Where are they now?
Target Structure: Modal verbs: must, might, may, could, can’t for deduction and speculation in the present
Duration: 60 – 90 minutes
In this lesson, you’ll introduce modals of deductions with an explanation (included) and some grammar practice before getting students in pairs for a listening activity. Finally they will take a trip to a 10-year reunion where they will guess what six best friends are all doing nowadays using modals of deduction.
Modals of deduction (present): must, might, may, could, can’t
- He must be really nervous. Look how much he is sweating.
- The menu looks good, this might be a good restaurant.
- The man in the suit could be a businessman.
- It may be our neighbor at the door.
- I just saw her, she can’t be at the office now.
Vocabulary from listening activity
- travel writer
- bank robber
- Olympic athlete
- Warm Up
- Gap Fill (grammar practice)
- Rewrite sentences (grammar practice)
- Marc’s Chance (teacher-read listening)
- Where are they now? (speaking and presentation)
- Extra Activity: Where am I? (speaking practice)