Robots Lesson
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about will for prediction through a listening passage about robots. The lesson starts with talking about predictions. This is followed by controlled grammar practice and listening practice. And finally, there is a freer practice through writing their prediction about future.


Abc Controlled Practice
Abc True- False Questions
Abc Ticking the things that you hear
Abc Powerpoint presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about about predicting future in the context of robots

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of will for future tense in the context of robots


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the language.

T creates a situation about Angelina Jolie's age. T makes some predictions about it to set the context to give the meaning. 'I think she is 38 years old.' CCQ- Do you know her age? (No) Am ı suggesting something? (No) Am ı predicting? (Yes) T shows the part of the speech using CCQs. T gives an example to be a model. After that, the teacher asks them to write sentences about their own predictions about Turkey, weather and their classmates in two minutes and they share their answers with their groups. ICQ- Are we going to speak first? (No) Are we going to write?(Yes)

Set the form ,the meaning and the pronunciation of 'will' and 'might' for future tense. (4-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks and practise this language

T gives an example. Ss will work in pairs and they will discuss to fill in the chart on the board to see the form. Ss do it in groups. Some CCQs are asked to give the form and meaning. Are we talking about the past? (No) Are we talking about the present tense? (No) Am ı planning something? (no) Am ı predicting?(Yes) Can we say willn't? (No) Do we use won't.? (Yes) T shows her fingers and make ss repeat a sentence to show the negative form. T shows a picture of a conversation between two people to give the meaning of 'might'. CCQ question is asked to clarify the differences. Is he sure about his decision? (No) Is there a possibility? (Yes) T wants ss to fill the chart for 'might' And will be able to also will be given by eliciting.

Controlled Practise about 'will' (4-5 minutes) • To provide a controlled practise about will and might.

T gives them a handout about will and won't to complete it in 3 minutes. Then the students check their answers in pairs. The answers are checked on the board.

Pre-Listening (3-4 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible.

Do you remember 'The Jetsons'? T shows the servant which is a robot. It is used to show the word 'domestic'. It directly gives a clue about the listening task. Do you think we will have this kind of robots in the future? What kind of robots do you know?

While-Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T gives a handout about the things that ss will hear in the listening task. T asks them to read it in one minute and wants them to tick if they hear the sentences about that. Are we going to write anything?(No) Are we going to put tick? (Yes)

While-Listening #2 (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

This time t gives them another handout to assess their comprehension for listening. T wants them to put T/F next to the sentence and want ss to answer why? to show proof. Are we going to write long answers? (No) Are we going to write true or false? (Yes) After two activities they discuss their answers in pairs.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T asks students to write about their ideal robot which will happen in 2050. ( Can you plan a robot? (No) So, are you going to use will? (Yes) After this activity, ss are asked to describe what their robots will be like in the future.s th Ask them to talk about each others robots.

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