Juan Peredo Juan Peredo

B2 level


Abc Lead-In
Abc Gist
Abc intensive
Abc MF
Abc P
Abc Controlled
Abc Freer

Main Aims

  • By the end of the class, Ss will have understood and identified the meaning and form of third conditional and will be able to use to respond to their classmates' stories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking fluency practice with the target language.


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

Ask Ss to look at the pictures on slide 1. What do you think is happening in each picture? Let Ss mention their ideas. Write some of them on the board for later gist activity.

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Tell Ss to look at the predictions they mentioned. They will listen to three friends talking about different PAST situations. Listen, pay attention and when it's over, we'll do this activity together. ICQ Do you need to write anything? Conduct OCFB Check on the answers and ask Ss to mention a little bit of what they remember.

Highlighting (4-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Tell Ss they will listen to the conversation again. This time, they'll need to pay more attention. Send 'intensive' link to Ss. Ask them to open it. Screenshare the imcomplete sentences. Ss need to complete with the correct verb form. Keep mentioning it's a story that happened in the past. ICQ Do you need to write complete sentences? Sentences: if she'd shot the men, she'd have been in serious trouble. If the men hadn't run away, she could have killed them. I wouldn't have been too happy if the alarm had woken me up. What would he have done if he'd actually seen the owner of the car? Conduct OCFB

Clarification (12-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

M 4 min Screenshare the following sentences. If I had been there, I would have run away. I would have immediately called the police if she had threatened me with a gun. What would you have done if he had shot your car's tyres? Send 'MF' link to Ss. Ask them to answer the first 3 questions individually. Qs 1 Do the sentences talk about the past or the present? Past 2 Do they talk about something that is real or imaginary? Imaginary 3 Can the events be changed? No ICQ Do you need to answer all of the questions? Have Ss mention the answers in OC. F 4 min Berore starting F, show Ss a couple of sentences and ask them to mention which the main clause is and which the if clause is.* Get Ss attention to your screen again. Tell them this time they will answer questions 4 to 7 4 We use Past Perfect in a) the if (conditional) clause b) the main clause. 5 We use would (n’t) + have + past participle in a) the if (conditional) clause b) the main clause. 6 Is the if clause always first in the third conditional? 7 Write the structure of the Third Conditional: If + :) + had (n’t) + past participle, :) + ‘d (would) / wouldn’t + have + past participle Have Ss mention the answers in OC. P Share 'P' link to Ss. Screenshare the information. Tell them they will listen to three sentences twice. They need to choose the option that shows the correct word stress. ICQ how many times will you listen to the sentences? Twice 1. If I hadn't gone to the party, I wouldn't have met her. 2 He wouldn't have known about it if you hadn't told him. 3 If you'd been more careful, you might not have got hit. Why do we stress these words? They carry the speaker’s main message.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Share 'CP' link with Ss. Tell them they will complete the activity individually. It's a competition. The faster, the better. I wouldn't have lost my phone if I had been more careful. If I hadn't taken a walk late at night, I wouldn't have been robbed. Would you have helped me if you had seen me on the street? OCFB

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

Tell Ss they will have 1 minute and 1/2 to think of an interesting, amazing, surprising, scary story that happened to them. Tell Ss they will share the story and their partners will mention ideas using third conditional, example. If I had seen that, I would have run away. Send Ss to BOR OCFB DEC

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