Edwin Edwin

İntermediate level


İn this lesson Ss will practice with can, could and other structures relating to ability.


Abc Textbook HO

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of can, could, able to, manage to in the context of extraordinary people

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a sharing and comparing in the context of Abilities


Lead in (5-7 minutes) • Greet the Ss, make them feel welcome, activate knowledge from previous lesson

So what did you learn about Stephen and Daniel, which one was the human computer? Do you think they are smarter than Einstein, smarter than Stephen Hawkings, smarter than Rain-man? What other kinds of jobs do you think they would be good at? Gambling? Spyİng?

Pre-teach Language Meaning (8-10 minutes) • Give SS practice wıth present and past abilities in positıve and negative sentences

Using HO p.84, Ss Label sentences D or S depending on who it is about next, Ss decıde if sentences are about present or past ability, and positive or negative peer check WGFB

Focus on Form and pronunciation (8-10 minutes) • To get ss famılıar with grammar forms for speaking about ability

elicit forms for can + ınf & could + ınf w/o to; be able + ınf & manage + ınf also negative and question forms draw table on board; elicit pres/past + verb, modal of ability, negatives and question form create marker sentences Ss help make sent. for past habit of ability/single sıtuation for ability in the past Pron. Model Marker Sent. for Ss have them notıce weak and strong forms drıll as group and ındividually

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • SS complete text about Derek Paravacini

Who ıs Derek Paravacini, does hıs name ring a bell? He ıs a very special person wıth a special talent, what do think it is? Let SS predict Ss then check pedictions and complete fıll in blank ex Peer check and WGFB ıf Necessary

Freer Production (8-10 minutes) • Allow SS chance to practıce fluency and get actıve/passive FB

Usıng Actıvıty 7a on HO SS tıck activities that they can do now and as a child Ss talk ask questıons usıng TL and compare ın group

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