Whole lesson power point presentation and handout on making excuses about why you can’t go out; Using tener que, querer and poder.
Lesson activities include:
- Introducing a range of key verb infinitives which will be used in the lesson. Students translate into English.
- Recapping the verb tener for all subjects. Students translate into English. They then practise the structure ‘tener que’ with the verb infinitives they came across in the previous activity.
- Recapping present tense conjugations. Students then conjugate the stem changing verbs querer and poder for all subjects. A hint box is provided as well as a ‘boot’ shape.
- Reading task: Students read a series of excuses (with tener que + infinitive) about why they can’t go out which answers the question ‘¿Quieres salir?’. They match the sentences to the correct pictures.
- Reading translation task: Students re-read the sentences from the previous activity and translate them into English.
- Listening task: Students listen to eight people answering the question ¿Quieres salir? with reasons why they can’t or don’t want to go out. They match what they hear to the corresponding pictures.
- Reading task: Students read six short text messages asking someone to go out. They answer a series of comprehension questions about who would like to do what.
- Introducing time phrases. Students translate into English (they may find them in the previous activity in necessary).
- Listening task: Students listen to four conversations in which people say why they can’t go out. They note down the details about where, when and excuse in English.
- Speaking task: Working in pairs, students use the picture and sentence prompts to practise asking each other out and giving excuses.
- Reading task: Students read a series of tweets and answer comprehension questions about them in English.
- Writing task: Students make up excuses for not going to the places listed and write three tweets. Students are also encouraged to add an example of the preterit, as well as conjunctions.
Suitable for elementary and middle school. The lesson is planned in detail to ensure pace and interaction as well as maximize learning. The answers come up as you click. Based on the Viva 2 Course.
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