Modal practice through "Dear Abby" columns has always been successful in my classes. Have each student write down a problem he or she has. The papers are then passed on to the next student in order to be read and given a written solution. The papers are passed on and on till all the students have read all the problems and given their solutions.
What makes this interesting is that the students have to read and write. They enjoy reading the solutions given by others and are creative when giving their own advice. The use of "you should/can/might/" etc to practice modals is perfect for advice, of course.
Students love to get their own paper back and read all the solutions to their problems
Hello fellow teachers,