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Intermediate level


A short reading text extracted from Debrett's Guide to Mobile phone etiquette provides the context for Ss to practice common ways of expressing obligation using must, have to and should. Ss will also work on silent letters and later practice linking in phrase with modals of obligation. Then they put the new grammar into practice in a peaking activity about phone manners.


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Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of modal verbs of obligation, necessity and advice in the context of mobile phone etiquette

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy in speaking practice using modal verbs of obligation in the context of mobile phone etiquette
  • To provide practice in pronunciation of silent consonants and linking


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

Reintroduce myself Show the pictures on the board from the reading extract Task - In which situations is it OK or not OK to use your mobile phone? When and where do you normally switch off your mobile? Ss talk in pairs for 2 minutes Get FB from w/c

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

Focus on the title of the article Elicit the meaning of etiquette Drill the pronunciation: etiquette Give the article Ss read the introduction Task - What is Debrett's? What does it produce? Get w/c FB Ss read the extract and discuss questions in small groups. Get w/c FB

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

Ss read the text again and match the phrases to their meaning. Peer-check Provide answers

Clarification (12-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ss look at the sentences: I have to do my homework. I must do my homework. You should talk to your teacher about the problem. You must talk to your teacher about the problem. Task - What is the difference? (in pairs) Get w/c FB Write their answers on the board Ss work in pairs to work out the form Peer-check Provide the answers on the w/b

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

Give worksheet with the sentences (have to, must, don't have to, mustn't, should, shouldn't) and CCQs Ss work in small groups to answer the questions Compare their answers with another groups Get w/c FB Drill the sentences' rhythm + linking Ss work in pairs to cross out the silent letters Ss listen and check Elicit other words which have silent consonants (thumb, castle sword, science, knee, answer, sign, climb, scissors etc.)

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Elicit the word manners Ss make sentences using should/shouldn't or must/mustn't/have to Small groups Get w/c FB

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