How To Teach Conditionals - True In The Present And Future - ESL Lesson Plan Make a Copy

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Conditionals ESL lesson lesson plan 3 grade 4 grade 5 grade English English


When to use this lesson

As you know, teaching conditionals can be a bit tricky. What that means is that it is even more difficult to learn but especially important! So, this lesson is not recommended for beginner ELs and rather intermediate students. Students should be familiar with the basic past, present, and future tenses. You should note this lesson includes a lot of content and concepts, so it is not necessary to complete it in one go. Rather, gauge how much you can get through based on a student's proficiency and retention. Keep scrolling to read more on how to teach conditionals and to find a free lesson plan download.

What students will learn

In this lesson, students will learn how to use the first conditional. As well they will be introduced to the concept of how the speaker feels about a statement and whether that statement is true or not. In addition, students will learn the if-clause and result cause, and the idea of action and result. This lesson does not cover the difference between particular and habitual activities. Nor does it cover the result clauses with modals. Nevertheless, the student will learn how to talk about the present and the future. By the end of the lesson, students will be making 1st conditional sentences and predictions. 

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