.
SS will be introduced to the second game. SS will remain in their groups or be regrouped, if necessary. In groups of 4, students will play the role of twins who do everything together at the same time. They will play the role of flatmates, who aim to make each other do as much housework as possible. The aim will be to avoid as much work as possible. Each group will have a diary, so they can either avoid the work by telling that they are busy at that time, or they can bluff. The person who has the least number of works will be the winner. This activity will allow students to further practice the modal verbs and related verbs when they think is appropriate. There will be a whole class feedback about how the games went for each group and who are the winners.