Lesson/Unit Summary: The lesson aims to develop students’ competence in the use of conditionals and examines the topic on parent-child relationship. In the process, we hope students are able to gain a deeper understanding about parental love.

Corpus-based exercises are included to encourage student discovery and autonomous learning.

Level of Students: Junior Secondary

Lesson Duration: 80 mins (2 lessons)

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the form of Conditional Type 2 sentence;
  2. Use the Conditional Type 2 sentence to talk about imaginary situations;
  3. Distinguish Conditional Type 1 from Conditional Type 2;
  4. Show a deeper understanding of parental love.

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We would like to express our gratitude to Chen Jingwen, Cheng Man Chun, Yan Yu and Zhong Jiayi for developing the lesson materials.  

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To cite this resource:

Chen, J. W., Cheng, M. C., Yan, Y., Zhong, J. Y., & Lee, F. K. J. (2020). Type 2 conditionals. Retrieved from https://lml.eduhk.hk/grammar/?page_id=1553.

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