Mohammad Abedi Mohammad Abedi

Mohammad Abedi. 5/08/2019
Intermediate. level

Description

In this lesson, students will learn about hypothetical situations in the past with IF and its past or present results. As a warm-up activity, I will tell them a story about myself when I played a lottery but I didn't win. Then I will write this sentence on the board " Last year I played the lottery but I didn't win. These days, I am thinking about it. " If I had won the lottery, I would have bought a house ". This way they will be familiarized with the past hypothetical situations. And complete some activities for reinforcement. The lesson will coclude with a listening task about three people making a big decision.

Materials

Abc I will have a powerpoint to display some visuals.
Abc Some handouts from page (119) Cutting Edge intermadiate students' book by Sarah Cunningham,

Main Aims

  • To provide students to undrestand hypothetical situations in the past with their resultsmin the past or present.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students to listen to an audio about three people talking about making a big desicion.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students about hypothetical situations in the past.

I will start with a story about my own experience when I played a lottery a few years ago and I didn't win, then I will start talking about my imaginary decisions like If I had won the lottery, I would have bought a house or I would have bought a Mercedes Benz or I would have gone to Scotland with my wife for holiday? this way, I will engage and involve them into the topic. Next, I will ask them "have you ever played a lottery? if no, just imagine you have played it before but you didn't win ok? it is time to say if you had won the lottery, what would you have done with your money?". So students will write their decisions on a paper and after a couple of minutes they will share it with their partners in pairs for 2 miniutes. I will never forget to monitor them while they are doing it (but not too close this time). As the nest step, I will tell them another short story about what I had done in the past but I can see the result in the present. for instance, If I had enrolled at a Malaysian university for my CELTA course, I wouldn't meet my fantastice friends here and again they have to do the same procedure that they did with the past result.

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

I will give them some handouts which are copies of page 119 students' book, i will direct my students to listening part (before this, I am going to give them time to read the sentences and match them on their own) then I will play the audio to check their answers. I think it would be a good idea to write the answers myself on the board to check, some of them might not get the correct answers because it's a listening task.

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

Here, I will ask them to write ( Pa ) for the past and ( P ) for the present results in front of the listening sentences on their handouts to highlight the importance of TL.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Now it is better to have a clarification to ensure that they have gotten everything correctly, There is a grammar box which is explaining the grammar of hypothetical situations in the past and their results in the past or present. We will have a look at it and just to be aware of its context and to clarify it for the last time.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will tell my students to do a task on page 119 students' book in different pairs which has a couple of questions for 3 minutes and then I will circulate their papers around and ask them to check the other pairs' answers for 1 minute, after that I will ask them to have a look at the TV and check their answers. I will monitor them all the time and will be around to help.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

I will tell them to have a look at the listening practice 2 on page 119 which is about three people talking about their big decisions in their lives and answer the questions individually and after that they will check their answers in pairs and discuss if they are different, Again to be sure they will have a look at the correct answers in powerpoint. I will monitor them all the time.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

As the last step, I will have some feedback by asking them to do exercise 3a on page 119 individually then share their sentences with the class. I will check errors and correct them. I will never forget monitoring.

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