Arsalan Ganjavi Arsalan Ganjavi

TP Number 5
B1 level


in this lesson Ss are going to learn a new grammar rule, Second Conditionals. They will also deal with a number of controlled and semi-controlled activities on the TL to be checked on their understandings. In the end, another semi-controlled activity will be presented to make the condition more challenging and more productive.


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Main Aims

  • For Ss to clarify and practice the use of Second Conditionals in the context of animals.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For Ss to practice speaking for accuracy in pairs and groups in the context of Moral Dilemmas


Lead-in/Warm-up (3-5 minutes) • To activate Ss background of the TL and lead them to it.

Show some pictures of kids who are daydreaming about different animals and ask Ss the following questions: Who are they? What are they? What are they doing? Answers must be elicited and Ss must use their passive knowledge and try to answer. Meanwhile, the teacher finds out if there is any background about the TL.

Grammar presentation/Focus on meaning and usage. (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the TL and provide Ss with various activities on the TL.

A) Show one of the pictures and ask: Is she a cat? Does she want to be a cat? What is she saying to herself? Can anyone make a sentence with If? When you elicited the answer to the last question, board and drill it both chorally and individually. Draw a table on the board and write the sentence in two separated parts: If I was a tiger, I would like to go to the jungle. Ask these questions: 1- Is the sentence about a real situation or an unreal one? 2- Is the question about now or past? What tense is used in the If-clause? B) Ask this question: If you were a tiger, what would you like to do? Ask them to think about themselves in pairs in a block of 3 minutes and exchange views. A quick feedback must be run.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To re-check the Ss concept of the TL

A) Give them the first HO containing a controlled challenging activity. Explain the instruction. Regarding their level, do not forget to model the activity at least twice. Remember to mention the time, 5 minutes, and ask them to do it in pairs. The teacher monitors and gives any necessary help. B) Hand in the second HO and ask Ss to do it in a 5-minute block and also in pairs. Remember to model the activity to make sure they are aware of the process.

Follow-up (5-10 minutes) • To encourage the Ss to produce the TL.

Before giving them the last HO, define a fictional story about finding a wallet full of money in the Metro Station in the morning and try to elicit the meaning of Moral Dilemmas'. Hand in the HOs and ask them to do the activity in a block of 5 minutes. Remember to model the activity. Group them and ask them to start. Be careful about grouping. Try to divide the class motivators in all the groups but not in one group. The teacher must turn around the class and provide any necessary help.

Optional Freer Practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide Ss with another opportunity to produce the TL

Give the last HO on which there is a question. Ask Ss to stand up and mingle around the class. They must interview 3 classmates about that Moral Dilemma and the interviewees must make sentences beginning with If. Later, they must work in pairs and talk about the people they have interviewed and compare answers.

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