Survival skills we need to know

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Grammar - conditional phrases

conditional phrases

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson, students talk about survival skills, learn useful vocabulary, and practise conditional phrases (e.g. supposing, provided that, should you ever, etc.). Students also watch a video and have a discussion

C1 / Advanced60 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

WARM-UP & VOCABULARY

The lesson starts with a warm-up. Students watch a video on how to do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and discuss it together with other aspects of first aid. Then, they look at other survival skills and say how well they can do them. Teachers can also ask students some follow-up questions. After that, students move on to a vocabulary activity. First, they match the sentence halves to create tips. They also discuss the tips and match them to the skills they covered previously. Then, students complete the texts with words from the tips (e.g. forage, wilderness, bushcraft, adversity, etc.) and agree or disagree with opinions in the texts. 

PRACTISING CONDITIONAL PHRASES

In this part of the lesson, students learn and practise conditional phrases. First, students look at the questions and answer them yes or no. They also give details. Then, teachers ask students to find conditional phrases in the questions and complete the rules. To practise the phrases, students rewrite questions in more than one way. Students also work in pairs, choose a category (e.g. basic home repairs, navigation and orienteering, self-defense, etc.) and ask each other scenario-based questions using conditional phrases. At the end of the lesson, students discuss the questions and talk about survival skills and their experiences. 

HOMEWORK/REVISION

This ESL lesson also includes an additional task that teachers can use as homework or revision. In the task, students practise the vocabulary from the lesson as well as conditional phrases. The task is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.

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  1. summityourenglish

    Exercise 5: Supposing + infinitive expresses suggestion // Supposing + past simple expresses possibility.

    1. Olia

      Hi! I’m not sure I understand 100% what you mean but if you’re referring to the first sentence (Supposing I encounter a bear in the wilderness…) we believe that both formulations (past and present) are acceptable. If you think otherwise and if there are some resources with such rules you can share, we’d greatly appreciate it 🙂

  2. Andrew Gill

    Really good content without any political or moral grandstanding. 10/10.

    1. Olia

      It’s great you liked it.

  3. NancyPhan

    Hi,
    These skills are really important for students. Can you make one lesson focusing on visual notes to help students foster their attention? Thanks

    1. Olia

      Hello! Thanks for your feedback. We’ll keep this topic in mind but if you have some useful resources (e.g. a video) for a lesson like that, feel free to share them with us 🙂

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