Debby Debby

Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, student learn about the second conditional through guided discovery based on a reading article about avoiding the law. The lesson starts with a discussion about the lottery and money laundering. This follow by a reading task with a small questionnaire related to breaking the law. Also, some activities to clarify second conditional. Finally there is some controlled practice through sentence reformulation and free practice via a final role-play speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of second conditional in the context of law-abiding

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of imaginary situations


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

Starts with two questions "What would yo do if you win the lottery? and What if that money comes from money laundering?". Teacher will elicit the answers from the students.

Gist Task (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

Teacher by using a google form asks students to read the article and answer the questions for 3 minutes individually. Teacher also will model the exercise. Teacher will nominate students to review the answers.

Language Analysis (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Teacher by using a google slide will send students to work in pairs and identify the meaning by answering the three questions for 3 minutes. Teacher will review the answers with the whole class. Teacher by using a google slide will send students to work in pairs and put in order the form for 3 minutes. Teacher will review the answers with the whole class. Teacher by using a google slide will clarify and reconfirm the second conditional form. This to make the form explanation a bit stronger and also to clarify the contraction "I'd" that happens often when using the second conditional.

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

Teacher explains students the task in which they have to complete the gaps individually for about 4 minutes. Teacher does question 1 to model the exercise. ICQs: Work individually for how many minutes? Teacher sends students to breakout rooms for 3 minutes to check answers in pairs. While in breakout rooms teacher monitors. Teacher asks students to discuss their answers with the whole class.

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

Teacher by using a google slide will ask students to think for 30 seconds a superpower they will like to have. Students will have to discuss the question "What would you do if you acquire a superpower?" Teacher will send students to breakout rooms to work in pairs and express their thoughts by using the target language for 3 min. Teacher will ask students to share what their where told about the other peers. While Teacher monitors breakout rooms for free practice, Teacher takes notes for delay error correction. Teacher shares whiteboard to write down errors heard during the practice and correct them with the students

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