Lesson Plan: “Seem to,” “Verb to Be + Meant to,” and “Verb to Be + Supposed To” | Nagwa Lesson Plan: “Seem to,” “Verb to Be + Meant to,” and “Verb to Be + Supposed To” | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: “Seem to,” “Verb to Be + Meant to,” and “Verb to Be + Supposed To”

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use “seem to,” “verb to be + meant to,” and “verb to be + supposed to” to talk about staying safe online.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • use “seem to” to talk, in the past and present tenses, about how something or someone appears to be based on an opinion,
  • understand that “seem to + be + adjective” and “seem + adjective” are both acceptable forms,
  • use “verb to be + meant to” to talk about purpose and expectations in the present and failed purpose or expectations in the past,
  • use “meant to” without “be” to talk about a failed intention in the past,
  • use “verb to be + supposed to” to talk about expectations and obligations in the present and failed expectations and obligations in the past,
  • use the form “be + verb + ing” following “seem to” to talk about an extended activity,
  • use the form “be + verb + ing” following “verb to be + supposed to” and “verb to be + meant to” to talk about something that is not happening but should be or that was not happening but should have been.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the present simple and continuous,
  • the past simple and continuous,
  • adjectives.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • using “seem + like/that/as if/as though,”
  • passive forms.

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