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Lesson Plan

Name: Racanel Armand Gabriel School: coala cu clasele I-VIII Fauresti Class: the 8th Date: the 25th of May Textbook : Snapshot Intermediate Unit 17 : Dont panic! Lesson: The third conditional Type of lesson : fixation and consolidation knowledge Lesson aims: to raise SS attention upon the topic; to practice vocabulary related to the topic; to practice first type conditional; to practice their speaking/writing skills; to solve exercise from the worksheet.

Time: 50 min Teaching techniques: dialogue, explanation, individual work, pair work, team work, exercise. Materials: textbook, worksheets, dictionaries, chalk, overhead projector , Bibliography: Abbs, Brian, Freebairn,Ingrid : Snapshot Intermediate- Teachers book, Longman,2001

PROCEDURE 1. Tell the students about why you decided to become a teacher, and about another possibility you had at that time. For example: I decided to become an English teacher when I was 25, because I wanted to be able to travel around the world and work at the same time. If I hadnt become an English teacher, I would have moved to London. 2. Tell the students that this was a third conditional sentence and ask them how it is formed by putting prompts on the board: If / I / not / become / teacher / move / London After they have given you some ideas, write the full sentence: If I had not become a teacher, I would have moved to London. Elicit the form: If + had + past participle + , would + have + past participle 3. Ask the students some concept questions to check understanding: A. Did I become a teacher? (Yes) B. Did I move to London? (No) C. Is this situation real or are we imagining? (Imagining) D. Are we talking about the past, present or future? (The past) 4. For the next stage you need to cut up the sentences on worksheet 1. Put the words of each of the sentences into their own envelope and write the number of the sentence on the envelope. If you have a class of 12, youll need 2 sets of sentences to keep the activity flowing. Divide the students into pairs and give each pair a cut up sentence (worksheet 1) which they must re-organise into a third conditional sentence. When they think the sentence is correct, they should call you over to check it. If it is not correct, they must continue trying. If it is correct, ask them to write it down in their notebooks, along with the number of the sentence. After that, give them the next sentence to re-organise. The sentences can be given to the students in any order. The activity can be set up as a race: write the names of each pair on the board and every time they complete a sentence, you can write the sentence number on the board next to their names. The aim is to complete all 5 sentences first, and so the board will allow students to keep track of how many the other pairs have completed. 5. When all the pairs have finished re-organising the sentences, you can do some feedback and write them up on the board.

1. If I had moved to London, I would have got an office job. 2. If I had got an office job, I would have become really bored. 3. If I become bored, I wouldnt have been very happy. 4. If I hadnt been very happy, I would have moved to Australia. 5. If I had moved to Australia, I would have become a surfing instructor. Ask the students concept questions (like in stage 3) about each sentence, to check comprehension. 6. On the board, write four beginnings of 3rd conditional sentences and ask students in pairs to discuss how they would finish the sentences. 1. If I hadnt come here today, I would have> 2. If Id found 100 before school today, I would have> 3. If Id won the lottery recently, I would have> 4. If Id met an alien this morning, I would have> Elicit endings from various students and write the best one for each sentence up on the board. Read out the sentences and ask students to repeat. Point out the weak forms of had and would have in the pronunciation. Ask students to read the sentences again and to try to remember them. Wipe off the beginnings, leaving only the endings visible on the board, and ask the students to tell their partner what the beginning of each sentence was. Monitor their pronunciation. Ask the students what the beginnings were and then write them up again on the board. Next wipe the endings off the board and ask students to tell each other what the endings were. Elicit the answers from various students.

7. Give students a copy of the chart (worksheet 2). Either read out the tapescript (worksheet 3) or use your own recording of interviews of your colleagues, using the questions in the chart, and ask the students to fill in the chart with the information they hear. Read the tapescript/play the interviews twice. Ask students to compare their answers in pairs and then check them as a class. 8. Write on the board: Have you ever had to make a really big decision? Can you imagine what would have happened if you hadnt made that decision? Ask students to discuss the questions in pairs and monitor carefully to see if they are using the correct forms.

Worksheet 1

Cut up each sentence and put the words into an envelope. Write the number of the sentence on the envelope

1 To Got 2 An Have 3 bored, very 4 happy, Australia. 5 To Australia,

If London, an If office become If I happy. If I I

I I office I job, really I wouldnt

had would job. had I bored. had have

moved have

got would

become been

hadnt have Moved

been Very to


If I

had would

moved have




Worksheet 2




What decision did s/he make?

Why was it a good decision?

What would s/he have done if s/he hadnt made the decision?

Worksheet 3 tapescripts


I think my biggest decision was to move back to the UK from Saudi Arabia. I worked there for 6 years and saved a lot of money. My school offered me work for two more years, but I decided to return to England.

I think it was a really good decision. I enjoyed working in Saudi Arabia very much and had a really great time. I made loads of friends and loved the climate. But I also missed home, and I think six years was a long time to be away.

If I hadnt moved back to the UK, I think I probably would have stayed in Saudi for a few more years, but then I wouldnt have got this great job. I also wouldnt have met my lovely wife, we wouldnt have got married and we wouldnt have had our beautiful baby!


I had to make a huge decision when I was only 18. I didnt really know what I wanted to do with my life, so I applied to do lots of different courses. I was accepted to start a course to become a chef, and was also offered a place at university to study geography.

I really didnt know what to do and couldnt choose between the two courses. My mum gave me some good advice and said: Why dont you just get a job for a year and think about what you really want to do. You can decide which one to study next year.

So anyway, I got a job as a florist for a year and really thought about what to do. Finally I decided that I was more interested in going to university. But I didnt choose geography, I chose French!

Im really glad I decided to think about things for a year because I realised that I really wasnt that interested in cooking or geography! Studying French made me interested in languages generally and thats why I became an English teacher.

If I hadnt had a year off, Id probably have become a chef and I think Id have been happy, but Im happy now anyway!


I made a really big decision on my 30th birthday. I decided to try to lose weight.

Ive always really enjoyed eating and didnt use to like healthy food. Anyway, I saw a photo of myself on holiday and hardly recognised myself, I was so overweight. Well, I joined a slimming club and managed to lose a lot of weight.

It was the best decision of my life and I feel like a different person now. I still cant believe I used to eat so much junk food.

If I hadnt joined the club, I think Id have continued eating unhealthily and putting on weight. I think eventually I would have got ill if I hadnt made the decision.

Worksheet 4 answers to listening




To leave Saudi Arabia and What decision did s/he make? Yes, because he missed his Was it a good decision? Why? return to the UK.

To work for a year before choosing a course to study.

To lose weight.

Yes. Because she realised she

Yes. It was the best decision of her life. She feels like different person now.

friends and family and felt that wasnt interested in cooking he had spent enough time away from. He wouldnt have got the job, She would have become a or geography.

She would have continued to eat unhealthily and to put on weight. She thinks she would have become ill.

What would s/he have done met his wife or had his baby. if s/he hadnt made the decision?


Worksheet 5

1. If I had moved to London, I would have got a boring office job.

2. If I had got an office job, I wouldnt have been very happy.

3. If I had worked in London I wouldnt have been very happy.

4. If I hadnt been very happy, I would have moved to Australia.

5. If I had moved to Australia, I would have become a surfing instructor.

Worksheet 6

1. If I hadnt come here today, I would have.

2. If Id found 100 before school today, I would have.

3. If Id won the lottery recently, I would have.

4. If Id met an alien this morning, I would have