TOPIC – Expressing Wishes and Supposition
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:
- Express wishes with structures correctly.
- Explain the meaning of each utterance, e.g. ‘I wish we were in Ibadan’ (use correctly the expression such as, ‘I wish we were in Ibadan’.
- Make sentences with new construction.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
- Course book
- Substitution tables
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
- Scheme of Work
- 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
- Course Book
- All Relevant Material
- Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
- What is wished is expressed in the subordinate/clause and the verb is the past, e.g. ‘I wish I were in Ibadan. I wish I had money’.
- What is supposed is expressed using ‘were’ in the present, with ‘if clause, e.g. ‘if I were rich, I would give every beggar on the street some money’.
If all the trees were one tree,
What a big tree that would be.
If all the axes were one axe,
What a big axe that would be.
If all the seas were one sea,
What a big sea that would be.
If all the men were one man,
What a big man he would be.
And if I, the big man,
Took the big axe,
And cut down the big tree,
And let it fall into the big sea.
What a big splash would be.
- To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
- To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
- Use the following poem to illustrate the lesson;
- Pupil’s Activities – Engage in short dialogues or conversations to bring out the meaning of each expression – (A) I wish I were a bird. (B) what would you do? (B) I would fly to many towns without paying any bus fares.
- Let them discuss the poem;
- Pupil’s Activities – Participate active in poem dissertation.
- Then, uses the structure of the poem to teach the concept of how to express wishes and supposition;
- Pupil’s Activities – Make sentences using – ‘if I were… I would… e.g. If I were a magician, I would detect robbers and hand them over to police.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Pupils to express wishes and supposition.