Cause and Effect
Target Structure: Zero Conditional
Lesson Topic: Cause and Effect
Duration 1 hour – 1.5 hours
What happens if you heat an ice cube? What do you do when you feel stressed or angry? In this engaging English lesson, your students will learn how to show cause and effect using the zero conditional. They will start looking at how we can use the zero conditional for scientific facts, then talk about how they react to different emotions.
Zero Conditional for facts
- If you heat ice, it melts.
- If you mix red and blue, you get purple.
Zero Conditional for situations
- If I feel angry, I listen to music.
- When I am hungry, I eat.
Zero Conditional Questions
- What do you do when you feel hungry?
- What do you do if you feel happy?
- to heat
- to grow
- to melt
- to float
Vocabulary from text
- to distract
- to disappear
- to calm down
- Cause and Effect (warm up and grammar introduction)
- Creating a Hypothesis (grammar practice)
- Matching (vocabulary)
- Dealing with Stress (reading)
- How do they deal? (reading comprehension)
- What do you do when…? (grammar practice)
- Interview (speaking)