Muhanad Halvani Muhanad Halvani

Teaching Practice 7
Upper-Intermediate level

Description

Students will study 3rd conditionals in the context of regrets. They will follow this up by a productive skill speaking practice in which they will use the TL grammar.

Materials

Abc Ex2 from http://www.englishisapieceofcake.com/third-conditional.html
Abc Movie clip from youtube from the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of 3rd conditionals in the context of regrets.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy based productive skill speaking practice while using 3rd conditionals in the context of regrets.

Procedure

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

Put up the poster of the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Ask them if anyone has seen it. Ask them to watch the movie clip and try to summarize what that clip is about. Show the movie clip from the film Benjamin Button using conditionals. Have them try to come up with a summary of the clip working in pairs. Elicit some of the answers.

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

Give out handouts with the transcript from the video with the TL highlighted. Have them read the second paragraph of the transcript. Try to elicit the type of grammar used in this sentence.

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

Project the Model sentence on the board. Elicit Meaning. Ask CCQ to make sure that students understand the meaning correctly. Elicit Form from the students. Do some pronunciation drills to ensure the students aren't making any errors with pronunciation of 3rd conditional phrases.

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

Give instructions for the HO with the gap-fill controlled practice for 3rd conditionals. Give out the HOs and let students complete the excercise individually. Let them check their answers in pairs. Project the Exercise on the WB and do WCFB, doing some re-clarification or pronunciation drills based on the students' answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give instructions for the HO with the semi-controlled practice with 3rd conditionals. Give out the HOs and let students complete the exercise in pairs. Project the Exercise on the WB and do some quick WCFB. Do pronunciation drills and error correction based on the students' answers.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Put the students in pairs, ideally one male and one female each. Project the picture of the couple arguing in the car. Tell them they are going on a road trip but they are lost. They have to blame each other for getting lost using third conditionals. Do a demo. Do error correction for any errors collected during monitoring.

In-time Free Practice #2: Board Race Chain Story. (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with more free practice of the target language

Divide the class in two. Write a sentence with a 3rd conditional on the WB. The students of each group must run to the board and write one sentence using the main clause of the sentence on board as a model. The group which manages to write one sentence each first wins (as long as their sentences are grammatically correct). Do some error correction on board.

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