Arash Arash

travel and future plans
Beginners A1 level


In this lesson,students will learn about present continuous to talk about future arrangements.They will be exposed to it in a reading text and after clarification,they will have some further practice by reading a text and doing some controlled and semi controlled practice.


Abc questions handout
Abc reading handout
Abc clarification handout
Abc gap-fill handout
Abc power point slides

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present continuous for future arragments in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about travel
  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about backpacking in the context of travel


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • to set the context

1.the teacher will show the students a photo of some backpackers and try to elicit the word 'backpacking' 2. ask students if they like backpacking and if yes why?

Listening for gist (5-6 minutes) • to expose the students to the target language

the teacher will tell the students that they will listen to Eddie talk to a friend about his future plans.the He will ask them to listen and answer two questions: What are Eddie's plans? How does he feel about them? He will then play the listening. After the listening is over,students will check answers in pairs. then the teacher takes whole class feedback.

listening for specific information (5-6 minutes) • to further expose the students to the target language

at this stage the teacher will tell then students that they will listen one more time and do some gap-fill exercises. after listening students check answers in pairs and then once more as a class.

clarification of meaning and form (10-12 minutes) • to clarify the form and also meaning of the target language

The teacher will give students some handouts and ask students to do the first part which focuses on form. the answers will be checked by looking at the slides. some CCQs and substitution practices are done to consolidate the meaning. then the students are referred to the second part which focuses on form and they do it individually for 2 minutes. then they check answers in pairs. correct answers will be checked and some drilling practice will happen as well.

prediction (6-7 minutes) • to have further controlled practice

the teacher will show the students a slide about an American couple and tell them they want to travel to Europe,students should guess what countries they are travelling to,and how long they are staying. students will look at the text and try to check their guesses. they will compare answers in pairs. whole class feedback will be taken.

semi-controlled practice (5-6 minutes) • to develop oral accuracy on the topic

the teacher will give the students some more time to read and some questions. they will check their answers in pairs.

Freer speaking practice • to provide an opportunity to personalize the topic

the teacher will tell students that they will take a vacation in Europe for 3 days they can go to 4 countries,they should decide what countries they want to travel to. then they start asking and answering questions and the teacher gives them to learn about where their partners are going. after that students will tell the class about their partners' plans.

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