Ibtissam El Azrak Ibtissam El Azrak

Going to for future plans
Elementary level


In this lesson, Students will be introduced to the form of "going to" for future plans. Students will listen to a dialogue and try to find out what is the focus of the lesson of today.Then, they will have two controlled practices in which they should complete some sentences with the positive and the negative form of "be going to". Next, students will practice making sentences for future plans using some specific verbs. Afterwards, Ss will complete an exercise which involves rearranging words in the right order in order to form correct interrogative, positive and negative sentences with "be going to".Finally, Ss will be given the dialogue that they listened to at the beginning of the class.They should make their own dialogue based on the model that they have.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of" going to" in the context of future plans (Occasions)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice using a dialogue in the context of Future plans (Occasions)


Lead-in (4-4 minutes) • To set the context and to engage the students in the lesson

Ask the students what is special about next week. Then ask them to listen to a dialogue.

Clarification (5-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of TL

Ask the students to remember some of the sentences from the dialogue and write on the wb the ones that have "be going to" Ask them: 1. Do these sentences talk about present/Future/Past? 2. Do I plan to do this before or not? Give one example of affirmative,negative,wh questions+short answers. Draw the timeline and ask a student to mark where the actions will take. Write the form: be(am,are,is)+going to+base form Take an example from the dialogue: I'm going to buy some gifts. Drill it and substitute I with you, he, they. Then, buy with take and find,Then, gifts with cakes and books. Give a HO in which there are all the forms of be going to for Ss record.

Controlled practice (8-8 minutes) • To get students to practice using the TL

Give an exercise to students. They will be using "be going to" to write sentences for the pictures that they got using some specific phrases. Do the first sentences with the whole class. Students do the exercise. Time limit: 3min Get students to write their answers on the wb. Give students another exercise that involves looking at people's schedule for next Saturday and filling the gaps with the correct answers. Students do the exercise. Time limit: 4min Students write their answers on the wb.

Semi controlled activity (8-8 minutes) • To get students to practice speaking fluency using the TL

Tell the students that they are going to get a verb and when they hear their verb they should stand up and say a sentence using " be going to"+ their verb. Demonstrate the activity. Give the verbs to students. Give 2 minutes to Ss to think about their sentences. Start the activity. Make some corrections if any.

Rearranging sentences (8-8 minutes) • to get the students to practice the forms of the TL

Write words in the wb: To/with/week/going/family/next/is/her/she/be Next week she's going to be with her family. Ask the students: "what are you going to do?" Students try to rearrange the sentences. Divide the class into 3/4 groups depending on the attendance. Give them sentences to rearrange. Time limit: 6min Give an answer key to every group.

Freer practice (11-11 minutes) • to get students to freely practice speaking fluency using the TL

Divide the Ss to pairs. Give to the students the dialogue that they listened to at the beginning of the session. Tell them to write their own dialogue using the model that they have about next week holiday. Students write their dialogue. Time limit: 5min Monitor closely and check if Ss need any help+ check if there are any repeated mistakes.(write them on the wb) Get some students to present their dialogue.

Delayed error correction-if any- (if time allows) (1-1 minutes) • To clarify some mistakes for accuracy using "be going to"

Read the errors noted on the wb and ask students to correct them.

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