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The second conditional
intermediate level


Abc a set of pictures
Abc Gap fill handout
Abc the text handout
Abc video
Abc a set of cards

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the second conditional in the context of expressing imaginary situations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about winning the lottery in the context of expressing imaginary situations.


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

- I'll show ss some pictures and ask them if they know the person in the picture, what he does and I'll ask them to guess today's topic. Then I'll set today's goals clear for ss. - Ss will watch a video as a prep. for the next stage, they will be asked to answer some questions based on the video.

Exposure (7-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text.

- I'll draw ss' attention to the topic of the text, they're going to read a text about a girl imagines that she won the lottery. Ss are going to read to answer gist questions. - After giving feedback, Ss are going to read again to answer questions on specific information in the text, this is followed by class feedback.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the second conditional

- I'll draw ss attention to three sentences adapted from the text they read, then I'll ask them some concept checking questions to clarify the meaning of the structure, such as: Is it real/ unreal? Is it likely to happen? - Then I'll elicit from ss the form of the second conditional sentences, they will do this by examining the form of the written sentences. - After that, I'll ask ss to notice the rising and falling intonation when I say these sentences.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- Ss are going to answer a gap-fill exercise to make sure they well absorbed the new language. Then they will check their answers in pairs. - We'll have an open class feedback

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- I'll put ss into groups. - Each group will have a picture sheet and a pile of cards faced down. - On each card, there is an incomplete sentence. Ss will complete the sentence as if they were one of the four characters in the picture sheet. - The first player turns over the first card and reads it to the group then all the players write down the incomplete sentence, choose one character secretly and complete the sentence based on how they think the character will respond. - Each player will read his completed sentence and the rest of the group try to guess which character is speaking. - When they all finish reading and guessing, the second player turns over the second card and so on. - During the game, I'll monitor ss' use of language - We'll have open feedback and error correction.

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

- I'll put ss into groups. - Each group will have a pile of cards faced down, on each card, there's a hypothetical situation. - One member of the group will turn over the first card and reads out the sentence on it, then each ss takes turns responding to this situation in the card. - When they all finish responding to the situation, the next member turns over the next card and reads it out.. etc. - During the game, I'll be monitoring to detect the use of the target language. - Once they are done, will have Open class feedback and error correction.

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