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Future Perfect and Future Continuous
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn and practise the meaning, form and pronunciation of Future Continuous and Future Perfect Tenses through presentation, practice and production. They will first discover the language through Lead-in and Exposure activities with movies and a text. They will then see the clarification of the Tenses through the text. After this stage, students will have controlled practice with exercises extracted from the Student's Book. They will finally practice speaking in semi-controlled and Free practice stages.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Future Perfect and Future Continuous in the context of future predictions in 20 years' time

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of future predictions


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

1. Talk to students about futuristic movies. Meanwhile, open the pictures of the two movies - "Back to the Future" and "Days of Future Past". Ask them whether they know these movies. 2. Show them the two sample sentences prepared. Ask the students where to put them. Elicit ideas and peer check. 3. Tell them to think and come up with the differences between the sentences after completing them. Peer check.

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

1. Tell the students to work in groups. Tell them to put the sentences in their correct places in the paragraphs which will be reflected on the board during the exercise. Show them the sentences on the desk which are prepared beforehand. Monitor. 2. Ask the students whether the sentences are in the correct places or not. Elicit the answers. Open the answer key and remove the sentences one-by-one. Check them together.

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

Draw a timeline for each group to prepare the students for the clarification of the target language. While drawing, ask them where to stop and the time when the sentences are formed and which period of time are the sentences about. Elicit the answers and peer check. Complete the timelines.

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

1. Stick the sentences extracted from the text according to their tenses. Ask these CCQs: - In the first group, will the action be finished? No. - Does this mean it continues in future? Yes. - In the second group, is the action over in future? Yes. - Is the sentence formed during the action or after the action? After. - Does it refer to future past? Yes. 2. Write the form of the sentences at the top of each group and ask CCQs: - Does "be" change in each sentence in the first group? No. - Does "have" change in each sentence in the second group? No. Highlight the form with a different marker and draw a line between "will be" and the verbs in the first group and between "have" and the verbs in the second group. 3. Driil the students chorally on the weak empahsis of "will have (wɪl həv)" and individually to make it stable.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1. Tell the students to divide into three groups. Choose a volunteer from each group. Tell the students that this will be a competition between groups. 2. Tell the volunteers to come to the board and stand in front of the board, facing the others. Tell the groups to come one-by-one and do the exercises. Tell them that each student has only one exercise to complete for their each visit. The volunteers will have the answers but will not tell them. They will only provide help if necessary. Tell the students that they have 5 minutes to finish. 3. Monitor silently while they are doing the task. After five minutes, take the answers and the worksheets from the students and swap the worksheets. give the groups another 5 minutes to correct the mistakes if they think there are some. Monitor them checking their papers. 4. Give the groups their own worksheets and answer keys to check and evaluate their own mistakes. 5. Error correction if necessary.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

1. Tell the students to form four different groups.Give them time to find an article from the suggested application in warm-up session "Futurism". Tell them to think about the article and to outline a speech to present the article. Ask them to come up with Future Continuous and Future Perfect sentences. 2. Monitor them during the activity and provide help if needed. Check carefully so that they would not pick the same articles.

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

1. Tell the students to visit other groups to present their articles and listen to theirs. 2. Tell them to switch the other groups and do the same. 3. Monitor them while doing this and note down if they make any errors and correct them if they are vital.

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