Language Resident Name: Joaquin Garcia
Day and Date: 02/06/2017
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate/Advance
Class theme/topics discussed: Conditional sentences, description.
Goal of the class: Students overview conditional sentences and practice them.
How did you structure the class?
Heads-up: upcoming cultural activities
Warm-up: I quickly remind students how to conjugate conditional verbs and I write a couple of sentences as example.
Activity 1: After a couple of comments about what they are about to see, I play a clip muted on youtube of a famous songwriter from Spain. Students are in pairs, one facing the screen, the other one facing backwards. The student who can see the screen must describe what is happening while the video is playing. Then everyone watches the clip with music and test how much they were able to describe/understand. After, pairs switch places and I play a second clip.
Activity 2: I play again the last song. I handle out the lyrics with blanks on it, students must listen and fill the blanks. After, we discuss the lyrics and I make them realize that most of the sentences are written using a conditional structure.
Activity 3: In groups of 3, students must answer to some questions I write on the board that start by “What would you do if…?”
-You won the lottery
-You had a time-travel machine
-There was an earthquake
-You could have the job of your dreams
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
It was a bit challenging for some of the students but very fruitful for others, hopefully all your students will have gone through conditional sentences at least once. The description activity is also intense, but despite the difficulty, you definitely can tell that they had a lot of fun.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
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