john john

TP 8 - G2
Upper intermediate. level


This is a grammar lesson.


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Main Aims

  • To provide of with modal verbs dealing with certainty in the context of as it relates to extraterrestrials.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about dialogue in the context of uncertainty over what was seen.


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

The students will be shown pictures of spacecraft and other space related things. They will then be asked if they have heard of any strange sightings in their country.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will put the students in breaker rooms. They will read the dialogue between the two scientists. They will then debate one another to decide if the scientists should report what they saw. Also, they will have to explain why they think they should or shouldn't report it to their superiors.

Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will have three sentences using modal verbs that show certainty or uncertainty. I will ask CCQ's to explain meaning. I will also use a diagram and put different modal verbs of uncertainty and certainty on either side to familiarize them. I will review the form and the pronunciation after.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will send the students a link to a google form. There they will answer questions as to whether they think the sentence is certain in its meaning, or just something that they think is possible. They will fill out the form. We will review once back from breaker rooms.

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

Students will be put into breaker rooms to discuss the following questions. In their discussion they will have to use modal verbs to explain if they were certain or not in each situation. What might you have seen, that you are unsure of? When were you unsure to report a problem? How did you know what you wanted to study in university?

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