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Expressing probability lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn how to speculate about the future with the help of some clarification and exercises. It starts with a lead-in to help Ss to understand what they will learn through the lesson. Then there is going to be a test to check their prior knowledge about the target language. After the first test, there is going to a teach section to clarify the meaning,form and pronunciation of the target language. Then there is going to be a second test to check what they've learned about the target language after the teaching section. Finally, there is going to be a freer activity to let Ss produce chunks of target language.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of expressing probability in the context of speculating

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of spe


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

T shows a photo of a dying earth on PPP. Ask Ss ' what is happening in the picture? What might happen next?'. Talk with your partners to answer these questions. Make them pairs. Monitor.

Test #1 (6-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Show Ss HO 1. Tell Ss they are going to rewrite the underlined parts of the sentences using the modal verbs in brackets(point them). Tell them to fold the paper by a demonstration. Distribute HO 1. Monitor. Make Ss partners to peer-check. Monitor. Whole-class feedback.

Teach (15-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Show the second and third slides on PPP. Use CCQs and eliciting to clarify meaning. To help them use the target language accurately work on the difference of 'likely' and 'probably, definitely, probably'. Write them on the board and ask Ss what comes before and after 'likely' and 'probably'. Use different examples to clarify form. To clarify pronunciation repeat the highlighted parts first and then the sentence.

Test #2 (10-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Tell Ss they are going to use the phrases above the paragraph(point them) to fill the gaps in the paragraph. Ask Ss to unfold the paper. Monitor. Make them pairs and peer-check. Monitor. Whole-class feedback.

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

Show Ss the HO 2. Ask them to make sentences and talk with their partners about how likely they are to do these things in the next 3-5 years by using the expressions in the box(point them). Peer-check. Monitor. If there is enough time show the last slide and ask Ss to stand up. Ask Ss to talk with each other about the future by using the expressions on the slide. Monitor.

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