TP: 7b Life Changes . Grammar / be going to
Beginner, A1 level
To provide practice of be going to in the context of the changing life plans.
To provide clarification of be going to in the context of changing life plans.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of life plans after the course.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of life plans after the course.
Procedure (32-46 minutes)
T greets Ss, as it is the second lesson of the day, T shows a picture of future. 'Is it today?'(No) 'Is it future?' (Yes) T asks 'do you have plans for future? T sets a few minutes for Ss to speak about their future ideas with their partners to generate interest in the topic.
T sticks four pictures or shows them. T starts her sentences with a demo. "I am going to do a computer course." T changes the picture and asks " I......" Ss form sentences about future plans while they are looking at the pictures. T asks "what am I going to do after this?" Ss predicts.
T writes the model sentences and its timeline on the WB to clarify meaning. "I am going to do computer course." T asks: Is it in the past? (No) Is it a plan? (Yes) Is it in the future? (Yes) T writes another sentence. "I am not going to start university this year." T asks: Do I have a plan to go to university? (No) Am I going to study in university next year? (Yes, maybe) Is it positive? (No) T gives the pronunciation. She doesn't explain 'gonna' structure. T gives back chaining for both sentences. Drilling. Ss explain the form, T writes.
T sets ss into group of 3 or 4. Ss are given a practice which includes a chart to fill with four sentences, 2 positives - 2 negatives. T explains that they are going to take these sentences and put them into the chart. T gives 7 minutes. T asks 'Are we going to write these sentences in the this chart?' (Yes) 'Are we going to do this alone or in group?' (In group) 'How many minutes have we got?' (7) Ss figure out where to put these sentences in their group. T monitors , takes notes if it is necessary.
T gives another task right after another. It consists of verbs in brackets. T explains the task briefly. T nominates one ss from each group to check the answers at the end of the task. T gives 7 or 8 minutes to them. T asks 'Are we working in the same group?' (Yes) Ss check the answers at the end.
At this stage, T wants the ss to get around the class to ask some questions about future plans. Asks ss to speak about 'What are you going to do next month / What are you going to do this summer?"