What are your travelling tips? (modal verbs)

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Grammar - modal verbs

modal verbs

LESSON OVERVIEW

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 LessonPremium Plan

WARM‐UP

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.

VIDEO & MODAL VERBS

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.

SPEAKING

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.

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  1. Blaithin Nugent

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

    1. Justa

      Thanks! I hope your students will enjoy it!

  2. akubon

    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. Justa

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

  3. sandradenby

    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. sandradenby

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

      1. Justa

        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 🙂

  4. Dani Ramos

    Great lesson !!! Could you make more lessons about travelling, I`d really appreciate it.

    1. Justa

      Thanks! You can find more of our travelling lesson plans here

  5. cfann7

    Thank you! A2 lessons are very much needed!

  6. DaveMar

    Great lesson, guys! Timely, relevant, engaging and useful. Worked really well my students and it started some good chats too.

    1. Justa

      That’s great! Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  7. Sam O Neill

    This was a huge hit with my students. thank you so much.

    1. Justa

      Great to hear that! Thanks 🙂

  8. Angelina Ilinskaya

    thank you very much

  9. Colin Bowles

    The download of the files doesn’t seem to be working for me. They download as an unrecognized format (not pdf). Tks!

    1. Justa

      It seems unusual, so please contact us at [email protected] and we will help you.

  10. yellowhub

    Hi, I have never heard or seen “outside of season” like in exercise 8, letter a. Where do people say that, please?

    1. Justa

      Hi! It is actually used by the woman in the video [00:26] when talking about travelling, but it’s also a phrase used in many different contexts. See some examples: The Guardian, The News Daily, Australian Sports Commission, Missouri Department of Conservation

  11. CantonesePete

    Great lesson. My students love talking about travel.
    Excellent practice for using Modal verbs, even for higher-level students.
    The English in the video is a bit too difficult for some lower-level students,
    so if it’s too difficult for them, I skip playing the video.
    Another well-designed lesson. Keep them coming, please.
    Great job Ewa.

    1. CantonesePete

      Sorry, I meant Justa not Ewa.

      1. Justa

        No worries, there are a lot of people involved in creating teaching materials for you and we’re all happy to hear that this lesson comes in handy and students enjoy it 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

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