Asma Asma

Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson students to practice using a range of modals and related verbs.


Abc Headway , upper-int.

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of models and the related verbs in the context of meeting a friend

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening and speaking


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

Explain to the class that I have a friend coming to visit me this weekend. I Elicit comments and ideas for things to do. i ask : what should we do ? what do thing? • Put expressions on the board and discuss the meanings of the various modals offered – advice, suggestion, obligation, possibility, etc. I will elicit here as well.

Language Practice (20-25 minutes) • To provide students with a story to be completed

students are going to practice modal verbs 1. I explain to the students are going to practice more of these modal verbs by reading a story and completing some speech bubbles. 2. They work in pairs. The worksheet is shared and I ask them to look at the first picture. Get them to read the narrative, look at the picture and read the meaning required (e.g. SUGGESTION) and the prompts. They role-play what is said in the picture. • Ask them to complete the rest of the story in pairs, role-playing each situation. There are a number of possible correct answers for each speech bubble. • I have the class feedback session and ask each pair to read out answers for one of the parts of the story. Ask for other ways of expressing the same meaning. Then I share the screen for the key answer

Extension (10-15 minutes)

Students work in pairs and make a conversation Harry had with a friend when he got home. The conversation should cover Harry’s trip to New York and use a number of modals.

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