Christopher Webb- TP6-Modals
To provide clarification, review and practice
To provide clarification, review and practice of Modals —Able to/was able to/being able to in the context of Life in general-present and past capabilities
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Abilities-Capabilities (Present&Past)
Procedure (40-53 minutes)
A video of some of the famous celebrities who were initially rejected at the beginning of their careers. The idea of this video is to show Sts Now and Then. Why people fail? Because they aren't weren't able to ...... is the main concept of this stage. Now all these celebrities have the ability to do whatever they like. I will also use my own picture when I was a Personal Trainer and the things back in 2008 that I was able to do. Personalisation of myself will open a new door for me to show myself as human and they will instantly think of their past abilities and present abilities.
A quote **At first you don't succeed, try, try, try again** will be shown on w/b and Sts will discuss in pairs what the meaning of this English saying is. Sts will also be exposed to different versions of this saying and choose the one they like and discuss why! The other versions to choose from are shown below. ...give up ...blame your parents ...destroy all the evidence that you tried ...do it the way your mother told you to ...skydiving is not for you
I will be showing the elicited version of the TL on w/b before the next Clarification stage. Through using my personal abilities back in 2006 and now. After elicitng I will pauir Sts up and ask them to discuss their past and present abilities in pairs. I was able to run everyday. I could run for almost two hours. (2006) I am still able run now. I can only run for 40 minutes. I am not able to run for two hours (2018)
Sts will be exposed to a functional grammar actvity and complete in pairs which will be focusing on the TL through working on a woman of age 45 who play tennis and an elderly man of age 78 who is able to use computers.
Sts will be exposed to a communicative language exercise from Ts Bkas they will be asked to either agree or disagree with the 15 different statements focusing on the TL.
After Agree/Disagree task, Sts will discuss the statements and also their own abilities and capabilities in a speaking activity. Discuss the things that you are able to do, your achievements and failures.