Kenan Ipkıran Kenan Ipkıran

Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will have a listening practice (gist, specific information and detailed) about pets and focus on Second Conditionals. Then they will personalize, make connection with those characteristics and make sentences about themselves using Second Conditional.


Abc Handout
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Photos of pets, 8 in total
Abc Listening Section

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information, gist and detailed listening practice using a text about pets in the context of animals.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Second Conditional, but only in the form of "If I were... , I would be ... ." in the context of pets and animals.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Show the students the photos of pets. Elicit what they are called. - Make it clear that today's lesson will be about pets.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Ask them to write down a descriptive adjective for every pet they see on the board. - Get the answers from the students and write the adjectives on the board, below the pictures of the pets. - After giving the handout, tell them to look at the pictures in the handout and guess which person has which animal.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- Tell them they will listen to Tim, Gus and Maxine (only once) and try to understand which pet they have from the ones on the whiteboard. - Tell them to compare their answers in pairs. - Elicit the answers as much as possible and write them on the board, below the animal pictures. (Tim: pig. Gus: spider. Maxine: hamster.)

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- Tell them to read the sentences in the handout. - Then tell them they will try to catch the sentences in the handout from the dialogues. They will tick the sentences they hear from the dialogues. - Quick feedback, give them the answers if eliciting does not work. - Tell them to listen again, try to focus on finding Second Conditional questions "if you were ... ?". - Write the answers on the board.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Elicit the answer of the question "If you were an animal, what animal would you like to be? - Then, focus on meaning, form and pronunciation. - CCQs; - Is this sentence imaginary or real? - What are the tenses in the sentences? - Are we talking about past, present or future? - Ask them to write sentences for themselves using character adjectives. Do modelling if necessary. Modelling example: If I were an animal, I would be a bird. Because bird is a free animal and I am a free person. - Tell them to tell their questions and answers to practice in pairs. Monitor them and check for mistakes. Correct mistakes (if there is enough time).

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