Maryam Hameed Maryam Hameed

Future Plans: Going to
Elementary level


Abc Answer key
Abc Computer
Abc New Headway Elementary Student's Book, p. 73
Abc Projector
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will have practiced using "going to" in the context of future plans.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice controlled and semi-controlled speaking.


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

I will show pictures on PPT of my future plans of travelling after this course. I will elicit from students what my plans are and use "going to" to describe them. Use body language to elicit - make sure not to echo. After that I will ask students what did I use to describe my plans - what specific words - "going to" CCQs - check meaning: 1. Is it happening in the past present or future? (use body language) 2. Was this planned or I just thought of it right now? 3. When did I plan it - did I buy my ticket already? (use body language)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

SS will look at pictures of Jack and Danny - they will be shown on PPT. I will explain that Jack is an 11 year old boy who likes to play soccer and is on the school team and Danny is his 58 year old sports teacher. They will be given a handout to read - they will decide in pairs which future plans are Jack's and which ones are Danny's and they will write their initial (J or D) next to the box with the future plan. Check meaning : retire I will demonstrate the first one for them and also explain that some of them can be used for both of them. After they are done I will play the audio so they can check their answers. I will again ask them to check in pairs and will display the answer key on the board.

Explaining Form (10-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify the form

I will show the form of going to on IWB and do choral drilling with the class for each example. I will instruct SS not to write anything as they will do this later. ICQ: Are you writing? Subject + verb to be + going to + base form I will give examples: He is going to buy a car tomorrow. They are going to play soccer this weekend. Negatives: She is not going to play with us We are not going to travel today. Questions: Are you going to sleep early today? Am I going to be late for school? Listen to Audio 12.2 1. SS will listen for proper intonation. ICQ - are you writing? - When it is a yes or no question the music goes up at the end. - For other questions the music will go down. I will drill the intonation with SS

Productive Task(s) (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

I will show the hand out sheet to SS. I will instruct them to fold the sheet in half when they get it so they only focus on the top part. I will demonstrate by showing them how I fold it. Then I will pass it out. I will tell SS to look at the first question - they have to form questions and fill in the blanks with the subject and verb to be. I will demo the first one and keep the form and examples on the board for everyone to see. They will work in pairs They will match the questions to the answers when they are done and practice asking each other in pairs. Clear ICQ here. Demonstrate by showing on the board They will listen to see if they were correct. Answer Key will be displayed on PPT. 2. Questions About You - SS will turn over their paper to see the other side of the sheet and ask their partner questions - then switch. I will demonstrate the first one by doing it with a student. If needed I will do one more. Once when they understand exactly what to do I will let them practice on their own.

Feedback and Error Correction (1-3 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

If there is time and I notice serious errors when students are speaking I will make note of the errors and when the SS are done I will write the errors and corrections on the board and explain.

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