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  • eri
    22 May, 2006 at 10:33
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    I am to teach If cluse type 1 to beginners who are 13 years old and Modals to 16 years old intermediates It is very important for me because I will have a job if they like me.I need help! Do you have interesting ideas how to present the of If clause type 1 and modals as well?
    Thank you in advance:)

    2 June, 2006 at 10:18
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    For conditional type 1 practice, try a chain story with teenagers. Give them a sentence to start, e.g. \"If I go shopping this weekend, I will buy a DVD\".

    The first student then makes a new sentence using the second half of yours:

    \"If I buy a DVD, I will buy Mission Impossible 3\".

    The next student takes it up from there:

    \"If I buy Mission Impossible 3, I will watch it at the weekend\".

    And so on:

    \"If I watch it at the weekend, I won’t go to the beach\"

    \"If I don’t go to the beach, I won’t see my friends\"

    etc etc.

    With imaginative teenagers, this usually works well. Keep going for a fixed amount of time, or until you’ve been round the class 5 times, for example.

    Good luck.

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