Teaching Model Verbs (Asking and Responding to Suggestions) - Lesson Plan and Activities

Topic: Make Suggestions and Respond to the Suggestions
Grade: Upper primary and secondary
Skills: Grammar and Speaking

  • Define the meaning of "shall we have ...." and "would you like..." in context.
  • Able to participate in daily conversations (a) make suggestions (b) respond to suggestions
  • Identify the situations in which "shall we have ...." and "would you like..." are appropriate.
  • Talk about what each person can and cannot eat and the reasons.
  • Carry out a conversation using appropriate sentence structures with cue cards as guidance.
  • Develop a conversational style that utilizes "shall we have ...." and "would you like..." effectively to initiate suggestions and make requests.
  • Get students to talk about the different races in India. Discuss in terms of food, festivals, and beliefs.
  • Read the below paragraph and let them talk.
         "India is a country with a rich cultural and religious diversity, and this diversity is reflected in its food habits as well. Different religious communities in India follow their own food practices, which are closely linked to their festivals and beliefs. Here are some examples:
1. Hinduism: The majority of the Indian population follows Hinduism, which is known for its rich tradition of vegetarianism. During the festivals, many Hindus fast and consume only vegetarian food.
2. Islam: Muslims in India follow Halal food practices, which means that they consume only meat that has been prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.
3. Sikhism: Sikhs follow a diet that is free from any kind of intoxicants or stimulants, including meat, fish, and alcohol. During the festival of Gurupurab, Sikhs prepare a special vegetarian dish called Karah Prasad, which is made of wheat flour, ghee, and sugar.
4. Jainism: Jains are strict vegetarians and avoid consuming any kind of animal products, including meat, fish, eggs, and honey.
5. Christianity: Christians in India follow a variety of food practices, depending on their denomination and region.
   These are just a few examples of the rich diversity of food habits in India, which reflect the country's cultural and religious heritage. Despite the differences in food practices, however, there is a strong sense of communal harmony and respect for each other's beliefs and traditions in India."

Task 1:
  • Distribute the below task sheet to students.
  • Tell them to discuss with their friends and fill the table.
  • Tell them to interact with 5 friends and ask about their food habits which they can and cannot eat.
  • Tell them to express the information as per the example given in the below table. 

Task 2:
  • Ask students how a person should: a. make suggestions b. respond to suggestions
  • Ask them to observe (completed in the 1st task) the table once again.
  • Write or paste the below phrases on the board.

  • Get the students to practice the phrases.
  • Give a situation to pupils to suggest the menu for their class party by using cue cards.
  •  For example:  What food shall we have for our class party?                                                                                 Shall we have _______________________?
Task 3:
  • Tell them to work in groups of three. 
  • Get students to practice in their groups.
  • Give cue cards as guidance to each group.
  • Tell them to write a conversation between the three students using clues in the cue cards.
  • Facilitate and guide them to build the conversation by understanding the phrases well while making and responding to the suggestions.  

  • Ask students to role-play the conversation. 
  • Explain to them the usage of the phrases once again. 
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