Mouad Mouad

Unit 7 - Modals and related verbs
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson,students will familiarize themselves with modal verbs,their uses and meanings,as well as related verbs and expressions


Abc Google Pictures
Abc Headway 5th Edition,Upper Intermediate,Student's Book
Abc Teacher-made text

Main Aims

  • For the students to learn about modal verbs,how they're used and what they mean

Subsidiary Aims

  • For the students to be able to paraphrase around words and define them


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

-T engages Ss in a short discussion about the relationship between freedom and regulations/obligations in real life,as a way to ease into the concept of modal verbs.

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

-T shows Ss a text in the context of a school assignment deadline. - After Ss read the text,T asks a few gist questions,then switches over to target language (modals).

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- T chooses some marker sentences as models to do MPF on the target language with Ss

Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T starts some CP activities to confirm the students' understanding of modal verbs.First underlining,then matching,then gap filling

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

-T does a bit of scaffolding with Ss to prepare them for the following activity - T asks students with making sentences using modal verbs,in the positive and negative form.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- T asks Ss : "do you believe that true/absolute freedom exists in our world? Why/why not?.." - T is monitoring and regulating

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