Seeking Advice

Tiffany - author of the lesson   Tiffany I February 13, 2024
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Should / Ought to
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Examples for an elementary-level English lesson on common problems, practicing "should" and "ought to."

Lesson Overview

Give it your best shot! In this lesson, students will discuss common problems people have during their lifetime and related advice. Students will learn and practice the use of “should” and “ought to” and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will explore the use of "should" and "ought to" for giving advice or making recommendations. They will practice forming sentences that express advice, suggestions, and recommendations regarding various life situations, focusing on both positive suggestions ("should") and things to avoid ("shouldn't").

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions based on real-life scenarios presented in the lesson. They'll practice giving advice using "should" and "ought to," thereby improving their ability to offer suggestions and recommendations in English.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce vocabulary related to common life problems and advice-giving, including phrases and expressions that incorporate "should" and "ought to." Additional vocabulary from the lesson revolves around life situations such as job loss, health issues, and daily challenges, enhancing students' ability to articulate advice more effectively.

  • Homework: Students will practice the use of "should" and "ought to" through various exercises aimed at reinforcing their understanding and application of these modal verbs in giving advice. Activities include fixing sentences, completing pairs of sentences with "should" or "shouldn’t," matching problems with solutions, filling in blanks with correct verb forms, and correcting mistakes in advice-giving sentences.

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