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Conditional Structures
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about Conditional Structures through guided discovery, using the text from the listening of the previous lesson. They will follow this up with controlled and then semi-controlled written practice. Finally, there will be a free speaking activity.


Abc Hand Out from Global Upper Intermediate, Macmillan Education pg.91

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of conditional clauses in the context of The American Dream

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in pairs in the context of parent&child conversation


Lead in (2-4 minutes) • To connect this lesson to the previous one

Teacher will show some sentences on WB: -Most people cannot achieve the American Dream, even if they work very hard. -Providing you work hard, you will get it. Ask the students where these sentences come from? CCQs: - Is it possible that people work very hard? [yes] - If they do it, can they also achieve the American Dream? [most of them No] - Is there chance that you will work hard? [yes] - If you do it, will you get what you want? [yes]

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

IN PAIRS, ask the students to find (highlight) another example of these structures in the listening text including negative forms. Elicit some sentences.

Focus on Meaning (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the meaning and use of the target language

IN PAIRS: -Students will be given sample conditional structures to match with sentences which have the same meaning. -CCQs? WCFB

Focus on Form (8-10 minutes) • To focus on the form of the target language

-Ask students to look at the sentences in the HO, and choose the correct option. Elicit the answers. -Teacher displays some of the sentences on WB to clarify the form. -Students work together to complete the other forms. -AK on the screen.

Focus on Pronunciation (2-3 minutes) • To highlight the phonological features of the target language

Teacher highlights and drills features of phonology.

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To practice the form of the TL

-Elicit an example sentence from the table initially. IN PAIRS: -Students make sentences using some words given in a table. -Monitor closely to see if students are using conjunctions correctly. -Delayed error correction

Semi-controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further

IND. -Students are given some sentences to re-write using conjunctions. -Check in pairs.

Freer Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In pairs: -Students will role play a parent and his/her son/daughter who is a teenager attending high school. The parent talking to the teen to encourage to study harder or to do better in general. The children replies accordingly. -Then they exchange the roles. -They change partners if time allows

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