Khaled Khaled

TP 7a
A2+ level


In this lesson students will compare between optimist and pessimist. They will be exposed to how to use will\ won't for predictions. We will end the lesson with a free practice (Fortune teller) students will write predictions for each other.


Abc Fortune teller
Abc Ex. a pg. 224
Abc Ex. 2b. pg. 44

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of will\ won't for predictions in the context of Optimist or Pessimist

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Future predictions
  • To provide practice and clarification of Optimist or Pessimist


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T chests: "These are photos and sentences about people, stand up and find the person who has the same photo with you. 1 minute" ICQs: "You are looking for the person who has.....?" T : "now set together and talk about your photos" T monitors T divides WB into 2 parts positive and negative " If your photo is positive post it in the positive side, if negative in the negative side" WCFB T elicits the words Optimist and Pessimist from the Ss and write them on WB

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T chests ex.2b pg.44 "Read the You Say phrases then choose one phrase from the box and write it under the A Pessimist Says as a response. you have 3 minutes. work alone." "Check in pairs" T monitors. FB: 2 students one read the You Say part, the other read the A Pessimist Says part.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T writs the model sentence on WB: (She will pass the exam) elicits the opposite of the sentence from the Ss (She will not pass the exam)

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T use the finger techniques: I'll pass the exam I won't pass the exam asks one of the students to write them on WB. CCQs : "which one is optimist?" I'll pass the exam "What about I won't pass?" Pessimist "Am I sure I'll pass?" No "Am I sure I won't pass?" No "Is it prediction?" Yes T elicits the stress from the Ss. and drills pronunciation.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T chests: "Here is a text about the year 2050, read the 4 questions below and find the answers from the text, you have 2 minutes, work alone" "Check with your friend" FB: T writs the numbers of the answers on WB. Asks Ss to come and write the answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T hands ex.a pg.224: "In pairs, complete the optimist says with positive predictions, you have 4 minutes" T gives example. (It will rain today\ Don't worry. I'll bring my umbrella" T monitors. T divides Ss into groups, "now share your answers." T monitors, check mistakes and correct. T hands a survey about the future of learning English in Turkey: "With you friend next to you read the predictions, put tick if you agree and a cross if you disagree, 3 minutes" T monitors.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T gives Ss empty strips of paper: "You are going to be a fortune teller this evening. Write optimist predictions for yourself and for 2 other people from the class. Use will or won't. you have 4 minutes." T gives example: You will be rich and famous. You will travel all around the world. You will be successful. After Ss finish writing T: "Now post your fortune somewhere on the wall. Everyone walk around and read each fortune." "Which one did you like?"

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