What are your travelling tips? (modal verbs)

Title separator
  • General
modal verbs


Thanks to this worksheet, students will discover and practise modal verbs (can, have to, should), watch a video and discuss different travelling tips and rules.

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
B1 / Intermediate
60 minStandard LessonPrintable & Digital$6 Plan


The worksheet starts with a warm‐up activity. Students get three photos and have to think of four words connected with them. Then, using the words they’ve come up with, they describe the photos. After that, they get two questions about travelling and their preference when it comes to spending holidays.


First, students watch the first part of the video and say what it is about. That first part includes three tips for travelling cheap and based on them we created three short texts with tips. Student read the tips and choose correct words to complete the rules for using modal verbs (can, have to, should). It is a typical discovery technique. Next, they practise the modal verbs by doing one more task. What’s more, before watching the second part of the video, students discuss how they can save some money in given areas when travelling and use modal verbs: can/can’t, have to/don’t have to, should/shouldn’t. Then, the watch the second part and mark which things the speaker talks about.


The speaking part of this worksheet consists of two activities. First, students complete a few questions with the words that come from the video (e.g. destination, spots, locals, etc.) and then, discuss them. In the next activity, they choose a topic and give tips and rules by completing the sentences with the modal verbs. There are six topics to choose from.



Title separator

Leave a Reply

  1. I’m so happy about the A2 lessons. I’ll be doing this lesson with my A2’s tomorrow. Thanks =)


    1. Thanks! I hope your students will enjoy it!


  2. It’s insightful and thought-provoking. Each time I do your lessons I think to myself I should have done something like that long ago 😉


    1. Thank you, it’s so nice to hear that 🙂


  3. This is a really great lesson especially for lower levels. Everyone loves talking about holidays and holiday plans and so it’s a great way to get them talking. A real plus is the grammar element which doesn’t frighten grammar shy learners as you can really get them to use the modal very.
    An excellent lesson-more like this please 🙂


    1. Whoops I can’t edit- I of course meant modal verbs!!!


      1. Thank you so much for such positive feedback! The most important thing is that students are eager to talk and practise grammar structures in speaking 🙂


Browse other materials recommended for you

Title separator
past modals
B2 / Upper Intermediate/ C1 / Advanced Standard Lesson 45 min

He couldn’t have seen a ghost!


In this grammar lesson, students learn a few idioms for expressing emotions, discover how to use past modals as well as practise them in speaking activities.

Present Simple and Present Continuous
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate Flipped Lesson 60 min

Let’s revise Present Simple and Present Continuous


This lesson plan is a typical grammar consolidation worksheet. Students revise Present Simple and Continuous and talk a lot using the tenses.

A2 lesson plan
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate Standard Lesson 45 min

What’s in your bag?


Throughout this A2 lesson plan, students will learn vocabulary for things we carry in our bags and backpacks and watch two Vogue videos.

Show more lessons


Title separator

Is there a minimum subscription period if I choose a monthly subscription?

No, there’s no minimum required number of subscription months. You can cancel any time you want. Basically, you can sign up and then cancel your subscription the next day, which will mean you have access for 1 month and won’t be charged again.

What currencies can I pay in for my subscription?

Our default currency is USD (American dollar), but you can also pay in EUR (euro) or GBP (British pound sterling). You can change the currency you want to pay in at the Pricing page before selecting a subscription plan.

How can I edit an e-lesson plan?

You can get your own editable copy of an e-lesson plan and make changes to it. To do so, either (1) make a copy of it on your Google Drive (preferable method) or (2) download it in a Powerpoint format (but formatting might be a bit off so we can’t guarantee that it will work well).

Read more FAQ
Title separator

ESL Brains

Forgot password?
or continue with