Diane Riley Diane Riley

TP 8b
B1 level


Abc HO- List

Main Aims

  • To provide review of should and must and practice writing in the context of a list of advice for new English students

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading and speaking for fluency practice in the context of a list of advice for new English students.


Lead in (3-5 minutes) • To introduce the target language - should/must to give advice

I will tell students about my dilemma . Should I go out? Or Must I stay in?

Revision of TL (7-10 minutes) • To make sure the students knowledge of the TL is adequate

Review the form and meaning if the modal verbs "should" and "must". Should – advice Must – advice with stronger tone subject + should + verb infinitive subject + must + verb infinitive You should come out for a drink tonight! You must pack your bags. You should relax and join us! You mustn't miss your taxi tomorrow morning. Should Must Are we offering advice? yes Are we offering advice? yes Do you have to take this advice? no Do you have to follow this advice? yes Is it a good idea to take this advice? yes

Controlled practice (5-10 minutes) • Review TL

Have students complete the multiple choice HO to ensure they are familiar with the TL. Peer check, write FB on the WB.

Semi- controlled practice (10-12 minutes) • During the exercise students will practice writing and speaking for fluency

Students will make a list of advice for students who will be starting English classes. They will make 10 sentences using should or must to give students advice about what they might need, what they should do..... They will work in groups of 3. I will give the students numbers so they are not with their usual partners. I will give the instructions BEFORE I give the hand out. I will circulate the HO and then review the examples.

Freer practice (7-10 minutes) • Practice reading for specific information

Students will take the lists that they have made and stick them on the WB on the door and on the wall. In their groups they will circulate through the class to read the different lists that are placed on the wall. They will check the advice they find interesting or agree with and write suggestions for anything they don't agree with. Not correcting any grammar or spelling - just agreeing and suggesting.

Freer practice (7-10 minutes) • Practice speaking for fluency

Students will take back their lists and refine it using the suggestions they have gotten from their classmates to make a list of the 3 most important pieces of advice. When they have done this I will ask each group to give me a sentence so I can form a top 5 most important for the class. I will write these on the WB correcting any errors with the form.

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