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Health & Fitness, Conditionals
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn how and when to use the if conditionals in the context of fitness. In addition, with the help of various exercises, they will also get a chance to practice their pronunciation and speaking skills.


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Main Aims

  • To give students practice in grammar ( if conditionals) in the context of "Health and Fitness"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice in speaking and pronunciation in the context of "Health & Fitness"


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Put students into two groups- A and B. -One person will be chosen from each group to do the miming or drawing -They will be given a set of vocabulary related to fitness which they need to mime or draw. -The group who finishes first, wins. Vocabulary: jogging, skateboarding, cycling, soccer, ice-skating, swimming and weight-lifting, dancing

Exposure to TL (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through some speaking exercises

-Ask students what all these activities have in common -Elicit different answers and draw a scala on the board to make students mark different stages of fitness while trying to elicit the names of the different stages with various CCQs. Unfit: If I don't exercise at all and eat unhealthy food, am I fit? Become fit: If I try start walking to work instead of driving and eating more vegetables, what happens then? Fit: If I exercise regularly and eat healthy on a daily basis, am I fit? Stay fit: If I continue to do exercise regularly and eat healthy for the rest of my life, what happens then? Is it easy to get/keep fit. What does it involve? Try to elicit the word effort/pain Then write on the board; If there's no pain, there's no gain. Put students into pairs. Ss discuss the meaning of the sentence and feedback will be taken with the all class.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Following up on the understanding of the sentence below with CCQs If there's no pain, there is no gain. If Conditional + sub + base verb, sub + base verb + obj (If clause) (main clause) Do I have to use a lot of efforts in order to get a good result? If I don't put any efforts into something I am doing, will I achieve it? When does this happen? Past? Present? Future? Is this real (possible) or unreal( imaginary) Drill for pronunciation Another example, If I lose weight, I will be able to buy that dress I like so much. If you want to get fit, you should exercise regularly. If I ate more healthy food and exercised more regularly, I wouldn't get so sick. If conditional + sub + base verb (present tense), sub + will, can, might, may, should, must, have to + base verb + obj When does this happen? Past? Present? Future? Is this real (possible) or unreal( imaginary) Drill for pronunciation

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Task 1: Controlled Practice Fill in the blanks. Ss will be given a hand-out. Ss will work in pairs to fill in the blanks with the correct word from the word-box. FB will be taken with the whole class. Task 2: Semi-controlled practice Students will be put into pairs, A and B. A: A person who is considering to start exercising B: Personal Fitness Coach Each pair will be given choices of different scenarios. They will prepare dialogues and role-play for other pairs. FB- Students will get to decide who had the best advice.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

During the controlled and semi-controlled speaking tasks, I will monitor carefully and make note of the mistakes learners make while using the target language. I will do error correction on the board accordingly. I will try to elicit the corrections from Ss so they learn from their mistakes.

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