Stella PS Stella PS

TP8 Grammar
Pre-intermediate level


Giving Advice (SB Outcomes, p.81 & p.177)


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of should, ought and why don't you in the context of giving advice.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of vocabulary in the context of conversations about health and well-being.


Lead-in (5 minutes) • To provide context and engage students in lesson topic

T elicits one problem from each students where people might need advice, e.g. too much homework or not getting enough sleep at night. T writes on Jamboard, to return to for Free Practice and DEC.

Text (8 minutes) • Intensive Task to provide a model of production expected in coming tasks

Learners complete 6-sentence multiple-choice Google quiz, using should/shouldn't + one verb from suggestions box.

Clarification (10 minutes) • To clarify the TL

T reviews MFPA of should, ought, and why don't you, and introduces example sentences using these forms.

Controlled Practice (CP) (8 minutes) • To provide Ss with practice identifying the TL ahead of productive tasks

Learners change 6 advice sentences to should/shouldn't/ought/why don't you. T reviews answers, CCQs of sentences and vocabulary. With "should," do you use infinitives like "to see, to go, etc"? (No) Do you use "to ... " with ought? (Y)

Free Practice (FP) (8 minutes) • To provide SS with practice of using the TL

In pairs, learners consider situations where someone may need/ask for advice, referring to learner-generated Jamboard examples from lead-in stage. Learner A states problem and Learner B gives them advice using the 3 different forms of TL, e.g. A “I am so tired all the time” + B “You should go to bed earlier.” T demonstrates with an example and, later, conducts OCFB.

DEC (5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T and SS review key errors in Jamboard examples.

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