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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Modals


Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening.

Level: B1

Recommended Age: 18+

Number of Participants: 4-8 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation (7-15 minutes). Write an election programme of 5 items, using modal verbs, e.g.:

1. Animal hunting must be prohibited.

2. Drug advertising have to be banned.

3. Littering the streets should be fined.

4. School kids don't have to wear a uniform.

5. People under 21 mustn't get a driving licence.

Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes). In the first round, this is you, who plays the president. In order to do this, ask the players to clap, if they like your 'election promise'. Next you read out your 'election speech'. Then ask each player to make a similar programme in their notebook. 

How to Play. When everyone is ready, Player A comes to the front of the class and reads out the first promise of his/her 'election programme'. As a result, Player A gets as many points as the number of clapping players. Next he/she reads out the second item of his/her 'election speech' and so on. The game lasts as long as all the 'candidates' have read out their 'election programmes'. At the end, the gained points are counted up. The 'president' is the player to get the most points in total.