Melis Vartanyan Melis Vartanyan

Family life, future forms
Intermediate, mixed age group level


In this lesson the students will review the forms of future and practice them


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practive of Future tense in the context of family life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about future plans in the context of family life
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of family life


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

Ask students what they were talking about in the previous lesson. And show the slide of Eifell Tower and let them to predict what we are going to talk about in this lesson.

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

-Explain them that we are going to listen to 3 dialogues and they just need to take notes about "who is talking to who and what they are talking about" - Let students listen to 1.16 a - Ask them to work as groups and discuss the answers. - Set the time for 2 mins. - Ask nominated students from the groups to answer the questions. - Give another instruction for the next activity ( 1.16b ) and ask them to match 2 sentences with each dialogue, work in pairs( 1-3) - Hand out the materials ( H.O.1, b and c) and ask ICQ. * Which part of the activity are we doing? B or C ? * Are we working individually or work together? * Are we writing in the boxes the numbers or take a note? - Set the time for 3 mins. - Ask nominated students from the each groups for the answers. - Project the answers on the board

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-Ask the students to highlight the future forms that they see on the Handout.

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

- Give the instruction for ex c, and let them work in pairs to find out if it's a plan, an arrangement, a prediction, an offer, a promise. - Ask them why we use different forms and when we use them. -CCQ: Shall I make you a cup of tea? * Are we offering something or did we plan this before? I am staying the night here. * Is it certain that I am going to stay there? * Does my friend knows it? You will drive too fast. * Do I know it? Do we guess it? I am not going to go to university yet. * Is it planned or is it unplanned? - Write the answers on the board after the elicitation and let them to see the forms.

Controlled Practice for to check students to understand the meaning and the form (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Give them handout 3 and ask them to finish the activity in pairs. ICQ: - Are we doing this activity individually or with pairs? - Are we filling in the gaps with the different forms of future tense? - Set the time for 4 mins. -Monitor the students. - After they finish, ask nominated students to come to the board and write their answers and if it is not correct ask the class if they agree or disagree. - Make sure that they all understand the answers and agree on that.

Controlled Practice for to check pronunciation and give practice to the target language (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

If we still have time, I will do this activity because I want them to practice the language by having the freer activity. - Give them 2nd handout for pronunciation and let them listen to 3 dialogues. - Give the handout and ask them to underline the stressed words while they're listening. - Ask nominated students to say the words they've underlined. Ask all the groups if they agree or disagree. - Show the answers on the board by the projector from the part 3 ( Pronunciation) and let them see the right stress. - Drill the sentences once and let them drill with the group.

Freer Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- If there is still time, choose the activity for speaking in target language such as " Do you think....?" ex on page 9 SSBK, in Latham – Koenig, C & Oxenden, C ( 2013) English File Intermediate 3rd Edition, Oxford. - My discussion question will be " Do you think the number of people getting divorced will go up or down in the future?".

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