Mariia Otriazhaia Mariia Otriazhaia

News: Unreal Conditionals
Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, Ss will be familiarized with unreal conditional and difference between real and unreal


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of unreal conditionals in the context of breaking news and protests

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of real conditionals in the context of breaking news.Comparison and speaking practice together with unreal conditional


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. T. shows the small video of Bill Gates with cake in his face 2. T. asks a question what would Ss do in the Bill Gate's situation. S. discuss in pairs 3. WC FB. SS tell about another person.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1. T. gives Ss copies of texts 4 and 5 from the reading activity and asks to find and underline the sentences where people would like to change smth. Ss work individually and then compare in pairs

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1. T. puts sentences on the WB "If we had courts that fair to men, we would be able to see 2. T. asks Ss to turn the copies on the other side and answer the questions and compare in pairs. After WC FB on the WB

Clarification (13-16 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1. T takes WC FB and highlights the answers on the WB. 2. T. puts two similar sentences on the board: If you went to Istanbul you would see the Bosphorus. If you go to Istanbul, you will see the Bosphorus. 3. SS discuss in groups what is the difference. 4. WC FB on the WB 5. T. elicits the form from the Ss 6. SS do an exercise choosing between real and unreal conditionals.SS compare answer with another partner 7. T gives Ss the answer key 8. WC FB on some options with both possible and why. 9. T elicits some examples on the WB and shows how the clauses can switch. T elicits the answer from the SS

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

1. T gives exercise 1. Ss do and group-check with answer keys and WC FB 2. SS do the ex 2, check in groups and compare with answer key 3. T drills the intonation and pronunciation 4. T elicits how to answer the conditional sent.

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

1. Ss mingle in the class asking questions to each other. 2. T monitors. 3. Error correction on the board

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

1. Ss work in groups and do sentence chaining in small groups. 2. WC FB

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