Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification and practice of conditional clauses in the context of The American Dream
To provide fluency speaking practice in pairs in the context of parent&child conversation
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
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]
IN PAIRS, ask the students to find (highlight) another example of these structures in the listening text including negative forms. Elicit some sentences.
IN PAIRS: -Students will be given sample conditional structures to match with sentences which have the same meaning. -CCQs? WCFB
-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.
Teacher highlights and drills features of phonology.
-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
IND. -Students are given some sentences to re-write using conjunctions. -Check in pairs.
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