EXPRESSING OBLIGATION WITH ‘MUST’ : A LESSON PLAN
MAKING AND RESPONDING TO
REQUESTS : A LESSON PLAN
Elementary, approximately 90 hours of English
The lesson below was given to students near the end of their first year English. 2. Aims
To present, practice and produce some forms of the present tense of must for expressing obligation. To develop the skill of listening for specific information.
To check or teach certain vocabulary items:
visa / valid / passport / to carry / a gun / an employer / a vaccination.
To present, practice and produce polite request and some appropriate polite responses. To revise the use of the simple past tense for narrative.
To revise some / any / a / one.
Must I? Yes you must.
You must / mustn’t.
When / Where / What must you…
Q: Could you lend me a …. please?
Could you lend me a ….
A: Yes, of course
I’m afraid I haven’t got
one / any
60 minutes approx.
55-60 minutes approx.
Picture similar to that of Streamline Departures. (Oxford University Press) Unit 58 (see below)
3 sets of handouts, 2 sets of cards, 2 OHP transparencies.
OHP, BB, cassette player, Bu-tack.
BB, realia, game for free production stage 6. Anticipated problems
Student may spontaneously say you mustn’t to the question Must I?, although this form is not taught. The teacher will not correct this during the lesson as the contrast between must and need will be the focus of the next learning point on the syllabus.
6. Assumed Knowledge
The students had already been taught have got, countable and were familiar with the use of a / some / one /any / and with the vocabulary item broke.
Revision : dialogue about last weekend 2.
Presentation of polite requests with affirmative answer
Presentation of polite refusals
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