Yasmine Moussa Yasmine Moussa

It's all hypothetical ! Wishes and regrets .
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, Students are going to get clarification on how to show regrest on past actions using I wish with the past perfect tense through reading skills.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of I wish + past perfect to show regrets. In the context of a couple regret their past actions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about two young couple and their broken dream in the context of regretting past actions .


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows different pictures with different situations and asks Ss what they think about them. and whether they wish to change something in the past. Ss think for a minute and start to predict each situation. T elicits the word " wish" and what kind of tense we are speaking about.

Exposure/Highlight (2-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation /To draw students' attention to the target language

-T chests a reading text about Carrie and Mike dream house and asks Ss to answer the article question. -Ss skim the text in 2 minutes. - WC discuss the question "What is Carrie and Mike broken dreams?". Can they change the situation or not. Is it possible to buy a new house now?

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T writes marker sentence on WB " I wish I had bought a house in the town ". - T chests the HO and ask Ss to read and answer CCQ of meaning/use and form in 2 minutes - Ss pair checks and raises their hands to answer. -T asks Ss to answer the form part. - Ss pair checks and raises their hands to answer. -T drills sentences from the text (choral drilling, back-chaining, individual drilling).

Controlled Practice (2-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T chests HO ex. 2 and asks Ss to answer in 3 minutes. Rewrite the sentence so they have the similar meaning using I wish. 1-I regret I didn’t tell him that I loved him. 2-I shouldn’t have hit Maggie. 3-I’m sorry I didn’t invite him to the party. 4-I feel bad I haven’t finished my homework before going out. 5-You should have to watch the road carefully to avoid tickets. 6- If only I had arrived ten minutes earlier to see her. -Ss pair checks. -T shows answer key on the WB.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with freer practice of the target language

-Ss to set in pairs. - T asks Ss to write about an incident in the past that they wish they can change. -Ss will read their answers to their partner. -T monitors closely for any feedback and error corrections.

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