Mr Lazy - giving advice

This lesson helps learners to expand their ability to give advice and practises their pronunciation.

Mr Lazy - giving advice
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.

Learning outcomes

  • Practise 'should' and 'shouldn't' for giving advice
  • Practise the natural pronunciation features of rhythm and stress
  • Use learner–learner interaction 

Age/ Level

Aged 9-12 (CEFR A2/ B1)


60 minutes


  • Lesson plan - Includes problem cards in Appendix
  • Presentation - Chant
  • Chant worksheet
  • Gapfill worksheet
Lesson plan231.02 KB
Presentation535.55 KB
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Submitted by Sarah_P on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 10:41

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?

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