Diane Riley Diane Riley

TP 7b
B1 level


Abc HO - Gap fill
Abc HO - Survey
Abc Sentence Strips

Main Aims

  • To review the first conditional in the context of future predictions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will practice the first conditional in the context of future predictions.


Lead in (3-5 minutes) • Introduction of TL

Tell the students what I am doing on my day of if it is raining. Use the power point presentation. Have students tell a partner what they will do if it is raining tomorrow/

Review of language (5-7 minutes) • To review the first conditional

Review the form of the first conditional by writing it on the WB. First Conditional – Used in this lesson to make predictions and speculate about future events If clause Main clause If + noun/pronoun + present simple , noun/pronoun + will + verb base form Model Sentences - If it rains tomorrow, I will stay in. If I stay in, I`ll bake a cake. If I bake a cake, I`ll invite a friend for tea.

Controlled practice (10-12 minutes) • practice of language

Give students a copy of HO and have them fill in the gaps using the correct form of the verb. Students will work in pairs. I will monitor looking for any common problems. Provide an answer key to the pairs to confirm answers.

Semi-controlled / Freer practice (10-15 minutes) • Practice using 1st conditional

Each student will write the beginning of a 1st cond. sentence. If my English was better.... They will pass it to the next student who will finish the sentence and then begin a new sentence by changing the "main clause" into an "if clause". I will use the example I have mad to help with the directions.

Semi controlled practice - Survey (10-15 minutes) • Students will practice using the TL by surveying their classmates

Students will ask their classmates questions from a survey. The students will use the first conditional to ask questions from the handout. They will be in groups of 4 and ask each other the survey questions in groups of two and when they have finished they will switch and the student who asked the questions will answer the questions from the other student in the group.

If time - find your partner (5-10 minutes) • Have students use the TL in a controlled practice

Give each student a card that has half of a 1st conditional phrase. Students will circulate to find their partner. Use two students to demonstrate.

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