Eman H Eman H

A life in six words
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will learn how to show regret, by using if only and I wish.


Abc 3A - Describe activity
Abc 3B Matching activity
Abc 4A Find the meaning
Abc 4B - Semi controlled activity

Main Aims

  • For the Ss to express regret, using if only and I wish.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For Ss to be able to use target language learned in the lesson, and to write for accuracy.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Quick review of previous lesson. Lead in by: Are there things that you have done perhaps in the past.. And would like to change? What about things that you have regretted doing or not doing?

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-For Ss to understand era (Key vocabulary) -T will elicit examples of target language to check their former knowledge. -Ss will work on 3A, in pairs. -First one will be done as a demonstration.

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

In the present: 1.Wish/if only + past simple OR Wish/if only + could In the past: 2. Wish/if only + past perfect Expressing annoyance: 3. Wish/if only + would

Clarification (12-14 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T will explain the target language, in more details. -T will check with CCQs, if they have understood the TL -T will drill the pronunciation. -And explain what is the difference in their meaning.(I wish & If only) -Ss will practice an activity, to make sure they have understood. CCQs: I wish I spoke French -Is this in that past or present?No present -Can I speak the L? No -Do I want to learn the language? Yes If only I’d set the alarm at 8a.m. -Is she pleased with time she woke up? No -Does she regret not putting the alarm for 8a.m.? Yes -Has it already happened in a certain in the past? Yes -Ss will do another activity

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Ss will work in pairs, to find the correct meaning of the sentence. -First one will be done together. -Feedback in main session

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss will look at activity 4A & work in pairs. -Ss will find the sentences true to them & change the rest of them to become true.

Free Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will work in pairs to share their wishes/regrets, by looking at pictures on the slide as an input... Or they can come up with their own thoughts to use the TL.

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