TP6 Grammar - can for ability
Elementary (A1) level
By the end of this lesson students will be able to use "can" for ability in the context of household chores. They will also be able to use negatiive and question forms.
To provide speaking for fluency with the TL
Procedure (37-46 minutes)
Show the picture of the girl and her boyfriend's mother. Ask them what kind of questions can the mother ask her, try to elicit some household chores, show them the picture of "cook" if you cannot get any houusehold chores. Give them a minute to find more household chores with their partners. After a minute ask them what they have got and write some of them in the girl and mother's dialogue. Then ask two students read the dialogue.
Tell them to match the pictures with their meanings and check their answers with their pairs. Then ask them to tell the answers.
Use the picture and the dialogue of the girl and the mother on the board ask if she can cook ? Write the question and answer on the board and elicit the meaning of "can" with some CCQs like "Does she know how to cook?" .Then clarify the form by showing on the board; show that the form is the same with all subjects. And do some meaningful drilling.
Ask them write the questions in the correct order and answer the questions with their partners. Give them 4 minutes and ask the pairs to read the answers to the class.
Put them into two groups. Group A and group B. Ask them find the youngest person in their group; give the youngest students an envelope with the words to fill in the blanks. Show the dialogue on the board and the two groups give the right words to the youngest student in their groups to stick it to the right blank on the board. The group that finds more words wins. Then ask two of the students to read the dialogue and check the answers.
Tell them they are looking for a babysitter who can also help with housework. Give the HOs and tell them ask questions to each other and answer with the TL. Observe them while they are speaking and write down their mistakes.
Write the mistakes that you have heard while you were observing them speaking. Ask them if the sentence is correct or not, and ask them what the correct form is.