unit 1 festival around the world
part 1 teaching design
period 2 a sample lesson plan for learning about language
(modal verbs: may/ might, can/ could, will/ would, shall/ should, must/ can’t)
in this period students will be first helped by the teacher to discover and learn to use some useful words and expressions, and then to discover and learn to use the following useful structures: may/ might, can/ could, will/ would, shall/ should, must/ can’t. the following steps of teaching may be taken: warming up，learning about grammar and closing down by doing a quiz.
to help students learn about modal verbs
to help students discover and learn to use some useful words and expressions
to help students di scover and learn to use some useful structures
1. warming up by discovering useful words and expressions
turn to page 4 and do exercises no. 1, 2 and 3. check your answers against your classmates’.
2. reading and finding
turn to page 1 and read the text of festivals and celebrations. as you read, find o ut examples of may/ might, can/ could, will/ would, shall/ should, must/ can used in the sentences.
3. doing exercises no. 1, 2 and 3 on page 5
turn to page 5 and do the exercises no. 1, 2 and 3 in groups of four.
4. study the uses of modal verbs
next we go on to make a careful study of all the modal verbs.
words like can, will, may, must, and a few others are called modals. modal auxiliary verbs help other verbs express a meaning or an idea. some common uses of the mod als are these:
ability: he can speak english now.
he couldn’t speak english a year ago.
i’m not able to come to the game on friday.
permission: all passengers may now board.
we can board now.
obligation: you must fasten your seat belts. (strong)
you should pay attention.
you out to pay attention.
possibility: it may rain.
how could i forget an import thing like that?
he can’t /must have known the result.
meanings similar to those of the modals can often be conveyed by real verb form s:
he has to =…must…
is able to speak english. =…can…
is allowed to =…may…