Grammar Teaching Plan: Real Conditional Sentences
This lesson plan is for teaching real conditional sentences to adult students of English. The rationale is based on explicit teaching of grammar and grammar teaching in meaningful context. A video skit for warming-up and mechanical and meaningful drills are incorporated dynamically.
- Setting: a university ESL/EFL class
- Students: university level students (Age 20 to 30) -- flexible
- Level: high beginning or low intermediate
- Class size: 15 students or more
- Time: 50 minutes
Detailed Lesson Plan
1. Warming up
- Have you traveled a lot in the United States?
- Have you ever visited a travel agency in America to get information on popular places?
- If you have enough money and time, which famous places would you like to visit first?
- How would you like to celebrate your wedding anniversary?
2. Pre-teaching of Vocabulary (OHP)
- hula dance
3. Watching the Video.
Students will watch a skit with the following dialogue on the video.
Setting: The Travel Agency
A: Good afternoon.
B: Good afternoon. May I help you?
A: It's my wedding anniversary next month. I want to surprise my husband with a wonderful vacation plan. Would you
recommend some famous places?
B: Of course. Em, if you go to Europe, you'll have a wonderful time for your wedding anniversary. If you go to London, you can go to Buckingham Palace and you might even see the Queen's guards there. If you go to France, you can go to the sidewalk cafe and drink cafe au lait or French wine with your husband. And...
A: Well, it's outside the U. S.
B: Oh. You want to stay in the U. S. If you go to California, you might go to Yosemite National Park or Disneyland.
A: Yosemite National Park? What will I see if I go to Yosemite Park?
B: If you go to Yosemite Park, you'll see giant trees, mountains, bears ....
A: But, I don't like bears.
B: If you go to Disneyland, you won't see any bears. You'll see Mickey Mouse. Isn't that interesting? Well, if you have children...
A: Well, it's interesting, but.... B: O.K. What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Well, I like skiing.
B: If you like skiing, you can go to Colorado.
A: But my husband doesn't like skiing.
B: If your husband doesn't like skiing, probably he won't like to go there. What does he like?
A: He likes fishing.
B: Oh, you can still enjoy fishing at many beautiful lakes if you go to Colorado.
A: But I don't like fishing. And if it rains, we can't go fishing.
B: Then, how about Hawaii? Hawaii is really great. If you go to Hawaii, you can go to Waikiki Beach, you can take a romantic cruise for two, you can see beautiful sunset at the beach, you can see palm trees, beautiful flowers, and pretty girls wearing leis.
A: It's gorgeous. But we went there on our honeymoon just after we got married.
B: Well, this is your wedding anniversary. You can relive your romantic honeymoon if you go there again.
A: Oh, that sounds good. I just love hula dances, and we can go surfing. We'll go to Hawaii.
4. Comprehension Check-up
- What kind of trip will it be?
- If you go to London, what place can you go to?
- If you go to California, what famous places might you go to?
- If you go to Disneyland, what will you see?
- What can you enjoy if you go to Colorado?
- If you go to Hawaii, which place can you go to?
- What can you see, if you go to Hawaii?
- Which place did the woman decide to go to for her wedding anniversary?
5. Repeating the Model Sentences
- If you go to Europe, you'll have a wonderful time.
- If you go to London, you might see the Queen's guards.
- If you go to France, you can drink coffee at a sidewalk cafe.