I - Function 8
Modal auxiliaries; adverbs of frequency; future tense.
Classroom Activity 1:
Things to be warned about in Arizona. Be careful, never put
your hand in a dark place etc. you may/can be bitten/stung.
(Use a picture dictionary to identify poisonous animals and
insects). If you stay outside in the hot sun always drink a
lot of water or you might get sick. Never get too close to cactus
as they might hurt you with their prickly spines. Never drive
through washes when they’re running as you may get swept away. Always
walk with another person at night, especially if you’re female,
as you might be attacked. Never drive if you’ve had too much
to drink or you may have an accident and hurt someone or you
might be arrested.
Computer Activity 1: Poison Center. Click
on Poison and Drug Information Center, in red at top of page.
Click on venomous creatures. Give students a scenario where
they’ve been bitten or stung by a venomous critter and they
have to find out what the symptoms and first aid are. A simple
multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank handout could be given
for both symptoms and first aid.
Classroom Activity 2: You’re
going on vacation to tropical South America. What are the dos
and don’ts of staying healthy? Go over what students will read
in computer activity.
Computer Activity 2: Center
for Disease Control. Click on "Staying Healthy During
Your Trip." Read and fill-in-the-blank
worksheet. You can make it future: You are going to go on
vacation to tropical South America. What are you going to do
to stay healthy?
Take the worksheet back to class and change
the imperatives to adverbs of frequency. For example, Drink
only... changes to Always drink".
Classroom Activity 3: Print
off the 2 stories from computer activity 3 and study in the
classroom. The stories are a warning to always
read medicine labels carefully. You will find should
in the story. Then go to Reading
the Label. Scroll down to "Reading the Label: The Key
To Proper Medicine Use. Print it for use in the classroom. Students
will find information on labeling over- the- counter- medicines.
There are modal auxiliaries and adverbs of frequency. Discuss
in class, then students can make a list of what they should
be careful about when using over-the-counter medicines.
They can also find the sentence that the character
in The Right Dose should know.
Computer Activity 3:
Right Dose. Scroll down to "Picture Story 6 (a long
way!) The Right Dose." Click on "View
the picture story." Copy and paste into Microsoft Word.
Write the story from the pictures, from memory if possible.
Then add the 'moral' of the story, using should.
Classroom Activity 4:
In the classroom talk about Colombia. An excellent resource
for teachers is CIA
info about Colombia.Have the students imagine that they
will take a trip. In groups, they discuss what part of Colombia
they will explore, when they will go, how much it will cost
them and what they will do.
Colombia videos (Colombia
Part 1 - 1.7 MB, Colombia
Part 2 - 1.7 MB) (like a travelrama). They listen and enjoy
the experience. Then they choose a date to leave Phoenix and
plan their trip to Colombia. They need to go to
travel planner and answer questions like how many flights
there are on a particular day, whether they have to change planes
and how much it will cost for one person.
Computer Activity 4:
Students watch the
Classroom Activity 4A: Back in the classroom,
students share the information they have gathered about their
flights and then answer adverbs of frequency questions from
the Colombia video like, "Do people usually
dress up in Bogota?" What do people in Bogota usually
wear?" Do people in Colombia often eat
Tamales?" What do people in Colombia often
Classroom Activity 4: Talk about countries
in the news that have problems with disease, famine or war.
Students then write lists of countries they think they should
avoid visiting at present due to these problems.
Computer Activity 5: Travel
Advisories. Click on Travel Warnings. Find out which countries
the U.S. State Department thinks we shouldn't
visit. Do they match the countries we talked
about in class?