Tuesday 25th of March
Intermediate - B1 level
To provide clarification of unreal conditional sentences in the context of breaking news
To provide practice of unreal conditional sentences in the context of breaking news
Procedure (47-63 minutes)
I tell the students a hypothetical story using if and would. I will check how much ss know about conditionals by referring to texts 4 and 5 as shown in the grey box on page 79.
I will put up a piece of one of the unreal conditional sentences from the text on the w/b and ask a series of questions about its meaning and form.
Ss will do a MC exercise that forces them to choose between real and unreal conditionals. They could choose either option, but they should explain why by referring to likelihood. They check their answers and explain why they chose it in groups of 3
The full structure of unreal conditional sentences will be elicited onto the w/b. Ss will be shown how the clauses can switch using the overview from Cambridge Teaching English Grammar page 237
Ss will do exercises 1 and 2 from page 79 of Straigthforward Intermediate Student's book and check their answers in pairs. Correction on the w/b.
I will drill the intonation of the sentences (rising for the first clause, then falling) using the MC question.
The ss will work in pairs. They ask and answer questions from exercise 2
I will give a brief example how to respond to 'I would'-questions
Ss will do sentence-chaining in groups of 3. Ss need to start a new sentence with the 2nd clause.