Teaching Practice 8
To provide controlled letter writing practice in the context of regrets
To provide speaking activity using second conditionals in the context of regrets
Procedure (34-44 minutes)
Picture- Show the picture on the board. Elicit predictions about the old man. his name, his age, his hometown, his family background, what he has done in his life. Ask if he happy or sad. Why? WB: Write the prediction around the pıcture.
Draw a speech bubble on the old man's head. Write the beginning of the sentence and let your student complete it with their own ideas. -If I had a life to live over, I would..... CCQs Is it possible to live a life over? No Is it likely that you could change anything in the past? No Am I really change anything now? No
HO1 Give the reading text to the students and let them read about the man. WB- write If he had his life to live over what would he do? Let them underline the things that he would do if he had his life to live over. They can check the vocabularies in the box if they have any troubles with the vocabularies. WC feedback: Elicit the answers in full sentences. If he had his life to live over he would relax he would take more trips he would eat more ice cream CCQs Is it possible for him to live his life to live again? NO Is it possible that he could go to trips? Is he really eating more ice cream in the present? No Is it a real situation? No Write couple of them on the board and drill the model sentences with the students. First drill chorally, then individually.
Let your students think that they are writing a letter to a psychologist. Give the letter template to them. They will use the verbs in the box and write a letter to their psychologist about their regrets in their lives. If I had a life to live over I would..... If I were younger I would.... WC feedback: Make the students 2 groups one group will be psychologist and the other group will talk to their psychologist about what they would do if they had their lives to live over.
Observe the students while they are reading or speaking about their letters. Take some notes, Elicit the correct answers, Correct them on the board.