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Context: TESOL course encouraged to build up students’ conversational ability.
Teaching aids: Worksheets
To be able to use the modal auxilliary verbs: might and may.
To be able to discuss what they might be doing after the course has finished.
Aim to improve the teacher’s ability to manage their timings effectively, allowing the students time to reflect and work.
Anticipated problems for students:
They may not understand the probability factor in this work.
Visually demonstrate instances of probability where something is definitely, probably and unlikely to happen.
Anticipated problems for teacher:
Students may need some help with ideas of what they might do after the course.
Have some prepared ideas ready before the lesson begins as prompts for the students.
Ask the students to think of their reason for taking the TESOL course. Discuss this among themselves.
Discuss the words ‘might’ and ‘may’. What do they mean? What do they imply? Look through the grammar sheet as a class.
Work through the ‘Might and May’ exercises. Stop the class after each set of exercises to share the answers.
Ask the students to then go back to their initial discussion from the beginning of the lesson. Ask them to write a couple of sentences discussing what they might use their new language skills for after the course. They must write 3-4 sentences using ‘might’ and ‘may’.
Students to share their work and if time, other students should discuss how they have used ‘might’ and ‘may’.