Hemad Hemad

The second conditional
Pre-IELTS 2 level


In this lesson, students will learn the second conditional through guided discovery. they will read a short text and after that, they will get familiar with the meaning, form, and pronunciation of the second conditional.


Abc Reading handout
Abc Oxford English Grammar Course Basic

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the second conditional in the context of Luck

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about luck in order to highlight the second conditional sentences in the context of Luck


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Talk about the luckiest and unluckiest day that they have ever had

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will be asked to read a text in the context of luck and try to get the gist of the text and learn how to talk about imaginary situations.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The students will be asked to find sentences with "if" and the teacher will write one sentence from the text on the board to highlight it for the students.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

After the sentence is written, the teacher will try to elicit the form of the sentence and then asks the students if they know when and why we use this form in the text. After that, they will practice the pronunciation of the sentences orally.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The students will be asked to complete some sentences with the correct form of the verbs that they can see at the end of each sentence. Then they will check with each other and after that, there could be whole class feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice (7-9 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

In this exercise, the students will make second conditional sentences using the information which they have for each sentence. Again there will be a pairwork check and then whole class check.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In the free practice part, they will be asked that " what would they do, if they had a free year and a lot of money?" they will start speaking in pairs and as speaking is not the aim of this lesson after a few minutes they will talk about their partner to the whole class.

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