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Had better and had better not



refis24
United Kingdom

Had better and had better not
 
Hey all, hope you are well.
I NEED YOUR EXPERT HELP AND ADVICE PLEASE!! Ermm
 
I am doing an assignment on ´had better and had better not ´ for a pre-intermediate class.
 
I need to know
1. How to make the meaning clear, what context to use and how this would be set up in a lesson.
 
2. How to check understanding - e.g questions to show that the students have understood the meaning of the structure
 
3. 2 activities of how students would practice the structure.
 
Thank you in advance!Hug
 

28 Apr 2010      



aftab57
United Kingdom

Try this esl printable
 

28 Apr 2010     



refis24
United Kingdom

Thanks Aftab, I need an exercise of some sort to practice the structure. Any ideas/games you could recommend?
 
Thanks again

28 Apr 2010     



lovemykids
Uruguay

Hi! How old are your students? You can present the topic by writing on the whiteboard some problems or dilemmas and a possible solution using the answer: ´You had better... ´ They will easily elicit its meaning  and once they did that they have to give you an answer for the rest of the problems you wrote. Just a suggestion! There are really good ws here that you can use to reinforce the grammar point!
A hug from Uruguay Smile

28 Apr 2010     



Katyg
Uruguay

I use to play like a radio programme, where a person calls explaining his/her dilemma and the presenter gives him/her advice by using that structure. My Students really enjoy it!!!

29 Apr 2010     



lshorton99
China

I found this activity at http://iteslj.org/c/games3.html - you could adapt the sentences and just get them to use had better to give advice.

Advice

Level: Medium to Difficult

Aims: To practise giving advice and suggestions. To trigger creative
contributions. To generate interaction from a simple raw material.

1 Get a student to say the first sentence below to his neighbour. The
latter makes a suggestion, and goes on to utter the next of my sentences,
and so on.

2 If the students are a bit cold, do the following; get them all to write
down a piece of advice for the first sentence on a page-give them time.
Then, you can go around the class enjoying the wide variety of
contributions which are sure to ensue.

(I actually did the uttering of the sentences, and allowed the students to
propose the advice).

Note: For some sentences you may get really boring answers, devoid of any
thought-get them to modify it, change it a bit, spice it up, use
creativity!

I HAVE A HEADACHE.

I HATE WORKING.

I FEEL SAD.

I WANT TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.

I LOVE PEOPLE.

I AM ALWAYS LATE.

I KEEP LOSING MY CREDIT CARD.

MY FRIENDS DON ´T WANT TO SEE ME.

I HAVE A RED NOSE.

I AM ALWAYS CRASHING MY CAR.

I WOULD LOVE TO MEET SOME PEOPLE.

IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE RICH.

MY STOMACH IS HUGE

I AM VERY INTELLECTUAL.

MOTHER SAYS I AM ATTRACTIVE.

YOU SHOULD + INFINITIVE
YOU OUGHT TO + INFINITIVE (FORMAL)
IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IF YOU + PAST SIMPLE
IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD ...
YOU HAD BETTER ... + INFINITIVE
YOU WILL HAVE TO + INFINITIVE
IT IS TIME YOU + PAST SIMPLE
WHY DON ´T YOU ... + INFINITIVE
YOU COULD ALWAYS ... + INFINITIVE
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT ... + ING
IMPERATIVES (Don ´t ... Do ...)
Submitted by Gerard Counihan


29 Apr 2010