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American/British Words and should

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Ismael López Arreola

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Transcript of American/British Words and should

Listening/vocabulary/should, ought, had better
This lesson is a Collage
We are going to have a listening activity, American/British vocabulary and grammar.
Vocabulary
Listening
Modal auxiliary verbs, obligation and freedom to act.
What is the conversation about?
Where are they going?
You will hear the listening twice. Ready? Here we go!
What is missing before beginning the listening?
1.What does Mary suggest?
A) Going to the disco B) Eating in a restaraunt C) Going to the cinema
ANSWER
2.How often has Sue been to the cinema?
A) Three nights B) Twice C) Six times
3.What does John suggest?
A) Going to the disco B) Eating in a restaraunt C) Going to a concert
ANSWER
4.Where do they decide to go?
A) to the pub B) to a concert C) to a disco
5.Why can't they take Mary's car?
A) It's been stolen B) Her brother has taken it to Scotland C) It's not working
ANSWER
6.Why can't they walk?
A) It's raining B) It's too far C) It's too dark
7.Why can't they take the underground?
A) It's not on the underground B) It's too far C) It's too expensive
ANSWER
8.Why do they not take a taxi?
A) It's not that far away B) It's too far C) It's too expensive
9.How do they decide to go?
A) By bus B) By train C) In John's car
ANSWER
10.What time does the concert start?
A) At six thirty (6.30) B) At seven thirty (7.30) C) At a quarter to seven (6.45)
11.What time do they decide to meet?
A) At six thirty (6.30) B) At seven thirty (7.30) C) At a quarter to seven (6.45)
ANSWER
12.Which number bus do they decide to take?
A) 53 B) 65 C) 75
ANSWER
13.Where is the bus stop?
A) Opposite the park, next to the pub B) Worchester Street C) Opposite the pub, next to the park
http://esl.about.com/library/media/audio/plans.mp3
British
flat, mobile phone, bill, lift, autumn, chips, rubbish, petrol, queue /kju/, trousers, pavement, trainers, football, shop, cooker, jumper, lorry, holiday.
American
vacation, truck, sweater, stove, store, soccer, sneakers, sidewalk, pants, line, gas, garbage, fries, fall, elevator, check, cell phone, apartment.
Activity: Two teams, one for American words, one for British words. Individually, go to the wall and copy the words. Then find a partner from the other set of words, match them, you will not show the words, you will READ and match them. Request spelling if necessary.
How are they different?
had better, ought to, should, etc.
Modal verbs of obligation, must, have to, have got to, should and ought to, are used to imply firm obligation, necessity or recommendation. Choosing the right modal depends on the type of obligation, the tense and in some cases the level of language.
BOOK page 53 Grammar A and B
There are two types of modal verbs of obligation; those that primarily express a firm obligation or necessity - must and have to - and those that express a recommendation or moral obligation - should and ought to /ct/
"Had better" is most commonly used to make strong recommendations or to tell people what o do; it is more urgent than should or ought to. It can also be used to express desperate hope (immediate future) as well as warn people.

BOOK page 53 vocabulary
Analysis of the activity.
Further practice: word document.
Finally, Speaking page 52
First read the expressions in the boxes and use them during the speaking activity.
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