Modals and Passive Voice - How To Teach Modal Auxiliary Verbs


There are two main ways of approaching teaching modal auxiliary verbs. One is by selecting one modal auxiliary and one usage and focusing on that in that particular context. Another way, especially when teaching higher levels, is to choose a context, such as advice, and then use each of the most appropriate modal auxiliary verbs in a different way.

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The phrasal verbs were quite confusing. It took me a long time to work out the answers for the last questions on the quiz. I had to look back in some of my old notes in order to figure it out. There were lots of examples throughout the text for this unit which was very helpful.I liked this lesson a lot. I loved how I learned what the students did and didn't need to know about each of the vocabulary, language functions, and language structures. These were all new things to me and it was helpful. I also liked how you incorporated lessons into the unit.The unit is very clear and concise, with sound examples for each tense, form and usage. It's also helping with typical errors students can make for future teachers to prepare accordingly. Finally, it's giving some interesting activating stage concept to work with your students.

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