Word up! Choose the correct preposition. 1) Someone who is is
someone you can always count . 2) Someone who is punctual is someone who is
Repeat the following sentences.
1) I’m kind and independent. 2) He’s responsible and very creative.
What are your qualities? Select three qualities
from the word cloud which apply to you. Justify
Ex : I am reliable, my friends can count on me.
B. My path to success!
That’s the way I am! Help these students see the
good sides of things: what they see as a flaw can
also be a quality! Give them advice to get better at
Ex : “I’m shy” → It’s not a problem. People like you
because you don’t always try to catch everyone’s
attention. You should sit next to someone you trust
to see him or her as an ally. You can also ask the
teacher at the end of class.
1) “I have difficulties with grammar.” Kenny
2) “I’m afraid of speaking in public.” Brenda
3) “I understand most things but it’s harder for me
to make sentences.” Joshua
Help Franck and Melody identify their strengths...
and give them advice on things to improve.
You know how to… so you are a... person.
You’re already… but you could become
What is great is that you can…
Tip: revise the use of modal auxiliaries.
I always do my homework and I
like to do things well. I can get a
bit annoyed if things are not done
exactly the way I want.
My friends know they can
always call me when they need
to talk. I sometimes find it
hard to prioritise and I tend to
procrastinate and leave things
until the last minute.
Language in progress
Les modaux (action au présent)
Règle d’or : modal + V (pas de to !) He can manage to + V... → Il peut arriver à... She could spend time + V-ing → Elle pourrait
passer du temps à… You should practice + V-ing / noun → Tu devrais
t’entraîner à… They must take into account… → Ils doivent
prendre en compte…
What is teamwork?
Discuss with your neighbour to find a definition of
what teamwork is.
You need to / It is necessary to...
You have to want / be willing to...
Be able to trust your peers / classmates.
Communicate / collaborate / listen to others.
A reliable person = someone you can rely on /
Proverb: “Two heads are better than one.”
Listen to three students giving their points
of view on teamwork.
a. According to them, what are the advantages of
teamwork? Which qualities do you acquire?
b. Which obstacles may you be confronted with?
How can you overcome these obstacles?
c. Select the arguments you agree with.
D. We’re a team!
Let’s learn how to work together. a. Make a list of your personal qualities.
b. Say how they can be useful when you work in
Choose the sentence(s) which best apply to you
or create your own.
Useful vocabulary: Sometimes I can be too
talkative so feel free to stop me.
I can be shy sometimes so ask for my opinion.
I’m sensitive so don’t hurt my feelings.
I like making jokes but tell me if you don’t find
I’m a lone wolf → an introvert.
I’m a social butterfly → an extrovert.
Participate in the standing class survey.
Stand up when your teacher reads the
sentence(s) which best describe(s) you and look
around to see who is standing too. You’ll find
Your time to shine!
Make a “How to work with me” card! First
finish this sentence: “It’s easy to work with me
because…”. Then, add five other sentences.
a.The rules of your class : Individually, write
down five rules you think are essential to work
together as a team.
Ex : You must listen to others...
For me, it’s essential to + V
Be careful with... / Pay attention to…
I can’t help + V-ing / I can’t resist + V-ing…
Prevent someone from + V-ing ≠ Encourage
someone to + V…
Make sure (that)…
Annoying / problematic ≠ Agreeable / pleasant
Share your findings and
compare your rules with you neighbour. Agree
Then share with other pairs
of students. Decide as a group which five rules
should become the rules of your class. Be
ready to present them to the class.