~ How to Make a Lesson ~ 


1) In the first section, fill in the blanks, then practice your role plays on your own.


2) Then, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, perform the role plays you have created.


3) After that, perform your role play in class with a partner/several partners.


4) Finally, challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues.


5) In the second section, briefly discuss the form as a class. Avoid over-analysis.


6) Select two questions from the list. Practice with a partner, then in front of the class.


7) You may wish to discuss the form (section two) before the role play (section one).

The Language Works ~ Basic English ~ Lesson 12

Section One ~ Basic-Talk 112 ~ Appointments ~ Role Play Practice ~


A) When was your last appointment with a dentist?


B) Let me see I think it was______________________________ .

(about a month ago/several years ago/the Friday before last/fall 2019)


A) How often do you go to the dentist?


B) ________________________________________________ .

(About once/twice/three times a year ~ Every few years ~ I never go there.)


A) Do you have regular appointments with a doctor?


B) ____________________________________________________ .

(Sorry. Thats a private matter/Yes. I have check-ups every two years.)


A) Do you often meet up with friends?


B) _______________________________________________________ .

(Yes. I like socializing. We…/Sometimes. I like having my own time as well.)


A) What would you do if you were late for an appointment with a friend?


B) Well, I would____________________________________________ .

(call them immediately/leave them a text message/just hurry and get there ASAP)


A) What would you do if your friend didnt show up, didnt meet you on time?


B) Well, I would____________________________________________ .

(call them immediately/leave them a text message/just leave ASAP)


A) If that happened, would you plan to meet that friend again?


B) Hmm__________________________________________________.


Section Two ~ Form-Talk 112 ~ If Clauses Two ~ Dialogue Practice ~


Form Two: If + simple past + would + present verb


Example questions:


Q1: If you had lots of time, what would you learn? Where? How? 

Q2: If you traveled to Europe, what would you do? Where would you stay?

Q3: If you threw a party, what would you serve? Who would you invite? 

Q4: If you didnt have a friend, where would you meet one? How? 

Q5: If you met an old friend, what would you do together? Where?

Q6: If you had lots of money, where would you live? Alone?

Q7: If you moved to_____, would you be happy? (e.g., Canada) Tell.

Q8: If you stayed home all day, what would you do? Not bored? 

Q9: If you didnt study English today, where would you go? Why? 

Q10: If you met someone you didnt like, what would you do? Explain


Make some of your own questions using this form.


Notes: Using doubt or uncertainty


I dont know, maybe I/they/we would ________________ . 






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