Students might not talk a lot because of fear making mistakes
Give them lots of positive praise and remind them making mistakes is not shameful. It is the part of learning
www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-modals_can_quiz.htm Test it, fix it. (Pre-intermediate) English Grammar Kenna Bourke
Oxford Practice Grammar (advanced) George Yule
Basic Grammar in Use Raymond Murphy with William R.
Greet students and say can/can’t sentence as a lead-In. (For example, Hello Everyone. How are you? Grammar class!!! Don’t worry. We can do it! What did I say? We can do it!)
Write down the lead – In sentence on the board so that students can see it.
Present the meaning of can/can’t statements (also pronunciation) – using “I”
As a similar example, open/close the blinds in the class and say “I can/can’t see outside.”
Point out the “English only sign board” “we can’t say Korean”
Concept Check Questions
Teacher shows an egg carton and says the expiration date on it. “March 29, 2009. You know about this kind of date? Right? Then, write down “I can eat”, “I can’t eat.” on the board. Also draw below line on the board.
Ask students “Today is May, 14. So, which sentence goes to here?” Students should say “I can’t eat now.” Or “could I eat yesterday?” Check them again. “Today is May 14. Which sentence goes to here? Students should say “I can’t eat today.” “They could eat on March 28”
the teacher asks students about superheroes
Elicit from students.
The teacher asks students drawing a superhero on the board. “Before making the superhero, let’s study how we can use can/can’t in sentences”
Materials: Board, sentences for the Broken Telephone,
And with that they can practice can/can’t and could /couldn’t sentences.
After brainstorming, students will present their
thoughts to the class.
Let’s make four groups. You are from Korea, Mexico and Taiwan not Canada. So, many things are different, right? Let’s talk about that. For me, In Canada, I can buy medicine in the supermarket. In Korea, I can’t buy medicine in the supermarket.
Students think about one’s special abilities and write them down. More than 5 sentences. For example, I can play the drum. I can fix a computer.