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Mysteries of the Ancient World: Past Modals of Speculation. Image credit: www.english-heritage.org.uk Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a grammar lesson on the theme of mysterious ancient monuments. I taught this class as my assessed lesson for the grammar assignment of my DELTA. Download the procedure, powerpoint and handouts below. Let me know if the lesson procedure is clear enough as it’s written in Cambridge DELTA speak! Lesson Procedure Past Speculation 3rd draft The Mystery of Stonehenge 3rd draft – Students’ handout The Mystery of Stonehenge Teacher’s copy with key – answers underlined Mysteries of the ancient world 2nd draft – Powerpoint with pictures The Mystery of Stonehenge – Students’ Handout Thousands of years ago, an ancient civilization raised a circle of huge, roughly rectangular stones in a field in what is now Wiltshire, England.

How was Stonehenge built? The biggest of Stonehenge’s stones, known as sarsens, are up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall and weigh 25 tons (22.6 metric tons) on average. What was Stonehenge? Lesson Procedure. Narrative Tenses: Where were you when…? Image credit: www.biography.com This is a lesson plan designed to help students practice past narrative tenses. The topic is remembering where you were when big events happened.

Download the teacher’s notes and student handout below: Where were you when student handout Where were you when Teachers notes Lead-in Show image of MJ. Dictogloss Procedure: Ask sts: How did Michael Jackson die? I was at a festival when I heard that Michael Jackson had died. Guided Questions: There are three different past tenses in the text, can you identify them? The Day the Towers Came Down. I was at school when I ______(hear) that terrorists __________(attack) the World Trade Centre. I was at school when I heard that terrorists had attacked the World Trade Centre.

Show sts the pictures of important world events, have them choose one and write a short text about what they were doing when they heard about the news.Have sts read out their texts and share their own experiences in open class. Like this: Like Loading... Regrets, I’ve had a few… Image credit: marvel.com This a lesson plan for B2+ students to teach language of regret. It uses a clip from The Amazing Spiderman and texts about historic regrettable decisions. Download the teacher’s notes and student handout below: Regrets teachers notes Regrets student handout Lead-in Show students a picture of Spiderman and ask them: Why did Peter Parker decide to become Spiderman?

So he became Spiderman because it was his responsibility to stop innocent people like Uncle Ben from getting hurt. What happened? Check students’ answers, they will probably try to express Peter’s regret at not saving Uncle Ben. Language of Regret Look at the example sentences, what are the formulas for each structure? Peter regrets not stopping the robber.He should have doneUncle Ben shouldn’t have tried to pick up the gun.If Peter had stopped the guy, he wouldn’t have killed Uncle Ben.If Uncle Ben hadn’t tried to pick up the gun, the guy wouldn’t have shot him.

Historical Regrets Possible Answers: Like this: Parallel Universe: 3rd Conditional Conversation Practice. Just a quick note… Before you use these materials… We’ve created a new podcast aimed at B2+ level English students and teachers alike. You can listen for free at our SoundCloud page below. You can download teacher’s notes to accompany them from our Facebook page or from this blog. All comments and feedback welcome! Give us a like and a share 😉 Parallel Universe: 3rd Conditional Conversation Practice Introduction This is a class for higher levels (B2+) to help students feel more comfortable and stumble less over complex past conditionals. Here is a link to the printable handout: As the title suggests the focus is on using the conditionals in conversation so start out by telling the class that you don’t want them to write anything down except the bare conditional structure for reference.

Tell them they are going to explore parallel universes in which they made different choices in their lives. Modals of Obligation, Necessity and Prohibition: Pictionary! Just a quick note… Before you use these materials… We’ve created a new podcast aimed at B2+ level English students and teachers alike. You can listen for free at our SoundCloud page below. You can download teacher’s notes to accompany them from our Facebook page or from this blog. All comments and feedback welcome! Modals of Obligation, Necessity and Prohibition: Pictionary!

This is part of a series of 30 minute lesson plans I have been writing for conversation classes with small groups of teenagers. Introduction Write “rules” on the board. Prohibition: Mustn’t/can’t/not allowed to You mustn’t run in the classroom. Obligation: Must/have to You have to study. Lack of obligation: Don’t have to (careful with this one, ensure they understand the difference between mustn’t and don’t have to) You don’t have to come to school on Saturday. Once you have brainstormed all the different rules, ask the students this: Which rules do you follow? Past Modals of Deduction: The Hangover. Just a quick note… Before you use these materials… We’ve created a new podcast aimed at B2+ level English students and teachers alike. You can listen for free at our SoundCloud page below. You can download teacher’s notes to accompany them from our Facebook page or from this blog. All comments and feedback welcome! Give us a like and a share Past Modals of Deduction: The Hangover This is a lesson plan based around the theme of hangovers in which students get to grips with past modals of deduction, and question formation.

Introduction What is hangover? Do you get hangovers? When was the last time you had one? What’s the worst hangover you can remember? Do any specific drinks give you a worse hangover? Part 1: Give out the situation handout. Read out the situation and clear up any vocabulary issues. You wake up on your sofa with a very sore head. What happened last night??? First brainstorm the questions for the mysteries. Part 2 Follow up. Advanced English lessons.