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Hossein Zakeri, 3rd conditional
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students are going to learn about the 3rd conditionals and also the inverted form. The context is the past events and regrets and since they have already studied wish sentences using past perfect they are well familiar with the subject.


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Www.teachingenglish.org HO2

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of third conditional in the context of past regret and counter facts
  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about love in the context of first love

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of love in the context of first love


Warmer/Lead-in (7-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Trying to relate the topic to the first lesson of the day, students will be asked about their regrets. -Then they will go around the class in pairs, reading about some of the biggest regrets of people's lives discussing which one has happened to them or any other regrets that they have. - They will get in pairs, and talk about each other's regrets.

Test #1 (7-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Ss discussed their regrets at the previous stage -Now they will be asked to report on their partner's regrets and how different their lives would be. -The form will be elicited from their feedbacks -Ss will be asked to give other solutions for the regrets

Teach (8-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

-The form will go on the board, using the sentences of the Ss -The punctuation will be taught -Ss will drill the form in a back chain method -CCQs will clarify the meaning and difference -The inverted form will be taught and drilled too

Test #2 (6-8 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Ss will get HO1, which are sentences with if clause -They will be asked to write the result clause without writing their names -Then they will put the HOs in a box in the middle of the class -Then they will be asked to pick one paper and try to find who wrote it by using the question form. -The teacher will model one sentence and demonstrate how it's done -When they find who wrote the sentence they will write the name -For the feedback stage, Ss will be asked to read the sentences but in the inverted form

Free practice (9-11 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss are going to get into groups of 3 and each group will get a paper with the prompt sentence (HO2) -They will continue that sentence with third conditional and the next sentence and so on. -To clarify the instruction an example will be shown using the OHP (slide1) -When they are done the papers will go on the wall and Ss will check each other's work.

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