Simon Stephenson Simon Stephenson

Lesson 7
Beginner A1 level


In this lesson students will learn about the using 'be going to' to talk about future plans in the future tense. They will highlight the target language in a reading text and follow a guided discovery sheet for meaning and form. The students will cover pronunciation with the teacher and will participate in controlled, then freer practice, and receive some delayed FB.


Abc Exercise 1 HO
Abc Q&A Chart
Abc Lead in Questions and Pictures
Abc Reading and Guided Discovery HO

Main Aims

  • Grammar: to cover meaning, form, pronunciation and to practice 'be going to' in the context of future plans

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reading for gist and specific information and speaking practice for fluency and accuracy


Lead in (2-3 minutes) • To get students thinking and talking about future plans

-T post sheets with questions and pictures around the room -T tells Ss to go around in pairs and discuss each of them

Reading and Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To provide students with a general understanding of the reading context and to highlight the target language

-T tells students to read alone quickly/quietly, gives 2 minute time limit -T checks with ICQs -T gives Ss HO -Ss pair check, the T checks on OHP quickly -T tells Ss they will read again slowly/quietly and do 2 alone, then pair check -T first demonstrates on OHP that the first answer is Carmen and underlines sentence -T goes through answers with Ss afer peer check

Clarifying Target Language (10-15 minutes) • For students to work through the handout, clarifying the meaning, form and pronunciation of the TL

-T tells Ss turnover sheet fold at meaning, work through in pairs -T does check on OHP -Ss work through form in pairs, teach does check, does timeline if needed -T writes and asks where the stress is, models and drills pronunciation I’m going-to travel around the UK. /tə/ I’m not going-to start university this year. /tə/

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • For students to practice using the TL and build confidence

-T gets students to change pairs or form groups depending on class size -T gives students exercise 1, work together in 4 groups/pairs -T tells SS to use guided discovery for help, only do 1-2 if time is short -Project on OHP and get each group to come up and put in answers -T does deeper FB with class t

Production (13-16 minutes) • For students practice using the language, focusing on fluency and accuracy in a less controlled manner

-On WB talk about the next year (August 2017-August 2018) -T writes “What are you going to do for the next year?” on WB and nominates one Ss to ask him this question -T gives personal examples: -I’m going to go to Spain next month for a wedding -I’m going to start working at Sehir university in September -I’m going to learn Turkish -I’m not going to go back to New Zealand -T gives HO and Ss write their own 4 things -If Ss need ideas T writes move house, new job, take class, buy something, etc on WB -Next Ss can go around and ask each other, writing down answers -Finally if extra time tell each other about another person -T circulates and writes down common errors, focus on grammar -T then does delayed FB on whiteboard

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