Hamed Hashemian Hamed Hashemian

Fame, Third conditional sentences
Upper-intermediate, TS15, B2 level


In this lesson, the pupils are going to be taught the 3rd conditional sentences based on a reading which is about lucky break through highlighting the marker sentences. Their meaning plus form and finally pronunciation will be clarified. The lesson will begin with a couple of thought provoking questions regarding being famous.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Third conditional in the context of Lucky break(fame)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of Third conditional


Warmer/Lead-in (7-9 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The lesson will commence with asking 4 questions regarding being famous very quickly to contextualize the effects of being famous or popular. Following that 5 pictures which are about 5 well-known people will be depicted. Their identity will be elicited to see how much data the students have. Subsequently 3 questions will be asked and they will be put in pairs (two by two) in order to respond those aforementioned questions and share their ideas. I hasten to add before this task a couple of words about fame will be taught or reviewed as long as they are familiar with them.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

There is a text which has been excerpted from the book. I will pre-teach two words (lucky break , talent contest) by sowing a short movie. Then a gist (general) question (What was his lucky break?) will be asked and they will be given ample time to respond it individually.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The pupils will be asked two questions about Robert Willson in the reading section. So the marker sentences will be highlighted and they will be shown via p.p.t. If he had continued his education, he would have done sth entirely different. If he continues his education, he could have gotten formal music training. If he hadn’t won, he might not have had the confidence to become a singer.

Clarification (13-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

First and foremost the meaning will be clarified through asking three concept questions subsequently the form will be made clear via sowing the structure via power point. The procedure and every single data has been mentioned via p.p.t.

Controlled Practice (13-16 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Page 106. There is a very concise part which is expected to be done on the basis of the reading(lucky break). Then there are two detailed plus amazing controlled practice which will clarify and practice the meaning plus form for the second time. The practice will be done in pairs then as a WCFB the responses will be revealed. The paper will be folded. Subsequently the other side of the paper will be covered.

Semi-Controlled Practice (9-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

10 sentences will be shown then the pupils will be put in a group each comprises 5 people. They will be asked to transform those 10 sentences in to 3rd conditional and write them down on A3 paper. Then they will check.

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