The 2nd Conditional Lesson Plan

This is a grammar lesson which focuses on teaching the 2nd conditional to intermediate level students. What ties the lesson together is this grammatical structure. There are different themes and it practices listening, speaking and writing.


Youtube video of Jennifer Lopez’s song.

Picture of a cave.

Pictures of random items that can ( or cannot) be used when stranded in a cave.

You may also want to download a very detailed lesson plan (adaption of one of my Delta lesson plans), the handouts, the PPT.

So, let’s have a look at today’s lesson plan.

Very brief lesson plan:

Level: intermediate/upper intermediate

Length of lesson: 45-50 minutes

Task 1: Teacher plays 40 seconds of Jennifer Lopez song  “If you had my love'”and asks students to fill in the missing gaps (time 4 minutes).

Task 2: Teacher shows students the lyrics of the song (2 minutes).

Task 3: Teacher gives students handout 2 and asks them to fill in the formation of the 2nd conditional based on the song (2 minutes).

Task 4: Students  say what they think the guy would say to JLo  and practice forming the affirmative and negative form of the 2nd conditional (5 -6 minutes).

Task 5: Teacher shows the formation of the 2nd conditional on PPT and elicits students’ understanding of the meaning of the 2nd conditional (3 minutes).

Task 6: Teacher gives handout 3 which is a matching exercise that practices the 2nd condtional (3 minutes). Teacher shows answers on PPT.

Task  7: Students do a consequence chain task (10 minutes). Instructions+ example available on PPT. Teacher collects consequence chains and offers feedback in a following class.

Task 8:  Simulation activity: Students imagine they are stranded in a cave. Students use the picture cards the teacher has given them and say how they would use these items to get out of the cave or to survive in the cave (13-15 minutes).


Find the PPT here

Find the tasks here

pdf task 3

Find lesson Plan here

Lesson Aims

Find word cards here


Let me know what you think of this 1st lesson plan, will you? Make suggestions for the next lesson plan if you wish.

Till next time………


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