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Important Moments of Life
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn the use of third conditional. They will be exposed to the TL by listening to some recordings to identify the person who said it and in what situation he/she said it. Then clarification will be given by using marker sentences in discussion with the students. They will be given a controlled pratice for concept checking. Then a semi controlled pratice will be given to prepare them for the freer speaking practice in the end.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of third conditional in the context of important moments of life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conver in the context of important moments of life


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

-Will greet the Ss. - Give them slips and ask them to write their names on it and fold it. Collect them and then ask everyone to come and collect one slip and sit with person whose name is on the slip. -Once they settle down, will show them pictures of a few characters on the ppt and will talk about the characters and their life.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Will distribute the HOs and ask them to read the given sentences. - Then ask them to listen to the recording 31 (play till 1:48 minutes only) and identify who said these sentences written on the HO. -Then ask them to check answers with their pairs. FB: Discuss the answers with the class and correct the wrong answers. Provide them with a transcript for clarification.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-Will write the marker sentence on the W/B and highlight the 'If clause' and the 'main clause'. If Clause Main Clause 'If I'd stayed at home, I wouldn't have met my husband. - Then try to elicit if main clause and if clause can be reversed: then show them how: Main Clause If Clause I wouldn't have met my husband if I'd stayed at home. Explain the difference, that in this case they don't use the ',' and both are correct.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-Then will try clarify the their understanding by asking CCQs like: 1. Does the sentence talk about the past or present? 2. Did Carol stay at home? 3. Did her husband (Owen) go out? 4. Did her husband go out? 5. Are they happy now? - Draw a table and write appropriate forms under the words and explain, while comparing with second conditional, which was taught in the previous lesson: Third conditional: If clause( If + past participle) Main Clause ( 'd, would, wouldn't+ past participle) If I'd stayed at home, I wouldn't have met my husband Second conditional If clause( If + past simple) Main Clause ('d / would + verb base form) If I went to Moscow, I'd buy you some caviar. And that the other things like the subject, noun, pronouns may change, based on the situation. -In third conditional, If clauses normally describe imaginary situations of the past and are used to show regret or happiness, usually opposite of the actual situation. Meanwhile in second conditional, is used for highly unlikely happenings, which may or may not take place in the future. FB: Ask if any confusions, if yes, than clarify.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Show the Ss the HOs on the projector and tell that they need to fill in the gaps, while working in pairs. Then distribute the HOs. -Once done, ask a few pairs to write the answers on the Board between the gaps. Correct errors and misconceptions, if any.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

If time otherwise move on to the freer practice: -Show them the first example and go through it using the projector. Then ask them to solve the exercise working in pairs. Specify and give them 3 minutes to do it FB: Ask a few pairs for answers and if any main confusions persist, then clarify them. -

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Show them the HO on the Projector and ask them to discuss with their pairs and think about three important moments of their life and then write their 'third conditionals' on the HO. - Give them ideas which they may use. Give them 3 minutes. - Then ask them all to stand up and tell each other about their important moments. -Ask follow up questions in the end.

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