Ayşe Tolunay Ayşe Tolunay

TP 2
B1+ level


In this lesson, students will review/learn and practice speculating about the present and future in the context of online relationships.


Abc HOs

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss clarification/review and practice of modal verbs of possibility and certainty in the context of online friendships

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in the context of future plans (possibilities & certainties)


Warmer/Lead-in & Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students and to focus SS on the TL

Greet. Show the text & Give instructions: Look at the sentences taken from the text you just read. Are they talking about the past, the present or the future? How can you tell? Discuss in pairs. 2 min.s Give HOs. Get W/C feedback by asking the same questions. Expected answers: The future will /not , may / not, might / not, could

Clarification (12-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Look at the sentences again. Do they all talk about a certainty or a possibility in the future? Or some talk about possibility and some about certainty? Expected answer: Both/Some ab. pos. Give the HOs. Read the instructions. (Draw a chart similar to the task sheet on wb.) Let's do one as an example. Look at sentence 3. People may start to find the real world boring. Where should I put this? Expected answer: This is a possibility. (+) Write the sentence into the box. Now you do it. Monitor. Compare your answers with a partner. And if you agree, write them on the board. W/C FB. If any issues, deal with it by asking W/C opinion, and their justification for the opinion. Ask: So to talk about something we're sure to happen in the future we use: (As they answer write it on the board) will + infinitive (+) to talk about something we're sure not to happen in the future we use: won't + infinitive (-) And to talk about a future possibility we use: In positive sentences: may, might, could + infinitive In negative sentences: may/might not + infinitive Can I use could not to talk about a future possibility? Expected answer: No. Circle may and say may is a little more formal than might. So I use may in writing or speaking? Expected answer: writing But I use might in ............ pause, wait for them to say: speaking or daily language. Write It will/may/might/could/not rain on the board. Don't forget to write it'll rain. Clarify the difference between v and w. Vine vs. wine. Drill. Nominate some students to repeat.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Read the instructions and do the exercises. The first one is done for you. You have 3 min. Give Ss the HOs. Monitor. Now check your answers with a partner. Nominate students for FB. Give FB on P as well.

Semi-Controlled Practice (9-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give HOs. Read the instructions. Let's do the first one together. Now you do it. Monitor. Compare your answers with 3s. Get W/C FB. In question 4 A, some might say "Might it rain....?" Use this and ask "Can we say Might it rain...?" No. Then add (?) to the chart on the board and ask How do we ask questions? And write as they say or use prompts: Will it rain? Could it rain?

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

If time: Tell us about your plans. You can use the expressions given in the box. Give HOs. Do one as an example. Ss work in 3s. Get W/C feedback. If time, delayed error correction of this speaking task.

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