What would happen if you quit texting for a week? (Second Conditional)

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Grammar - Second Conditional

second conditional

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LESSON OVERVIEW

This lesson about texting includes a variety of tasks for students to discover and practise Second Conditional. They also learn some vocabulary related to mobile phone communication and discuss the role of texting in their lives.

B1 / Intermediate60 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

VOCABULARY & VIDEO

In the lead-in students look at six phrases related to communication and decide whether they refer to making a phone call or texting. They also discuss their preferences in terms of phone communication. Then,  they move on to the next task and analyse six questions with six underlined verbs and a box with their synonyms. They have to match the synonyms (e.g. stop – quit, ask for – request) and then discuss the questions using the verbs from the box. These vocabulary exercises prepare students for a video about a woman who quit texting for a week. They try to predict if the experiment was successful and how the girl felt. Then, they listen for gist to check if their ideas were correct. Next, they are given five answers and watch the video again to come up with the corresponding questions.

SECOND CONDITIONAL THEORY & PRACTICE

The second part of the lesson starts with a short questionnaire in which students decide which option (a or b) is true for them. It shows them the Second Conditional structure and helps with the following task in which they complete the Second Conditional rules by choosing the correct words in bold. Afterwards, they get a chance to practise the form of Second Conditional further by completing six gapped sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets. Then, they analyse the form and meaning of six affirmative sentences and try to create possible Second Conditional questions that would match them. The lesson finishes with a game in which students in turn pick cards, complete and ask each other questions engaging in a discussion about some imaginary situations. This extra activity is available only in the Teacher’s Version.

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  1. Rubi

    Interesting video

    1. vikiii sh

      Wow, the topic is captivating!

  2. Lula Cerbino

    Amazing job!

    1. Justa

      Thank you 🙂

  3. Kika Bouz

    i don’t have mony but im really interested in this activity
    what can i do ?

    1. Justa

      Hi there! Check out our library of free lesson plans.

  4. Denise Brookbank

    I am a subscriber, but can’t open lesson plans?????

    1. Justa

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  5. Tha

    Very good, very practical, nowadays people require practicity, experiments like this one are a great call.

    1. Justa

      Happy to hear that you find the worksheet useful 🙂

  6. Natalia Fedorova

    Great lesson, but I can’t see connection between 2 Conditional and this video. There are supposed to be exercises (to practise 2 conditional) from the video, but not random sentences

    1. Justa

      Hi! The video is supposed to be a starting point for students to imagine a situation when they have to quit texting for a week. Then, the guided discovery is based on the 2nd conditional sentences referring to the experiment presented in the video. The remaining practice is based on different situations to avoid talking about the same topic throughout the worksheet.

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