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Grammar practice of will/won't for promises, offers, decisions.
Pre-Intermediate level


Abc New English File, Pre-Intermediate coursebook by Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of will/won't for promises, offers, decisions in the context of a text about promises which people often break and cartoons about common situations in life.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a game in the context of cartoons about common situations when people offer, promise or make an instant decision.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As the students were drawing the things they like in the previous lesson to introduce themselves, I am going to draw some pictures/write names on the board and ask them to guess what I like, in order to introduce myself. One of the names will be Whitney Houston, I will ask them if they know her most famous song ("I will always love you"). I will ask them when people say such words, if it is a promise and if it is hard to keep promises we make.

Presentation (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target grammar topic

1.Ask students to read a text about promises that people often break and match it with six promises that I will give on the cards. I will preteach a word plumber by asking to look at the picture and guess what this person does.They should read individually and match in pairs. 2. Feedback (check answers)

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1. Give the instructions to look at the cartoons and answer the question in pairs: 'What do you think the people are saying?' 2. Hand out the cartoons and ask students to discuss what the people are saying. 3. Feedback, students give their ideas. 4. Give instructions to complete sentences with a verb from the box and match them with tha cartoons. Students do this in pairs. 5. Teacher asks in which 2 situations (sentences) the people are making a promise, 2- decisions, 2 - are offering. 6. Clarify the meaning using CCQs and drill if necessary.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

1. Give instructions to complete the sentences with will/won't (or shall) + a verb. 2. Give the handouts, students work individually then check in pairs. 3. Teacher checks answers.

Freer Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Teacher puts students into groups of 3 or four. S1 throws a coin, if it's a head he moves 1 square, if it's a tail - 2 squares on the board. When S1 lands on a square he/she has to make a sentence with will/won't or Shall I? to fill the speech bubble, other students decide if the sentence is correct. If it is, S1 stays on that square, if it is wrong then S1 returns to the start. S2 throws the coin. If a student lands on the square with someone's answer he/she makes a different sentence. The winner is the first student to reach the FINNISH with a correct sentence.

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