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Selcen Guney's lesson on first conditional
intermediate level


A lesson about first conditional


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of first conditinal and future time clauses in the context of exams

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice fluency in speaking and gist listening in the context of exams


Lead- In (3-4 minutes) • To familiarize students with the context

Teacher asks students about the last time they took an exam, and how did they feel over it. Students think about the feelings related to exams in groups, and share their answers with the rest of the class. Teacher writes some of the answers on WB.

Test #1- Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide practice in listening for gist/ to elicit some of the model sentences for language focus

Teacher gives the handouts to students and asks them to listen and answer the questions. Students work on their own and check their answers with partners. Teacher elicits some of the model sentences for the "teach" stage.

Teach (12-15 minutes) • To provide clarification in the areas where students have problems

After eliciting some of the model sentences, teacher gives students the guided discovery handouts. Students work in groups to find answers. Teacher elicits corrects answer and focuses on meaning, form and pronunciation of model sentences.

Test #2 (10-12 minutes) • To check students' understanding on the new language materials.

Teacher gives students an exersize sheet for if and future time clauses. Students work in groups. Teacher monitors them in the meantime and in the end corrects some of the main errors.

Follow Up Activity- Speaking (6-7 minutes) • To give students practice fluency in speaking

Teacher re-groups the students and gives them the prepared visual material to produce first conditional. Tells them to think of different ways of making the sentence. (eg. when they make the sentence with if, tell them to try it with when or unless etc.) Teacher monitors them and notes their mistakes. Some of the common errors are corrected in the end as a feedback.

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