‘Should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ – lesson ideas for A1 students
Is it possible to introduce all modal verbs in one lesson with twelve year old children? This is what the course book I am currently using suggests. I really doubt it, therefore, I decided to teach one modal verb at a time. Today I would like to show you my ideas for teaching ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t.
Part 1 – ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t with Wheel Decide
A student goes up to the interactive board and clicks to spin the wheel on which a problematic sentence is displayed. The student reads the sentence aloud. Other students try to give him or her some advice using ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t, e.g.:
Sentence: The flowers need some water.
Advise: You should water the flowers.
Part 2 – ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ with a video you can find here: Understand the Basic School Rules
It is a typical listening comprehension task with a follow-up speaking/writing activity. You can find all the exercises in the printable worksheet below:
Check it out. I hope your students will enjoy it 🙂