TP 3 Erica Latif
To provide Ss with the necessary MFP of second conditionals and use it more accurately in the context of prisoners.
To provide Ss with the opportunity to practice and develop their oral fluency in the same context.
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
Put a picture of prisoners on the WB and elicit some ideas from the students about the picture to set the scene for the grammar to follow. Ask Ss if the prisoners live in a good place. Do they like it there? Will Ss be able to live like this? Are there too many of them in this one big room? Do they have enough space? etc.....
Write sentence on the WB: If prisoners had better living conditions, they wouldn't have to protest. Ask students: Do prisoners have good living conditions? No Are we talking about the past or present? Present Then why are we using the past form of the verb? To show it is unreal... Ss to do Handout 1 to decide if sentences are real or unreal (2nd conditional). Give Ss an answer sheet.
T elicit the full structure of the TL from the students using the sample sentence. T show Ss the clauses can be swopped and ask them if they can see the difference in the 2 sentences. They should notice the use of the comma when sentence starts with if... If-clause main clause (use comma after if-clause) If + noun/pronoun + past simple, noun + 'd/would + base verb form. If clause can not function alone, it's a condition and needs the main clause. The main clause though can stand alone without the if-clause. Switched: Main clause If-clause (no comma) noun + 'd/would + base verb form + if + noun/pronoun + past simple Elicit the question form also.
Ss to do Ex 1 and 2 correcting the by eliciting from Ss individually. T use flash cards to let the students repeat the TL each time only use the first clause and they should complete it. Also switch clauses for practice.
Ss will practice by T asking the same question to each of them after going through the example with them. T give student and example: If I had lots of money to travel the world, I would go to Europe. CCQs with them. 1. Do I have a lot of money? No 2. Am i talking about the present or the past? Present 3. Then why am I using the past tense again? Because it's highly unlikely for me to go to Europe if I didn't have a lot of money. Ss have to practice this by repeating back to the T. Drill in the intonation, rising in the first clause and falling for the last part.
Ss will get a HO with 10 questions to ask each other and to practice the TL under supervision of T. T elicit how to ask a question again.
Tell Ss to imagine a holiday that they would like to go on that they think they can only dream about and what they would do. They will practice the TL during in pairs.