At Home

Tiffany - author of the lesson   Tiffany I February 13, 2024
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Conditionals, Second Conditional
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
At Home | ESL Lesson Plan

Lesson Overview

Home is where the heart is! In this lesson, students will discuss things relating to a home. This lesson features audio of people talking about changes at home. Students will learn and practice the second conditional and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn and review the second conditional to discuss hypothetical situations relating to the home. They will practice forming sentences using the structure "if + past simple, would + base verb" to talk about potential changes and wishes for their living spaces.

  • Listening: They will improve their listening skills by hearing audio of people talking about possible alterations to their homes. This includes understanding descriptions of hypothetical changes to different rooms and the use of the second conditional to express these ideas.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions about their homes and the changes they would make if they had the opportunity. They will use the second conditional to describe hypothetical improvements, rearrangements, and renovations they envision for their living spaces.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson introduces vocabulary related to home modifications, furnishings, and decorations, such as "divide," "space," "fridge," "cupboard," "window," "bookcase," "sofa," "kitchen," "bedroom," "living room," and phrases to express hypothetical changes, like "if we built a wall" or "if we moved the fridge."

  • Homework: Homework tasks are designed to reinforce the lesson's focus on the second conditional and vocabulary related to home and living spaces. Students will complete sentences based on pictures of home furnishings, decide if sentences are right or wrong about home objects, match sentence halves to form complete second conditional statements, finish sentences using the second conditional based on personal preferences, and correct mistakes in sentences using the second conditional.


Listen to the audio to learn how to work with the space you have. Some people have a lot of room in their homes, and others need to rearrange their furniture or add a new wall. These families might need to schedule a home makeover!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

study [noun]: a room in a house that is used for work or studying
project [noun]: a carefully planned piece of work used to make or build something
redecorate [verb]: to make something look better by adding extra items or pictures to it; to change or freshen in appearance
spacious [adjective]: having a lot of space, roomy
stove [noun]: a piece of kitchen equipment used for cooking food, can be gas or electric
air-conditioning [noun]: a system for cooling rooms, buildings, or vehicles
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