Deniz Deniz

Future forms
Intermediate B1 level


This lesson will focus on future forms through listening, writing and speaking activities.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of future forms in the context of family life and relationships.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students practice in listening for specific information and detail ain the context of familylife and relationships.
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in future forms in the context of family life and relationships.


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

As the lesson before this deals with family life and relationships, start with daily conversations by talking about kinds of dialogues among family members, giving examples and ask the students' to discuss this in pairs. Whole class FB.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Tell the students that they are going to listen to three dialogues between different family members. Show the handout and give instructions Give handouts on which students can see options about who is talking to who and what they are talking about in each dialogue. (The activity is adapted as the students have difficulties in listening activities) Start the recording and stop after each dialogue. Ask ss to compare their answers. Whole class feedback. Write the answers on the board. (FB)

Highlighting (3-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Give the ss a handout on which they can see sentences from the dialogues. Ask them if they remember who said what. (In which dialogue did they take place?) In pairs they do the activity. Elicit the answers from the students. Write the sentences (or paste ) on the board. Ask students to listen and check their answers. Write the sentences on the board . (FB)

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

Ask the ss to do the next exercise where they will decide in pairs which sentence is .... a- a plan or intention b- a prediction c- an offer d- a promise e- an arrangement Make sure they are familiar with all the words. Try to elicit the answers from the students who know in order to save some time. Show examples where necessary, write key words or ask CCQs. CCQs: Intention: Is it like a plan? (yes) When you have an intention, do you want to achieve it? (yes) Prediction: When you predict something, are you sure about it? (no) Who makes predictions? (fortune tellers) What do you make predictions about? ( the future, the weather etc.) Arrangement: If something is arranged, is it prepared before and organized? (yes) Offer: When you offer something, are you willing to do that? (yes) What do you usually offer? (help, coffee, meal etc.) Promise: If you promise to do something, do you certainly do it? (yes) Do you keep your promises? Elicit the answers from the students. Match the sentences and the words on the board. (Draw a chart on the board like the one the ss have). Focus on the forms and pronunciation. (WB) (language analysis)

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Before the activity starts, move one students from the right end to the lef end in order to regroup. Give students a handout where they can practice the target language. Hand the papers out. Look at the first example together. Monitor discreetly , help when necessary. Ask the ss to do the activity. Ask them to check with their partners. Whole class feedback. Write the answers on the board.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask the students to stand up, walk around the classroom and ask questions to different people, note down their answers. Whole class feedback. The students talk about their friends. If time: Monitor and note down the errors for delayed correction

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