Murphy's law_ 1st conditional
To provide clarification and practice of 1st conditional in the context of Murphy's law
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Murphy's law
Procedure (39-25 minutes)
For the warm-up I will write on the board: No pen= Death! I will ask ss to imagine how could a "no pen" situation lead to "death" as a result. Then I will get feed back. I will write If on the board to help them for making sentences. After that I will give them extra information of that chain of consequences: No work .. no marriage. Than I will get feedback again. At the end I will show them the full chain of consequences.
On this stage, I will ask the ss which side of the list is the cause or the condition and which is the result. Then I will read out three lines using 1st conditional form and do choral drill but then switch to individual drilling in a random order. Then I will give them a handout which is related to the chain consequences. Then I will give them 5 minutes to complete it individually. Then we will check the answers.
I will ask ss: Did you ever think loosing a pen might result in such disaster? Then I will write on the board: If something can go wrong, it will go wrong. Then I will ask them if it sounds familiar at all and I will elicit Murphy's law and discuss it briefly. Next I will give them some examples of the Murphy's law and show a picture to them in order to understand better and then I ask them to produce Murphy's law to fit the images in small groups and I will remind them to use If and will/ won't. Afterward I will ask them to open their books and skim through the reading text in small groups and then I will ask them CQs and elicit new vocabulary. Then they will scan the text and after that I will write the form of the grammar on the board.
On this stage, ss will complete the exercise matching on the book. And we will check exercise together. Next ss will complete the Murphy's law which is on the book. Then ss will read their sentences.
In this part I will divide the class in three and give them cards to match the Murphy's law. I will monitor them.