Mehrdad Baradaran Shokouhi Mehrdad Baradaran Shokouhi

TP6b, Mehrdad Baradaran Shokouhi
Upper Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, Ss will learn and practice about grammar, I wish/If only in the context of women in politics. All of the Ss are adults from about 20-50 years old. Total number of Ss varies from 14-15. Most of Ss are fairly on the same level except a few who have a higher command of English. The ones with higher strength tend to help the weaker ones. It is a motivated team as a whole. Ss are cooperative, friendly and mature. They do their best to follow TIs. Turkish is used occasionally amongst Ss for clarification but Ts try to return Ss' attention to speaking English. Ss have developed a good rapport amongst themselves and with Ts which helps the smooth operation of the class.

Materials

Abc HO, Straightforward, Upper intermediate, SB, Did you know?
Abc HO, Key Answers to Ex2
Abc HO, Key Answers to Ex1
Abc HO, Straightforward, Upper intermediate, SB, Ex2
Abc HO, Straightforward, Upper intermediate, SB, Ex1
Abc Word Document ( Pronunciation)
Abc Word Document ( I wish/If only)
Abc Pictures ( Women Politicians )

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice on I wish/If only in the context of women in politics.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy on the usage of I wish/If only in the context of women in politics.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start the warmer/lead-in of the calls as following, 1. I will draw Ss'attention to the previous lessons that were about politics. 2. I will stimulate Ss's interest in women's role in politics. This will set the context for the target language. - When did women get the right to vote in Turkey?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will set the context for the target language through a discussion of women's right to vote around the world. - Where did women get the right to vote in the world for the first time? - In 1893, New Zealand became the first permanent and independent country to allow women to vote.

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

I will use the following sentences to draw Ss'attention to the target language. Use wish ( + that ) or if only + simple past/past continuous to express regret about the present or the future. - I wish that we had more women in politics. ( = But we do not. ) - If only he wasn't a man! ( = But he is a man. ) Use wish ( + that ) or If only + past perfect to express regret about the past. - I wish that we had introduced the system 100 years ago. ( = But we didn't introduce it then. )

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will clarify the meaning and form of the target language ( I wish/If only ) as follow, To express regret about the present or the future Wish (+ that) or If only + simple past/past continuous - All the political parties wish they had more women. - I wish you could come. To express regret about the past Wish (+ that) or If only + past perfect - I wish that we’d introduced the system 100 years ago. Was and were are both possible with singular pronouns. - If only she were/was a qualified doctor! If only clause can make a complete sentence all by itself - If only I hadn’t arrived late! If only is also fine with a result clause. - If only I hadn’t arrived late, I could have met the director. If only is often said with a sigh and a sadly shaking head! If only is used to express major regrets and impossibilities. I wish is used to express a minor regret. I wish + (you would) can be used to show anger with something the person is doing. - I wish you wouldn’t talk to me like that. - I wish you would stop smoking. I will introduce the pronunciation and the main stress of the following words, Politics, Political, Politician Economy, Economic, Economist Philosophy, Philosophical, Philosopher Parliament, Parliamentary Democracy, Democratic, Democrat Government, Governmental, Governing

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

1. Ask Ss to do Ex1 ( choose the best word form to complete the sentences. ) on page 59. - Elicit ' quota system' to Ss. Quota means a limited number of something that is officially allowed. - Elicit ' it's a pity ' to Ss. - Group them in pairs. - Monitor Ss while doing the exercise. - Provide Ss with Key answers. - Go through the answers with Ss. 2. Ask Ss to do Ex2 ( rewrite the sentences beginning with the words given. ) - Elicit the meaning of ' it is a pity'. - Group them in pairs. - Monitor Ss while doing the exercise. - Provide Ss with Key answers. - Go through the answers with Ss.

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

Ask Ss to do Ex1 ( read the text about the New Zealand women's right of vote and discuss the questions. ) - Clarify the meaning of suffragettes to Ss. - Suffragettes were women campaigns for equal political rights in the UK, especially for the right to vote in elections. Suffrage means the right to vote. - When were women granted to vote in your country? - How much political power do women have in your country? - Would the sex of a political candidate ever influence the way you vote?

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

1. Group Ss in pairs. 2. Ask Ss to write things ( using i wish/if only ) about their lives now or in the past that they regret about. - Model an example such as ' I wish I had come to Turkey years ago '.

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