Mehmet Mehmet

Teaching Practice 4
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn the modal verbs in the context of giving advice for problems. The context is a reading text based on the situations of modern morals and replies to them. Students practice using the modal verbs for giving advice to someone.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of modal verbs in the context of modern morals

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency.


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

Show a picture of a famous person from Turkey who writes for a newspaper about modern morals. Ask students if they know her. Elicit some answers. Ask students to read three situations on the slide and think of some advice about them. Students share their ideas with their partner. Whole-class feedback Elicit some ideas from different pairs.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Deliver the hand-out1 and ask students to match the problems in readers ask with answers in readers reply. Instructions: There are six problems and answers here. Match them. Three minutes. Students work individually for about three minutes. Monitor and help as necessary. Students check their answers in pairs. Whole-class check takes place Ask students if they agree.

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

After whole class feedback, show the answer key on the slide as well, as the target language is highlighted in bold. Draw students' attention to the target language.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Pass to the next slide and provide CCQs (CCQs are in the grammar analysis page). Elicit answers from students. Model and drill the sentence chorally and individually. Write the target language on the WB with the transcription and mark the stress. Elicit the form from the students. Follow these stage for every target language.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Give students the handout2 to practice the target language. Instructions: There are five sentences here, you will circle the correct option. Three minutes and work individually. Monitor geniunely to make sure students understand the target language and use it correctly. Students check their answers with their partners. Whole-class check Nominate one student to come to the board and do the first one and let him nominate the other students.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Give students the handout3 and ask them to write rules about a school. Instructions: Imagine that you are managers at a school. You are asked to set some rules for teachers and students. Write at least five rules below. Work with your partners you have five minutes. ICQs: Do you work alone? No. How many rules do you have to write at least? Five. How much time do you have? 5 minutes. Monitor and help as necessary. Take notes on students good use of language and mistakes. Whole class feedback is carried out. Elicit rules from different pair If time, ask students to give advice for the situations taken from teacher's book on the presentation.

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