Dos and Don’ts

General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Modals of Obligation and Prohibition
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Examples for an elementary-level English lesson where students discuss rules to follow in different situations, practicing moda

Lesson Description

Do you always follow the rules and do things by the book? In this lesson, students will discuss rules to follow in various situations. This lesson features audio of two announcements related to do’s and don’ts in different situations. Students will learn and practice modals of obligation and prohibition and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss rules to follow in various situations

  • To learn and review modals of obligation and prohibition

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn about various rules you must follow in different situations. Do you want to become a master chef or get a promotion at work? Learn the dos and don’ts in order to get a cooking certificate or impress your boss.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

appliance [noun]: a device, machine, or piece of equipment, especially an electrical one that is used in the home such as a refrigerator or a dishwasher
supplies [noun]: equipment, food, and other important things people can use for multiple purposes
certificate [noun]: an official document that gives information about your skills or qualifications
MFD [noun]: a multifunction device; an office machine that has several different uses such as printing, scanning, etc.
splatter [verb]: when a thick wet substance hits and covers a surface with small drops
unplug [verb]: to disconnect a device from the electricity source so it stops working
outfit [noun]: a set of clothes that you wear for a particular occasion or to do a particular activity
dress code [noun]: a set of rules for what you can wear
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