Structures for giving advice
To provide accuracy and fluency in the context of giving advice for different situations
To provide clarification, practice and review of modals and quasi modals in the context of problems and difficulties
Procedure (35-49 minutes)
The teacher will gather the students around in the class and with a ball in his hand he will introduce himself then he will throw the ball to one of the students and will encourage the student to introduce him/herself.This will continue until all the students have introduced themselves.
The teacher will instruct the students about the activity and will give out the students HO1.The students will work in pairs and will give each other advice on the various problems presented using different structures.(should/shouldn't/Ithink you should/I don't think you should/had better).The activity will be followef with open pair feedback.
After the teacher gives the instructions the students will receive a new list of problems but unlike HO!,HO2 has no prompts and the students are free to select the structure and advice.However the students need to remain on topic.It is a good idea for the students to work in small groups.
The teacher will describe the students the game they are going to play:one of the students will sit in front of the class back to the board.A slide of a problem will be shown on the board.Students will give some advice related to the picture and the student who is sitting facing to the class will try to guess it.If the environment in the class is OK the teacher may even divide the class into two groups.
The students will stand in two rows at both sides of the class each time one pair of the students will come to the center and make a conversation like this: A:What's the problem? B:I have a headache. A:I think you should go home and take some aspirin.