Nicholas Scheible Nicholas Scheible

Grammar Lesson (TP3)
Upper Intermediate level


By the end of the lesson, students will have had clarification on the meaning, form and pronunciation of modal verbs and phrases in the context of future certainty


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of modal verbs and phrases in the context of talking about future certainty.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Stress and pronunciation of key phrases.


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

Will present students with material for them to deduct the topic that will be found in the lesson. There will be an open class discussion on alterations to personal appearance in the workplace and how the students personally view this.

Exposure/Presentation (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through the listening

Will present student with a gist listening task that initially exposes them to the TL where they will have to answer two CCQ's. Next, I will elicit the TL from the students through a fill in the gap exercise that is centered around the TL

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

After revealing the answers from the previous exercise, I will ask a couple general question about the sentences from the listening. Ex: What tense are these sentences in?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Students will be shown the phrases highlighting the stress before being presented with visuals to help the understand the differing degrees of certainty associated with each phrase. Finally, the grammatical structure of the TL will be presented using example sentences.

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

This step will consist of a short answer worksheet through google forms that requires students to replace the part of the sentence with a given word. It will clarify student comprehension around degrees of certainty while also reinforcing learned grammar. Answers are checked in BOR

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

Students will work in groups to discuss things they will and won't do in the next few weeks using the TL. Students will be encouraged to ask follow up questions so they have a chance to practice their fluency as well.

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