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The grammatical focus of this lesson is for Sts to learn how to use be able to in the tenses / forms where can / can’t cannot be used. The main context is failure and success, and the new grammar is presented through a magazine article about three people who have tried unsuccessfully to learn something. This is followed by a pronunciation focus on sentence stress in sentences with can / could / be able to, and then the new language is put into practice in Speaking where Sts talk about things they have tried to learn to do or would like to be able to do.

In the second half of the lesson, there is a vocabulary focus on adjectives which have both -ed and -ing forms, e.g. disappointed / disappointing. Sts then read about a young British student who was in the news because of his talent for learning foreign languages (he can speak 11). This is followed by a short grammar spot on the use of reflexive pronouns. Finally, Sts listen to some advanced students who each give a tip for improving one’s English. Sts then discuss how useful they think the tips are.

4A 2.34 Grammar Bank

4A 2.35 Grammar Bank

4A 2.36 Pronunciation

4A 2.37 Pronunciation

4A 2.38 Vocabulary

4A 2.39 Reading

4A Reading 5c

4A 2.40 Listening

4B 2.41 Vocabulary

4B 2.42 Grammar Bank

4B 2.43 Grammar Bank

4B 2.44 Grammar Bank

4B 2.45 Grammar Bank

4B 2.46 Pronunciation

4B 2.47 Pronunciation

4B 2.48 Listening

The main topic of this lesson is on manners in today’s world – how people should behave in a variety of common situations.

In the first half of the lesson the focus is on mobile phone etiquette. The lesson begins with a vocabulary focus on words and phrases related to mobile phones and then Sts speak about their own phones and phone experiences.

A short reading text extracted from Debrett’s Guide to Mobile Phone Etiquette provides the context for Sts to practise common ways of expressing obligation using must, have to, and should. Sts will have met these verbs separately, but will probably not have contrasted them before. In Pronunciation and Speaking Sts first work on silent letters in, for example should and mustn’t, and later practise linking in phrases with modals of obligation. Then they put the new grammar into practice in a speaking activity about phone manners.

In the second half of the lesson, Sts read a newspaper article about an email written by a boy’s mother to his fiancée criticizing her lack of manners. The email went viral on the internet causing the family great embarrassment. In Listening the focus is on how different nationalities can have a different idea of what are good and bad manners. This leads into an extended speaking activity where Sts discuss ‘modern manners’ and their relative importance in different situations. The lesson finishes with a song, You Can’t Hurry Love.

4B 2.41 Vocabulary

4B 2.42 Grammar Bank

4B 2.43 Grammar Bank

4B 2.44 Grammar Bank

4B 2.45 Grammar Bank

4B 2.46 Pronunciation

4B 2.47 Pronunciation

4B 2.48 Listening

3+4 R&C Reading

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