Conditionals and Reported Speech - The Second Conditional

 

The second conditional is used when speaking about dreams, fantasies and hypothetical situations. This video is specifically aimed at teaching the second conditional in an ESL setting.


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In Unit 7, I learned how to create a lesson when introducing new vocabulary words, and new grammatical structures. For example regarding food, if I had a lesson on food, I would begin one day with new vocabulary. I would show images of different kind of fruits, which one is your favorite fruit, I would ask. Then, I would pull out a piece of lemon and suck on it, make a funny face, puckering my lips. Wow, lemons are sour! I will then ask the students to describe fruits or vegetables in their country that taste sour. Then I will show students a picture of ripe bananas. Are these bananas ripe? I will ask what do you think the banana taste like when it it looks ripe? I will ask students to talk about which fruit in their country taste delicious and sweet when it is ripe? During the study stage, I will have students read a worksheet with the new vocabulary. We will go over the words and then have each student individually work on a word match game. The activate stage the students will separate into pairs, students will role play, one will be the owner of a fruit stand who is trying to sell everything before the day ends. The student must try and sell to the others. The fruit stand can have exotic fruit salads, with spicy hot sauce or sour lemon squeezed on top of pieces of ripe mango. This lesson helped me create a coherent lesson plan. I enjoyed this lesson, and everything I learned in it. The next lesson I will introduce new grammar for cooking. We will learn how to use the imperative tense, commands. I learned you have to be consistent with what you are teaching, you cannot bring in so many concepts at once and the instructions must be clear. This is constantly emphasized through out the course. I see how I can apply ESA in a realistic classroom situation. I liked the Patchwork option for my intermediate students, who may need more than a straight arrow approach. It gives the students more talk and activity time. They can discover how to use the new grammar by sharing their recipes with their classmates. This was a useful unit because it reinforces what was taught in Unit 3.

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