Raafat Saad Mahmoud Ab Elaal Raafat Saad Mahmoud Ab Elaal

Grammar : can / can't
Elementary stage level


In this lesson, Ss learn to use can / can't in the sentences. Ss learn the usage of can ( for ability / for permission / for request ) Ss tell sentences using can/can't. Ss to speak to each other using can/can't.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Can/can't in the context. To provide practice using can/can't. To tell sentences using can/can't.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification about can/can't. To practice using can/can't during the lesson. To provide more practice about can/can't. To answer many questions using can/can't


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

T greets Ss. T show a picture related to can/can't. T asks to say what this picture refers to. T encourage Ss to elicit sentences about themselves by using can/can't.

Pre- explaining can/can't. (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the grammar and make it accessible

T writes some sentences and ask students to elicit the difference between them. Ss give some sentences about can/can't. Ss use can/can't to talk about themselves.

While explaining can/can't (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with opportunity to practice target productive skills.

T focus on the pronunciation of can/can't. T asks students to give sentences about can/can't. T explain the three conditional of using can. e.g ( permission - ability - request ).

While-explaining can/can't. (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed and deduction.

T makes sure how does his plan make his students check they have understood. T set up speaking activities clearly and efficiently. T makes sure that his aims clear.

After explaining can/can't. (8-10 minutes) • To all students to report on how they did the task and how it went.

T ask students more questions about the subject. T give Ss feedback and correction. T encourage Ss to practice more about can/can't.

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