Contrasting future forms TP2 Merlin Mladenova
To provide clarification, review and practice of different future forms and their use.
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about meetings in the context of friends and festivities
Procedure (35-51 minutes)
I will write "2099" on the WB. I'll ask students to imagine what the world will be like then. I will start with my personal predictions. (We will all live on Mars...) then will get them to make predictions themselves in pairs. Then I will get feedback from each pair.
Show the photo to the students pointing out that one of the women is crying. Tell the students the women are flatmates, Sandy and Zoe and to listen the recording to find out why Sandy is unhappy.
Make students look at the numbered parts of the conversation in Exercise 1. Explain that each is a different way of talking about the future. Get the students to identify and then explain the use of each case.
Students are given handouts with a dialogue between James and Sandy. There are the three different future forms and students must choose which one is the most appropriate in each case (is it a spontaneous decision, an intention or an arrangement.) Then the recording will be played so that students can check their answers. A pair of students will be chosen to perform the completed task for the whole class.
Ask the students to read the conversation and put the verbs in the most appropriate future form. Give them a few minutes. Play the recording for the students to check their answers. Then ask a pair to perform the completed conversation for the class.
Tell the students they are going to listen to another conversation. Ask the students if there is any future in the relationship between Sandy and David. Then play the recording and ask them what has happened and what their answer is now.
Do exercises 1, 3 and 4. This will give students the chance to practice the learnt forms.
This activity is useful for reviewing the three future forms: present continuous, going to and will. Procedure Put three chairs spaced out at the front of the class. Present Continuous Going to Will Label each chair with either the present continuous, going to or will. Tell the students that each chair represents one of the grammatical forms. Examples: I'm meeting my friend tonight. We’re going to the cinema. Then we’ll probably have something to eat or drink. Invite students to come and sit in a chair and say a sentence. The students come up one by one, sit in a chair, and make an appropriate sentence. Ask concept questions to the student to make sure they are sitting in the correct chair. Example: Student: I’m playing computer games tonight. Teacher: Have you fixed a certain time to play? Are you sure you won’t change your mind? If their answers show they’re sitting in the wrong place, move them to the right chair and have them make a more suitable sentence, e.g. I’ll probably play computer games tonight. Make sure the students choose different chairs by introducing the rule that no chair can be used consecutively.