Tiffany - author of the lesson   Tiffany | December 15, 2023
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Conditionals, First Conditional
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Money | ESL Lesson Plan on the First Conditional

Lesson Overview

What a bang for your buck! In this lesson, students are invited to explore the topic of money while learning and practicing the first conditional. The lesson, suitable for adults and teenagers, is packed with engaging discussion activities and worksheets. It starts with practicing new vocabulary related to money and progresses to discussing thought-provoking questions like whether money is the key to happiness or the easiest ways to waste money. The lesson thoroughly reviews the first conditional, providing clear examples and activities for students to apply this grammar structure in various real-life scenarios.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn and review the first conditional for discussing future actions dependent on a specific condition. They will practice forming sentences using "if + present simple, will + base form" to talk about potential financial decisions and consequences.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions about money, including personal habits related to spending, saving, investing, and responding to hypothetical financial scenarios. They will use the first conditional to speculate on actions they would take in various money-related situations.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson introduces vocabulary related to financial activities and decisions, such as "loan," "salary," "pension," "bonus," "allowance," "invest," "save," and "spend." Additional vocabulary includes phrases and expressions to discuss financial planning and outcomes, like "for a rainy day," "suitcase full of money," "extra things at work," and "offer from a bank."

  • Homework: Homework tasks are designed to reinforce the lesson's focus on the first conditional and vocabulary related to money. Students will classify phrases based on whether they describe a generous or stingy person, choose correct words related to financial activities, complete sentences with missing verbs, fill in blanks with the correct form of verbs in first conditional sentences, and finish sentences based on personal financial decisions and hypothetical situations using their own ideas.

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