This lesson plan for primary learners at CEFR level A2/B1 helps to develop learners’ knowledge of grammar. Learners will expand their ability to give advice and practise their pronunciation.

Deborah Bullock

This lesson uses a grammar chant to introduce and practise the grammar needed (‘should’/‘shouldn’t’) to offer advice, while focusing on natural pronunciation features of stress and rhythm. The learners have the opportunity to practise the forms in a fun and meaningful context, which they can then go on to use in a small-group activity using problem cards.


  • To introduce and practise ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ for giving advice
  • To encourage learners to practise the natural pronunciation features of rhythm and stress
  • To increase learner–learner interaction 

Age group

CEFR level A2/B1

60 minutes

The lesson plan and worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below.

Find out more about using chants in our teacher development module Understanding songs, rhymes and chants for primary.



Nice chant and problem cards but where did the verb "to blob", as in "he shouldn't blob" come from?  I can guess a meaning for it but I've never heard it used and can't find any examples of it anywhere, therefore, is it useful to teach it?

I think that the lesson plans should be ok, however, i cannot see them. It would be better if it can be approached more easily than this.
Asst.Prof.Dr.Thawascha Dechsubha

Thank you for this lesson plan. I have used it in my class. My students liked it especially the problem cards. Problem cards activity made my students talk even the ones who are not inclined to talk much in English 

This lesson is indeed good  to teach the use of 'should and 'shouldn't in a fun interesting way.But most my students prefer to use have to, has to instead of 'should'

Good lesson plan and problems a way to get students moving through chants.  Like it except for the verb "blob" I wouldn't say that would be a high frequency verb.

Advices for being a good student

.We should take notes in class instead of talking.
.We must memorize the contents of the lessons,we do not try to learn something you do not understand, why it is so importanta to take notes.
.The more important point it is study for exams,and be very disciplined.


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