Cansevil Tumanbay Cansevil Tumanbay

Conditionals 1, Demo #8
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn about the first conditional through guided discovery based on a reading text about extreme sports holiday. The lesson will start with a short speaking activity as a warmer to elicit the meaning of target language through the Ss existing knowledge from the previous lesson's reading text. It will continue with controlled practice. Finally, the student will practice the target language through speaking session.


Abc meanings HO
Abc Story completion cards
Abc HO for CCQs
Abc Form HO
Abc PPT-First conditional
Abc Gap-fill HO

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of First Conditional in the context of extreme sports holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of extreme sports holiday


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To elicit the previous context and engage students

T will project extracts from the previous reading T will ask Ss to have a short discussion as a group to figure out the difference between the two groups of extracts to elicit "certainty vs possibility" for the sake of the meaning of TL. T will tell the groups to say "banana" as soon as they find out the answer T will just monitor T will provide WCFB

Highlighting (1-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T will ask further CCQs after the discovery of "certainty vs. possibility" in order to highlight the TL e.g. How do we get that it is a possibility to swim with the sharks? What word gives that meaning? WCFB

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

T will project the extract from the reading as the marker sentence for guided discovery T will give Ss handouts including CCQs for GD and tell them work in pairs Group check and T will give the answer key T will provide Fb through justifications Then, T will give in the gap fill HO for the form and tell Ss to work in pairs, again T will provide the answer key Then, T will drill the sentence to make Ss practice intonation and word stress

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

T will give Ss gap-fill HO to practice the form and tell them work in pairs Group check and the answer key Further FB for Ss' questions

Semi-controlled practice (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with practice for the clarification of the various meaning

T will project various meanings of First conditional via PPT T will give Ss Meanings HO with 7 diverse sentences and ask them work in pairs to match the meanings with sentences correctly Group check and answer key FB with justification if there's a confusion

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T will explain Ss how to create a short story with unexpected consequences by using the TL. T will give each group a card including the beginning of the story with an IF clause and tell them complete it at 5 steps as a group with an unexpected consequence T will monitor without intervention and collect fundamental errors for delayed correction T will swap papers of groups and tell the groups to check for errors T will ask each group to tell the first IF clause and the last main clause T will do error correction for grammar

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

T will point to the youngest person in each group and make him/her tell his/her group about a future plan of an extreme sports holiday T will ask the rest of the members to give advice, make predictions, warnings or state instructions for him and also tell the youngest to agree or object T will monitor and collect errors for delayed correction FB and delayed correction

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