Further Practice in Expressing Possible and Permission Primary 4 (Basic 4) – English Studies

Last Updated on August 31, 2021 by Alabi M. S.

 

ENGLISH STUDIES 

GRAMMAR ACCURACY/SPEECH WORK 

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 2 

PRIMARY 4

THEME – GRAMMAR ACCURACY AND SPEECH WORK 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Third Term English Studies Plan Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work for Primary 4 (Basic 4)

 

TOPIC: FURTHER PRACTICE IN EXPRESSING POSSIBLE AND PERMISSION 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Lesson Introduction

2. Expressing Possibilities

3. Expressing Permission

4. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

1. use the following modal auxiliaries in the sentence in contextual situation so as to bring out their meaning;

2. discriminate their shades of meaning.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils can express possibilities and request for permission.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of approved course book.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course book

All Relevant Materials

Online Materials

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

INTRODUCTION

Sometimes, you are not sure you will do something but it is like you do it. That’s is called POSSIBILITIES.

If you want to go out and your dad (or teacher) is with you, you must ask your dad to allow you to go out. That’s PERMISSION. 

Possibilities and Permission can both be expressed in negative forms using cannot or may not. 

 

EXPRESSING POSSIBILITIES – CAN AND CANNOT

Possibility is the chance a thing that may happen or be true.

 

For example, CAN and CANNOT

CAN is positive while the negative form of CAN is cannot. CAN is used to express possibility.

CANNOT is used to express impossibility.

 

EXAMPLES

1. Can you swim on dry land?

Response – I cannot.

It is impossible. 

2. Can a cow run as fast as horse?

Response – A cow cannot run as fast as a horse.

It is impossible. 

3. Can a woman flog a man?

Response – It is likely possible. It has happened before.

It is possible.

3. Can you drink tea without sugar?

Response – I am.

It is possible/impossible. 

 

QUICK EVALUATION 

Choose the correct response.

1. Can a goat climb a tree?

Possible or Impossible 

2. Can a bird fly in the air?

Possible or Impossible 

 

3. Can a man climb a palm tree?

Possible or Impossible 

3. Can a father become a baby?

Possible or Impossible 

 

EXPRESSING PERMISSION – MAY AND MAY NOT

Permission is allowing someone to do a particular thing or allow something to happen.

For example, MAY and MAY NOT

MAY is positive while the negative form of MAY is MAY NOT.

MAY is used to express possibility.

CANNOT is used to express impossibility.

 

EXAMPLES

1. May I stand beside you?

 

Response – Yes/No, you may or may not.

2. May I write with your pen?

Yes/No, you may or may not.

3. May I go out with you?

Yes/No, you may or may not.

4. May I come with you?

Yes/No, you may or may not.

 

Reference Book 

Primary English 4

Page 3C, 1 – 4

 

FURTHER EXPRESSION OF POSSIBLE AND PERMISSION

Organize a simple conversation between two pupils as follows:

Part 1

Seun: Can I tell you a secret? i.e. Let me tell you a secret. (asking permission)

Michael: Yes, I am listening. (giving permission)

 

Part 2

Seun: I am going to the Stadium. (expression)

Michael: May I/can I come with you. (asking permission)

Seun:  You may/can if you like. (giving permission)

 

Here is a list of other modals:

  • can / can’t
  • could / couldn’t

 

  • may / may not
  • shall / shall not
  • will / won’t
  • should / shouldn’t ought to / ought not to
  • might / might not
  • used to / didn’t use to
  • would / wouldn’t
  • have to / don’t have to
  • must / must not

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Devises situations in which modal auxiliaries will be used to bring out their meanings, e.g. Can you swim on dry land? Can a cow run as fast as horse?Impossible. Can a woman flog a man? It is likely but it is possible. It has happened before. Can you drink tea without sugar? I am able/unable. 

Pupil’s Activities – Repeat the words in context correctly after the teacher.

3. Constructs a dialogue for the same purpose – Seun: Can I tell you a secret? i.e. Let me tell you a secret. Michael: Yes, I am listening. Seun: I am going to the Stadium. MichaelMay I/can I come with you. Seun:  You may/can if you like. 

 

Pupil’s Activities – Work in short drama scenes (in groups) where they will use the words in contextual situations.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Ask pupil to:

1. use modal auxiliaries in sentences;

2. discriminate their shades of meaning correctly.

3. attempt all the questions below –

 

 

WORKBOOK

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST) 

Complete the following sentences with can, cannot, may and may not.

1. It _______ not rain today.

2. You _______ have my pen.

 

3. You _______ go out if you want.

4. The man _______ not show up in the market today.

5. A lame _______ walk eventually!

6. The next Lagos State Governor _______ be a man.

7. A doctor _______ be sicked.

8. _______ I close the window?