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A funny way to teach 2nd conditional

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A funny way to teach 2nd conditional

     ndA funny way to teach 2 conditional

    by Nataša Jovanović - els plus language studio Belgrade, Serbia

     ndMAIN AIM to enable students to use 2 conditional accurately

     ndPROCEDURE Pre- teach 2 conditional and then distribute the worksheets with the photos of historical figures your students are familiar with. Ellicit sentences of what these figures might be famous for. Then divide your students into two groups so that one group comes up with the names of celebrities or historical personages and the other will ndhave to think of the funny endings using 2 conditional. Then the two groups switch the

    tasks.

ANTICIPATED LANGUAGE PROBLEMS past participle of irregular verbs

TEACHING AIDS photos,print outs, OHP, IWB

TARGET AGE 16+

    Here are some sentences I wrote, which might give you an idea or two on how to deal with this.

    You might like to award prizes for those who think of the funniest endings provided these are grammatically correct.

SAMPLE SENTENCES

    If Julius Caesar lived in the 21st century, he would be sued for genocide and manslaughter

    If Cleopatra lived in the 21st century, she would be a hairdresser

If Coleridge lived in the 21st century, he would live in Amsterdam

     stIf Charles II lived in the 21 century he would be headhunted for SEX and THE CITY

    If Henry VIII lived in the 21st century, the feminists would take legal action against him.

    If Shakespeare lived in the 21st century, he would learn BASIC, FORTRAN, and PASCAL

    If Gandhi lived in the 21st century, he would take yoga classes and cool down a bit

    If Vuk Karadzic, a great Serbian language reformer, lived in the 21 st century, he would have a leg transplanted in Huston, USA

If Darwin lived in the 21st century, he would have himself cloned.

    If Queen Elisabeth I lived in the 21st century, she would consider a sugar-free diet

    If Uncle Scrooge lived in the 21st century, he would not give a fig about a credit crunch

     stIf Sisyphus lived in the 21 century, he would be knackard all the time/ he would be a workaholic

     stIf Prometeus lived in the 21 century, he would set up a chain of restaurants

     stIf Robert Burns lived in the 21 century, he would join an AA support group.

    stIf Icarus lived in the 21 century, he would land a job as an air traffic controller.

    Nataša Jovanović has had a substantial 15 year - long experience in ELT working with a private language studio for ten years now, her ESOL experience and a range of ESOL courses extended over the years to advanced levels of proficiency and to teaching CAMBRIDGE ESOL exams and IELTS, TOEFL and ESP English. Apart from teaching, her translation of the book by dr Helen Fisher an American author and research professor at Rutgers University was published in 2005. The book embraces the issues of gender studies and the role of women in today’s world, business, science and family life.

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