TP4 - First Conditional
To provide clarification about when and how to use First Conditional.
To be introduced to some new vocabulary in the context of work and job opportunities.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
In relation to the previous lesson, ask students what will they do if they lose their job giving them the example on the white board: "If I lose my job, I ..." Introduce Clare, Kevin and Lorna & Ian and let students speculate about what might their story be (they will discover it later when reading the text).
Pre-teach: "plumber" using Clare's picture as a visual support. Pre-teach: "resign" and "run (a hotel)" through elicting the meaning from the students.
Ask students to read the 3 short texts and the quotes on the side and write who said each quote. Show them key answers on the white board.
Use the sentence from the first quote as an example to present the First Conditional. Highlight the form, function, meaning (check understanding using CCQs), phonology and punctuation.
Give the students the gap-fill handout and give clear instructions. Closely monitor the students when doing the task. Ask students to check their answers in pairs. O/C feedback.
Each student gets a card with a job written on it (ask students not to show their cards to each other). In groups, tell students that they are now in a hot air balloon flying in the air and then, all of a sudden, a bird comes and pierces the balloon. Now the balloon is losing altitude and someone needs to be thrown out of the balloon so that they can be saved. Each one will need to convince the others that he has to stay alive because he is somehow important to the world (without saying what his job is). Students will have to find out each other's jobs using if-sentences. Show students demo. Monitor students discretely. O/C feedback.