sundus sundus

b2 level


In this lesson, students will learn about future continuous and future perfect tenses through guided discovery based on a text about changing lifestyles. The lesson starts with a discussion about people who were able to change their lifestyles and overcome their addictions, bad habits, fears etc. This is followed by the exposure stage where the students will be exposed to the TL The teacher will focus on the meaning, form and pronunciation of the TL. Finally, students will work on a controlled, semi-controlled and a free speech practice, which will give the students a chance to use the TL in a personal context.


Abc gap-fill, HO circle the right answer HO, complete the sentences HO

Main Aims

  • Grammar-To provide clarification, review and practice of future continuous and future perfect within the context of changing lifestyle

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking-To provide fluency in the TL within the context of future family plans


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context, prepare and engage students

Arrange the seats in the classroom into pairs. Before and after pictures of celebrities who achieved their goals, changed their bad habits or overcome their fears will be projected. In pairs, students will discuss about the idea behind the pictures. "What do you think they mean?" What comes to your mind when you see these pictures?" "Do they look happy, healthy?" "What do you think they were suffering from?" After pair work, students will share ideas with the WC and comment on " what process do we need to undergo to change something in our life?" a plan, time limit to achieve something to see how far we are from our previous life.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language within the context of changing lifestyle

The target language will be elicited through questions about Ginny's plan to quit her habit. What was her habit? Students will be guided to the TL through questions about Ginny's life. ( the girl from the text) . "Did she decide to quit smoking right away?" No, she needed a plan "What did Ginny and the coach decide to achieve for the first month?" "By the time we next speak, she will have managed to keep her house smoke free for over a month. What are they going to do in their next session? "We will be exploring the options together to quit social smoking in our next session."

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

The teacher divides the WB and writes the model sentences on WB. Students will define the tenses and read the grammar box to have an idea about the tenses. The modal sentences will be, 1-"By the time we next speak she'll have managed to keep her house smoke- free for over a month." When/why do we use Future perfect simple? -to talk about actions that will be completed, finished before another time in the future. The teacher draws a timeline for further clarification. By the time we speak: Did we speak?(not yet) Are we planning to speak (yes) Do we have a hint that the sentence will be in future perfect form?(yes) She will have managed to keep her house free for over a month: Is it in the future ? (yes) Are both actions in the future?(yes) Do we know ıf she managed her goal yet? (we don't know yet) 2-We'll be exploring the options to quit social smoking in our next session. when/why do we use future continuous? -to talk about a planned action that will be in progress at a certain time in the future Is it about the present or the future?(future) Is it planned?(yes) Form and Pronunciation will be clarified after meaning. One of the students will come to the WB and write down the form of the tenses. Student's will negate the sentence and use the question form orally. Finally students will drill the sentences focusing on the contracted form.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice about the TL

Students will practice circle the correct verb form exercise alone. ICQ: Are you working alone or in pairs? The teacher will monitor and note common errors. They will do peer-checking before FB. FB will be done with the WC with clarification.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

In pairs, students will complete the sentences to make predictions for themselves and the class. The teacher will demo the first sentence for the students. The teacher monitors the class during the practice. Students will peer-check and the FB will be done with the WC.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language in a personal context.

Students will have 2 minutes to think of a life plan they have made or have been working on personally or as a family. Plans can be about their jobs, family or health. Students will be provided with a question sheet and take notes. They will work in pairs to share their plans using the future perfect and future continuous tenses. ICQ: Are you going to write or take notes? Are you working alone or in pairs? If time permits, students will mingle and socialize while sharing plans. The teacher starts monitoring after 3 minutes. The teacher provides a general feedback about pronunciation and drill.

If time activity/semi-controlled practice • to consolidate what the students have learned with a semi-controlled practice

Students will write the verbs in brackets in the correct form, future perfect or future continuous. The teacher monitors for the common mistakes. After peer-checking,answer key will be provided. FB will be done with WC.

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