PART 1: The teacher creates a situation and asks the students to advise him/her on how to proceed (see example below).
Students need to use the modal verbs they have studied in class to suggest solutions or comment on the situation. The teacher may write the verbs students need to use on the board (must, can, could, should, have to, to be allowed, would...).
PART 2: Once students have understood how to proceed, teams of students create a situation and then they share it with other teams. Students comment on the situations provided by the other teams
- Yesterday I was alone at the library. I was "hiding" behind the table because I was tying my shoelace. Our classmate, Johan, entered the library silentlly and he took several dictionaries with him. I am sure he was stealing. This boy is always very nice and he is always helping me with my English homework.
- Students discusss the case (advice, prohibition, permission...) using the modal verbs the teacher has provided.
- Groups of students create other possible scenarios. They take turns presenting their case to other groups and discusss the situation according to the model in Part 1