Zainab Zainab

LP TP5 Zainab Hannan
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn possibilities in the past (could/couldn't) and present (can/can't) in the context of technology.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be better able to use can/can't/could/couldn't to talk about possibility and impossibility in the context of technology in the past and the present.

Subsidiary Aims

  • My the end of this lesson, students will have had freer oral/written practice of the target language in the context of discussing their first mobile phone.


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

Instructions: 1. What can you do with mobile phones? 2. What are some problems with mobile phones? (write these questions on the board) 3. Discuss in pairs 4. 5 minutes Feedback from a few students.

Detailed reading (present language) (8 minutes) • To orientate students to the overall content of the text

Instructions: 1. My friend Gavin wrote an article about getting his first coloured TV. 2. Read the article carefully 3. Answer the five questions below 4. You have 6 minutes 5. Individually ICQ: 1. How many questions? 2. Are we reading carefully? Pair check. Answers are on the back of their sheets.

Guided practice (12 minutes) • To guide students to the meaning and form of the grammar using an inductive approach.

Instructions: 1. You have 2 questions. 2. Answer question 1 and 2. 3. Work in pairs. 4. 6 minutes ICQ: 1. How many questions are there? 2. Are we answering all of them? 3. Are we working in pairs? Monitor to see where the problems are Feedback M/P/F stage where necessary Tell the students to turn their sheets over because a grammar key is at the back

Controlled practice (10 minutes) • To provide students with practice at using target language

Instructions: 1. Read the text 2. Fill in the gaps with can, can't, could and couldn't. 3. 8 minutes 4. Alone ICQ: 1. Are we making up words or using can/cant, could, couldn't? 2. Are we writing in our notebooks or filling the gaps? Pair check (monitor and see where the errors are) Go over common errors and error check Turn pages over for answers

Freer practice (10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the grammer

Instructions: 1. We have read about mobile phones in the past and the present 2. Think about your first phone 3. Write 4 sentences with could and couldn't about your first mobile phone 4. Then, tell your group what you have written and you have to decide as a group who had the best first phone and why. 5. 7 minutes. DEMO: I could send texts with my first mobile phone but I couldn't take pictures I could play games on my first phone but I couldn't listen to music. ICQ: 1. Are we writing first or speaking to our group first? 1. Are you writing about first phone or the phone you have now? Content feedback Language feedback

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