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Eco-guilt - Grammar
B2 - Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, SS will revise and practice future perfect and future continuous grammar in the context of environmental awareness titled 'Eco-guilt'.


Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide review and practice of future perfect and future continuous in the context of environmental awareness.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about predictions in the context of environmental issues.
  • To provide conversational fluency speaking practice in the context of environmental issues.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To introduce and engage SS in the topic of environmental awareness

Commence PP. Get people in pairs to discuss questions on PP. 2 minutes. (wind turbines, an electric car, solar panels, a snow cannon to create artificial snow when not enough natural snow has fallen, wind cowls, which provide ventilation into homes whiles minimizing heat loss)

Exposure (8-9 minutes) • To provide context for future perfect and future continuous TL through predictions.

Display HO and describe: SS will read some predictions about the next 20 years (introducing FP & FC TL) > SS: Read predictions. Take 5 minutes > Write your answers to Q 1-3 on the HO. > And make your own prediction. > After complete, compare with your partner ICQ: Are you going to write down your answers? And then what will you do? Get SS to read predictions again. > Ask which two they'd most like to come true. > Discuss with a partner (a different one this time) > Take just a few minutes.

Highlighting (9-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the FP & FC TL

Display HO with highlighted words. > This reading has some words highlighted. They will either refer to: a) an action or situation that will be finished in the future > ask SS for an example sentence...or (e.g. the cost of food in Ankara will have risen because of the cost of transport) or b) an action or situation which will be in progress in the future > ask SS for an example sentence...or (e.g. Turkey will be using 100% renewable energy in 20 years) > Ask if anyone knows what these are called? > Work in pairs to decide which highlighted words are which. > Take 5 or 6 minutes to complete FB > check answers with another group of pairs and discuss if you got any wrong

Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To clarify FP and FC TL

Display HO. > Two predictions are provided with questions to complete about them. > Working in (different) pairs, SS to answer questions about each one. > 5 or 6 minutes to complete. FB > S-S pairs to work with another S-S pair to discuss and compare answers. > Get SS to check answers on the wall and return to WC with any mistakes. If many mistakes, T will provide a further clarification tutorial on WB. CCQ, on WB: I will have _______ my time machine by 2037. future perfect or continuous? (fp) In 2037 we will all be ________ insects instead of animals. future perfect or continuous? (fc) Contingency clarification > How are they formed? > refer to grammar analysis Backup exercise, if there is extra time.

Free Practice (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language - writing personalised fantasy intentions

So we have gone over how to talk about things that will have been completed and things that will be in progress at points of times in the future. Now it's over to you: Imagine that money was no barrier. The Turkish Government provided unlimited money to spend on technology that's good for the environment. In groups discuss: 1. What technology would you have installed in your homes by next month? 2. What technology will you be using in your homes in a year's time? 3. What transport would everyone be using in Turkey in 5 years time? > Have SS work together to brainstorm ideas and write them down. > Take 6 or 7 minutes to write down your answers. > Count out 4 groups and arrange them into group work positions. ICQs > are you going to write down your answers? > how long will you have to finish? > FB > Have groups swap their written work for checking. Time permitting, bring class back together to share ideas with WC.

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