Sean Sullivan Sean Sullivan

Hypothetical Situations In the Present
Upper-Intermediate, B-2 level


In this lesson, the students will learn the second conditional, hypothetical / Imaginary situations in the present. The lesson will focus on grammar with a sub aim in speaking. The lesson will follow a guided discovery format and start with a lead in about plastic surgery and move into a reading. The context of the reading is based on an American women who became successful after a plastic surgery. The lesson will then move into stages clarifying the target language and finish with a controlled and freer practice.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Hypothetical Situations in the Present in the context of Plastic Surgery

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a controlled practice utilizing the TL referring to hypothetical daily situations in the present in the context of four pictures from everyday life focusing


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

Show 3 slides in progression of Bulent Erdsoy. Who's this? What do you see that's changed?

Grammar Context • Context for Reading

Show slide 4 - picture of Cindy Jackson - before and after Inst - Similarities and differences Inst - What is the connection between the pictures?

Reading for Gist (8-12 minutes) • Read for Gist

HO# 1 - (Reading) Read for 1 minute Aim - Would you do plastic surgery? Aim - Is there anything wrong with what Cindy Jackson has done? HO#2 - Ex 1 - Do Individual. Inst - Which statements do you agree with the most? The least? Check in PW HO#2 - Ex.2 - Do individual Inst - Which one refers to to the past? Which refers to hypothetical? Check in PW WCFB

Clarification: Meaning, Form, Pronunciation. Drilling (12-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Meaning: Pair check ex. 2 Check meaning CCQ - Do I have $100,000? (No) CCQ - Will I have it in the future? (Prob not) CCQ - Will everyone go out and have plastic surgery? (Prob not) Form: If + past simple (for this exercise - repeat) Slide - Ex. 3 - Underline would in sentences Pair check Slide 4 - WCFB Pronunciation - Drill sentence 1 & 3 . Key in on I had, (no contraction) #3 - What>If, We'd>All

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

HO#3 - Ex. 1 Inst - Look at picture #1 and answer the 4 questions PW Have SS that finish early write answers on the WB.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

HO#3 - Ex.2 - Inst - What do you think the people in pictures 2, 3, & 4 are thinking or saying? GW - make sentences with group, monitor to find possible errors, FB on the board with any common errors.

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