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2nd Conditional - Hypothetical Situations
Intermediate level


Abc Lesson materials

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of simple past present conditional in the context of Unreal situations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for possibilities of unreal situations in the context of people, places, events


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T-Ss T plays music to introduce the topic of the lesson Ss Ss listen to the music and try to understand the content. Ss-T Ss try and guess what the song is about T-Ss Teacher shows slide of money Ss- T Ss try to guess the meanings T-Ss T shows Ss question. Ss make assumptions about money

Task practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T-Ss T shows Ss picture of two 2nd conditional examples, asks a question about them. Ss-T Ss reply with their assumptions. Ss can also give their own scenarios/answers to practice the form.

Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity for students to use the target structure

T-Ss T gives Ss 2nd Conditional exercises to work with. Ss Ss read and analyze the text to scan for the tense(s) T-Ss T asks Ss for answers based on the text. Ss-T Ssgive their answers Ss Ss underline the tense after "If" T-Ss T drills the form and meaning of 2nd Conditional to Ss

Practice 2 (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to practice more on 2nd conditional

T-Ss T Ss exercise based on were/weren't/ would/wouldn't Ss Ss work speperately on the exercise Ss- T Ss check answer with T. T-Ss T instructs Ss to write exercise for more clarification

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

T-Ss T clarifies that the Ss have a better idea of the structure with an exercise. Ss Ss go through the exercise and complete it T-Ss-T Teacher get students to answer the questions and answers

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

T-Ss T puts students in PW. Ss go to the BR to complete the " situations" exercise Ss-Ss Ss compare their answers with each other Ss-T Ss give t feedback on their results and with other Ss

Post task clarification • To provide an opportunity for students to use the target structure

T-Ss T plays the song to from the beginning of the lesson to the students again Ss-T Ss try to figure out the meaning of the song. Ss - Ss All Ss focus on the vocabulary in the sone T-Ss T revises the structure with the students to model at the end.

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