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Type 2 Conditionals Lesson Plan
Intermediate B1+ level


In this lesson students will learn second conditional through listening in the context of problems and solutions about a new business.


Abc visuals, handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of type 2 (second conditionals) in the context of problems and solutions about opening anew business.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about opening a new business in the context of problems and solutions


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

Show some pictures on the board in order to engage Ss into the topic and the next stage of the lesson.(opening a new business, terrace) Ss talk about the pictures and make predictions about the topic and the pictures.

Exposure (7-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through listening a conversation about opening a new business.

Show the picture of Simon, Yelena and Lidia on the board before the listening in order to introduce Ss what they will listen to. Elicit and clarify some of the words Ss may not know. Ss read the 2 questions and understand for what reason they will listen to. (What kind of business is this? What are they discussing?) Play the recording. Ss try to answer the questions in pairs.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Hand out the questions for the second exercise. Ss read the questions and think about the possible answers. Hand out the script and tell them to read and listen to the recording for the second time. Play the recording. Group the Ss to answer the questions. Give Ss the answer key to check their answers. Ask Ss to discuss 'Which thinking hats do they think each person is using why?' in their groups. Take some general feedback.

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

Hand out the extracts that show the real and unreal conditionals. Ss read and decide which situations are real and which situations are imaginary, in pairs. Take general feedback. Ask Ss to complete the forms of 1st and 2nd conditional before eliciting. Elicit the rule on a couple of sentences on the board, clarify the meaning by asking CCQs: Are we talking about future? Yes./ Is it likely to happen? Yes.(1st cond.) Which tense is used in the if clause? Past (2nd cond.) Model and drill the sentences.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ask Ss to fill in the gaps with the correct from of the verbs in the box. Give Ss the handout (1)of the activity ask them to work in pairs. Give Ss the answer key to check their answers. Explain Ss that they will put the words in order to make sentences in if clause. Hand out the activity(2) and wait Ss to put the sentences in order. Ask Ss to complete the sentences on their own this time.

Free Practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask Ss to go around the class and share their ideas with others by using conditionals. "What would you do if ......?" Monitor, check if they are using the TL.

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