Ievgeniia Balkis Ievgeniia Balkis

Real conditionals
Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about real conditionals. Students have a text for a gist about white lies. In the text students see the conditionals for the first time. After this students have a controlled and semi controlled practice.


Abc Text 'Lies, white lies...and psychologist'
Abc Match the white lies
Abc Sentences said by a parent to a child.
Abc real conditional sentences

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of real conditionals in the context of Childhood, white lies

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Lies, white lies...and psychologist in the context of childhood


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

I will start lesson with telling some childhood memories; some white lies that my mom used to tell me. Then students in a small groups of three or four match seven "white lies". Then WC FB.

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

Ss read the text quickly. Answer the question from ex.2. You are going to read an article about lying to children.On your own. And you should find out which statement psychologists agree with. ICQ: Will you write anything? NO. Do you read and translate all words in the text? NO. Read quickly and try to find the psychologists' opinion.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss attention focused on the extract from the article. Ss try to complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the extract above. Put the sentences on the board. ... unless he eats his carrots, he'll have to wear glasses.... If he................his carrots, he'll have to wear glasses.

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

T clarifies the MFP of the target language. If you throw a ball in the air, it falls back down. If you heat ice, it melts. These are the sentences that we call conditional sentences.These particular sentences are zero conditional. used to talk about things that are always true. Let's look at another type of conditional sentences- first conditional. 1 conditionals are used to explain about conditionals that have a real possibility of happening in the future. It's not 100% sure but there is a big chance that it will happen. Let's look at an example. If I study hard, I'll pass the test. CCQ: Is there a chance for me to pass the test?Yes. Can this happen? Yes. Does it mean my passing is 100% guaranteed? No. But a test is a very likely thing that can happen. And that is a first conditional sentence. FORM: IF+ Present simple clause+ WILL/MIGHT/MAY/CAN+ INFINITIVE. So you just woke up and looking outside the window. You see gray clouds. You say to yourself If it rains, I will go back to sleep or you can also say I will go back to sleep if it rains. CCQ: Is this situation possible? Yes. Will the situation happen 100%?NO.

Controlled Practice (7 minutes) • concept checking

Ss write the main clause for the real conditionals sentences.(if-clause is already written) Work in pairs. Teacher is monitoring.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-6 minutes) • Get students to practice the TL

Ss work with their partner. Read the following sentences said by a parent to a child and discuss the meanings. Underline the correct alternatives. T monitors and puts common errors to the board. Check with answer key.

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