To provide clarification of present simple, will, shall and be going to used to talk about the future in the context of family life.
To provide gist and detail listening practice of sentences referring to the future in dialogues with the context of family life
Procedure (26-48 minutes)
Pretend to have to answer your phone. Apologise and then start speaking, saying things like...''Yes, I'll be there...'', ''I'm coming by train'', ''Yes, I am going to bring a cake...'' Now turn to the students and say, ''Families!'' You can't live with them, you can't live without them...'' Introduce the topic of how we often need to talk about the future with family. End saying, OK, let's listen to some other families...
Listening. Show handout. Say we are doing exercise 1 only. We will listen once. Write your answer on the HO. Who seems to be talking? What are they talking about? Play soundclip 1.16. Then peer feedback. Pairs compare answers.
Individual again. This time listen to hear in which dialogue each phrase occurs. Then in small group. What is the function of each sentence? What pattern can you see?
Ss sit back in the horseshoe. Lay out table as in boardplan, but ask Ss for how gaps should be filled. When it comes to pronunciation, do some drilling individual and choral.
Ss listen to the clip 1.21, which are phrases spoken at a natural speed. Ss work individually to underline stressed phrases. Then feedback in pairs to check answers. As a whole group, drill the complete phrases.
Pairs. Students ask and answer Qs on handout 3. Monitor, note good TL and reformuation possibilities. Feedback as WC.