Emotions Conditionals Lesson
To provide clarification and practice of the zero and first conditional in the context of emotions.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in mingling and group activities in the context of emotions.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
-Ask the ss how their weekends were. Recap to last lesson by asking questions about what they remember. What did you talk about last lesson? (Emotions); What kind? (anger, dear, distress, etc.); How do people deal with these emotions? (Therapy); What were some of the types of therapy? (Destruction, music). -Have ss who were at the last lesson explain the topic to the ss who were not there in open pairs.
-Have ss do the first exercise on the handout (5A from book) and peer check. -Project the two categories with Powerpoint on the board. Have ss check that their answers were correct. -Using one sentence from each category (GS/FS), elicit the meaning of the sentences from the ss. Concept check. -Elicit the form from the ss: What is the same in these two sentences? (What/If); etc. Write the form as elicited underneath the sentences and leave on board. -Drill both forms with ss using one sentence from (GS) and one from (FS). Use back-chaining and focus on the contractions "I'll" and "we'll," and the weak form of "'ll."
-Have ss read the sentences and then do the listening exercise on the handout (6a from book). Have students peer check. Play a second time if necessary. -Monitor and provide direct feedback.
-Explain the third exercise on the handout (7a from book) to ss. Be clear that they must first match the sentences before they fill in the blanks. ICQ to be sure they understood/were listening. -Have ss do exercise and peer check. -Monitor during exercise and during peer check. Go over any numbers that were difficult together as a class. -Project answer key onto board and have ss check their answers with the answer key and each other.
-Hand out second handout and have ss do the exercise (1a from book). -Have ss peer check when finished. -Monitor and pick up points. -Go over any difficult numbers as a class (especially the last three, which are more difficult). -Give the ss the answer key and have them check their answers.
-Have ss make a circle with their desks. -Explain the game/activity and do an example with one or two students. Make it clear that when they have a "0," they must use the "1" conditional, and when they have a "1," they must use the first conditional. -Hand out the cut ups, and have the ss start the activity. -Monitor while they create their story.
-Provide feedback to the final activity, focusing on any problems with pronunciation and grammar. -Concept check the zero and first conditionals once more to be sure the ss now have a good grasp of them both and when they are used. -End class.