First and Second Conditional Types
To provide practice of first and second conditionals in the context of family
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of family
Procedure (47-60 minutes)
Grouping: no-brothers(sisters) or 1, 2-3, more than 3. Ask Ss to talk in pairs about how hard was it to their parents to bring children up
1) Ask Ss to think what will they say to their relatives if they call during the lesson. Write on the WB: If my relatives ... 2) Ask Ss to talk in pairs how their lives would be different if they had a different number of siblings (0-1 to 3, 2-3 to 5, more than 3 to 1). Ask Ss to talk in pairs how lives would be different if they had no parents Monitor and take notes on issuing problems.
Write on the board a few sentences written down from the Ss' discussion, some with mistakes and some without. Ask Ss in groups to discuss the marker sentences and find mistakes. Meaning Elicit the meanings for first and second conditionals Drill the difference. If necessary, write on the WB: 'If I have more time, I will spend it with my family' and 'If I had more time, I would spend more time with my family'. Ask Ss to discuss the difference in pairs and elicit it: real, possible vs unreal, imaginary (See Anticipated problems and solutions 1) Form In the marker sentences, if clause and the probability clause will be discussed in groups and, then, the answers will be elicited Pronunciation Contraction forms will be drilled. Backchaining and fingers techniques. Stress drill.
Ss choose the correct conditional types for gapped sentences. Feedback in groups and writing on the WB.
Ask Ss to finish the sentence in groups: If my brother/sister comes, I ... Monitor and do immediate error correction. Ask Ss to talk in pairs about what would change in their lives if all their relatives lived in one big house. Ask them to describe the house and their day routine changes. CCQ: Is it real? Which conditional will you use? Model: I would ... Monitor and do immediate error correction. If mistakes are similar and persistent, do a delayed error correction on the WB.