How do you feel about the number 13?

How do you feel about the number 13?

Lesson overview

In this Upper-Intermediate lesson plan, students will learn about superstitions and modal verbs to do with permission, obligation, prohibition, and necessity.



The lesson starts with a few warm-up questions to check the student’s knowledge of superstitions.


Video: Where do superstitions come from?

The student learns new vocabulary before watching a video (supernatural, associate, irrational, conscious, etc.) and practices using it in sentences.

Next, they watch the video Where do superstitions come from? and complete the video comprehension practice.


Grammar: Modal verbs – permission, obligation, prohibition, necessity

The student learns which modal verbs to use when talking about permissions, obligations, prohibition, or necessities (could, might, may, etc.).

The lesson ends with an activity in which the student tries to guess the superstitions hiding behind emojis.



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