Tim Hobbs Tim Hobbs

Copy of TP#8_ Ismail Noaman
B2 level


In this lesson Ss will learn about the difference between the future continuous and the future perfect tenses. I will start the lesson by having the Ss generate ideas about their future. then I will elicit the difference between the two tenses and check the meaning, form and pronunciation. After that the ss will practice writing about goals for the future. the lesson will end with a speaking exercise about their future.


Abc gap-fill Handout
Abc Handout global upper intermediate

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the future perfect and future continuous in the context of future visions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of future plans.
  • To provide product writing practice of a report in the context of future


Warmer/ lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context, generate interest and engage the Sts

make two sections on the board and write "by 2030" and "between 2015 and 2030" ask Ss to talk in pairs about what the think will be accomplished in the first section and what will be going on in the second section. Ss work in pairs and discuss. Write their FBK on the board for later to be used.

Exposure and highlight (7-9 minutes) • To provide a context for the TL and draw Ss attention to the TL

Use the Ss ideas from the board to write a couple of sentences. one in the future perfect tense and one in the future continuous. Ask Ss two questions: Which sentence talks about an action in progress at a certain time in the future? (future continuous) and which sentence talks about an action completed by a certain time in the future? (future perfect).

Clarification of Language Focaus (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Draw a couple of time lines, one under each type of the sentences. elicit the shape of timeline of the sentences from Ss. Ask CCQs to check the meaning. Elicit the form of both tenses on the board using a sub-table. Model and drill pronunciation orally and individually.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Chest the handout and tell the Ss to read the sentences and fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs (future perfect or future continuous). Ss work individually to answer the exercise and then they peer-check the answers together. Promote early finishers to write answers on the board. Check with the whole class to see if there are any problems.

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

Chest A handout about visions 2020 goals. Ask Ss to read it and make sentences using "By 2020 the will......." and "Between 2015 and 2030 the will ........" Ss write sentences using the beginnings. Ss peer-check and compare answers. Check answers with the whole class.

Freer Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide fluency speaking of the TL about personal goals

Ss read the beginnings of Ss and complete them about their personal goals. Monitor and check Sentences with a little guidance. Ss then do a class mingle activity and compare their goals together. Monitor Keeping a low profile and record any errors to deal with them in the delayed feedback. Write any errors on the board. Elicit correction and ask Ss to come and correct them on the board.

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