To provide practice of I wish / If only in the context of regrets about the past
To give students practice at using the new grammar in a written assignment.
To present students with new grammar.
Procedure (38-47 minutes)
Play the short movie from youtube (Click Movie) "We willl whatch a short clip from a Movie. Think what the main character feels. Is he happy? Is he sorry? Now we will talk more about regrets and wishes.
Ask Ss which words can be used to express regret. • Elicit: I wish, If only • Write up the form for all three in the WB. • Ask CCQ’s.
• Ss receive a hand-out and, in pairs, will fill in the blanks that appear in the sentences.(HO1 Exercise1) • Discuss a couple of the answers in open class. • Drill sentences from exercise (choral drilling, back- chaining, individual drilling). Switch up pairs (the other neighbour) and have students compare the answers they gave.
• Divide Ss into groups of four. ( Have them sit with their groups before explaining the next exercise!) • Introduce next exercise, about writing a story. • Ss will write a short story about their regrets in life, using the newly learned grammar. • Ask one or two groups to tell the class and teacher about their story and show they’ve integrated the newly learned grammar. • Do any error correction, if necessary. • Drill certain sentences that the previous exercise revealed need drilling.
• Ss will speak about their short story (their regrets in life), using the newly learned grammar. • T will not interfere! Background music... "I Wish I Could Have Been There - John Anderson" on low volume!