Amir Amir

Third conditional
upper-intermediate level


Abc Mat A ( video )
Abc Mat B ( hand out sheet)
Abc Mat C exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the third conditional in the context of regrets.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The usage and difference between this conditional and others.


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

Try to elicit from the students the idea of regret. Introduce regrets about the past as the topic of the day

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Play the Material A ( video ) and let the students watch it first.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

ask Ss about the video and see if they remember any of the used conditional sentences in it. *If I’d known, I would have worn something nicer.* *I definitely would’ve remembered if you’d told me!* *He wouldn’t have missed the bus if he hadn’t overslept.* .....

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Divide the students into two groups and give them the first hand out. Let them work together and discover the rules for themselves. When they have finished, do a whole class feedback and go over the rules as quickly as possible.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Group the students into pairs and give them the next HO#2 Instruct them to Match the sentences to form a true conditional sentence. Have them check with other pairs and then do a whole class feedback, asking for additional explanations. If the students seem to struggle and have trouble understanding, offer extra clarification. If not, proceed to the next stage.

Controlled Practice (optional) (8-10 minutes) • • To concept check again and make sure that the TL is clear and students are ready for free practice

now in this part Ss would go through a practice organized in a way to work like CCQ exercise and see if Ss can understand the concept of the lesson and usage of third conditional. teacher can here do the first exercise or ask the students to do them alone accordingly. and then we check the answers with the class.

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

This part varies according to the class and level if the Ss are already active and they feel free to talk you can start the free practice by just asking a question like: If you had been born a boy/girl, how would your life have been different? or if the class and students are a little not sure about what they`re going to talk about you can use the second way: Group the students in pairs and tell them to think about their mistakes and regrets from the past and talk about them with their partners. Model the activity by sharing some of your own regrets using the TL.

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