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MINI LESSON PLANNING TARGET CONTENT:   TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OFFERED BY COSTA RICAN  COMMUNITIES LEVEL:  10TH GRADE Teacher: Asira Campos, Elena Chaves, and Ángela Rivas. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE:  Students will be able to use the auxiliary SHOULD/SHOULDN’T to give pieces of  advice to tourists while visiting our country. LANGUAGE CONTENT: Vocabulary about tourist places such as beach, national parks, among others. Auxiliary modal: should – shouldn’t

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES WARM – UP: Sts participate in a game called: “Discovery, why you can go”. T. explains to the  sts, they are going on a trip to the beach, the teacher starts saying “I INVITE YOU  TO GO TO THE BEACH, YOU’LL GO IF YOU SAY SOMETHING YOU CAN TAKE  TO THE BEACH” “IF I WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH, I SHOULD TAKE A/AN…” and the students  should say something starting with the first letter of their first name, but this clue is  not given to them. Once students guess why they can go, they have to draw the  item and put it in a handbag.  PRESENTATION: Teacher writes on the board the modal auxiliary SHOULD / SHOULDN’T.  By  taking pictures  or words out of the handbag, teacher asks students what items  they should or shouldn’t take to the trip. 

PRACTICE: Teacher pastes three pictures of different tourist attractions: MONTEVERDE  NATIONAL PARK, HERMOSA AND COCO BEACHES AND SAN JOSE 


DOWNTOWN. The students are given pieces of advices, and they have to decide  where to paste them and explain why.

PRODUCTION: Students get in small groups. They are given different situations where they have  to create and present a role­play in which they provide at least two pieces using  the studied modal auxiliaries. CONSOLIDATION: “Hot Bottle” game. Sts pass a plastic bottle with some pieces of paper without  using their hands, only their knees while some music is being played. Once the  music stops, the student with the bottle should take out a piece of paper with a  question about tourist places and/ or situations for them to provide answers or  pieces of advice. MATERIALS:  A big handbag for travelling Index cards “Should and shouldn’t”  labels Masking tape Pictures of three different places Cardboards with advices written on them Plastic bottle EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT: By the end of the class, the students will be able to use of the modal auxiliaries should and  shouldn’t  for giving pieces of advice in defined situations through role­ plays.  


Questions for the “Hot Bottle” 1. What  tourist  attraction  do  you  want to visit?

2. What  should  you  carry  if you  want to visit anoth er  country?

3. What  tourist  attraction  shouldn 't a  tourist  mis s  to visit in our  country?

4. What  shouldn 't you carry when visiting the city of San Jose?

5. A tourist broke his leg when playing soccer, what should he do?

6. A tourist forgot his wallet on the bus, what should he do? Situation # 1: A couple of tourists were target of a pickpocket. They are explaining the situation to a police officer who has to tell them what to do.


Situation # 2: A couple of tourists are leaving the national park and they are carrying flowers and plants. They are stopped by the forest ranger, who explains them why they shouldn't take things out of the park.

Situation #3: A couple of children are playing in the beach. They are eating and dropping garbage on the sand. Their parent comes and tells them what they should or shouldn't do when visiting the beach.

MINI LESSON PLAN  

LANGUAGE CONTENT: MINI LESSON PLANNING “IF I WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH, I SHOULD TAKE A/AN…” and the students should say something starting wi...

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