Grammar - Second conditional
To provide clarification of second conditional in the context of a written review about The People Watchers
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a dialogue by using second conditionals
To familiarize ss with the second conditional through reading
Procedure (38-50 minutes)
T shows a quick reminder of The People Watchers from the previous lesson and asks ss to think about how careful they are in their everyday life. Ss discuss in pairs. No feedback is given in this part.
T gives a text that contains a number of underlined sentences and asks the students to discuss why the reviewer likes the programme in pairs. T does a quick feedback and then draws their attention to the underlined sentences and elicits responses to CCQs to clarify the second conditional. T asks ss to unfold the paper and fill in the blanks individually. Ss compare their answers in pairs. T gives W/C feedback if necessary.
T uses a marker sentence from the text, elicits responses for the form and then clarifies it on the board. T drills each item along with contractions. T gives a folded handout that contains a couple of gap-filling activities, both of which are aimed at practising the tenses used in the second conditional. After having ss compare their answers in pairs in each step, T either gives the answer key for the former gap-fill or nominates a ss' AK to serve as one, and then provides W/C feedback for the latter.
T gives a folded handout of eight sentences to be completed about their classmates in a mingling activity. When the mingling is over, T regroups ss and then asks them to report the information they have gathered to their partners. T monitors closely to make sure that the target language is used correctly. T provides feedback if necessary. The other part of the handout consists of eight questions to be discussed in pairs. This part is intended to start a whole class discussion after T asks ss which of the dilemmas were the most difficult for them. T takes notes for delayed feedback and then provides it if necessary. T introduces the freer discussion activity by asking "If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?" No feedback given or correction made after this part.