Jeff Jeff

TP 3 Grammar
Pre Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn to use and practice the word 'might' There will be listening, speaking, as well as written practice.


Abc Listening gist task

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and review of might

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation


Warmer/Lead-in (2-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ss will be reminded of the last two lessons of "too many choices/decisions" and then they will be asked one question regarding a family member or friend that is indecisive and then they will be sent to breakout rooms to discuss their answers and be monitored. After two minutes Ss will return to OC and share. This will reveal if there was any confusion with the question.

Exposure (2-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will hear audio about a woman dealing with an indecisive man about when and how to go to a party. The audio is a little over one minute. Extra time is allotted for the sake of clarity or if students show up late.

Highlighting (1-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students will be shown one slide with three marker sentences from the text. I will nominate students so that each sentence is read twice with 'might/might not'. This is deliberate to test students' abilities to accurately reproduce the sounds and stresses of the sentences, and to give a hint of what may need more teaching focus. This will be addressed in DEC.

Clarification (12-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The Ss will see three slides with one MS each. First meaning will be discussed as in 'might' means that someone may or may not do something because it is his or her choice. Also this choice may be due to internal or external factors. Ss will be nominated to identify the nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc in each sentence via the chatbox or vocally. The form of 'might' is modal so students will be shown that modals go with other verbs. Eg 'might go' 'might not sleep' Pronunciation should not be difficult, but the 'gh' may throw some of them off so that can be drilled using other words with similar spellings if necessary. Appropriacy will be discussed in the context of a professional environment. For example, you don't tell your boss that you 'might not' come to the mandatory meeting.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss will be provided a link to google forms for a fill in the blank multiple choice activity involving 'might/might not' Ss will choose what they think is correct and compare answers in breakout rooms. Back in OC answers will be shared and if there is confusion we will refer back to the activity to provide more context. 'Might/might not' will be used in positive and negative contexts in order to reinforce meaning and appropriacy.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will be asked to roleplay in pairs. This will be a fluency exercise. I will provide the context of one person is inviting another person to meet with friends at a cafe, beach, or a party. One person will try to convince the other to come to the event, but he or she doesn't want to and wants to be polite. Then they will switch. A google slide will be provided for back up vocabulary for context that will refer back to the CP activity. I will demo this with my TP partner. OCFB and DEC are to follow.

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