• To provide clarification and practice of making predictions in the context of Predicting the future.
• To practise less/semi-controlled speaking activity using TL.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
* Start the lesson with a quick discussion about the future through asking "What do you think will be different 10 years from now?" Ss answers may vary, e.g. life will be easier". * Elicit sentences from ss and get them to say to what extent are they sure of what they've predicted.
* Use short stories and definitions to convey the meaning of the new vocabulary. * Highlight the stress of the new words and drill them with ss. *Tell ss that they are going to read the text quickly to underline 6 predictions. * Make it clear that they don't have to understand every thing in the text as it isn't our main concern. *Give ss 90 seconds to read and underline. * They check their answers in pairs.
* Elicit some sentences from ss about the life in the future. Ask them how they will say them if they aren't sure. * Show ss flash cards with prediction phrases and a line with 100% at the top and 0% at the bottom. *Ask them to work in groups to put the phrases in the right place on the line. Give them 3 minutes to carry out the task. *Group check each other answers. * Provide an answer key.
* Elicit the TL from the ss and clarify using examples. * Go over the example together and point out that ss can change other parts of the sentences as well to reflect their opinions more accurately. * Ss tackle the exercise in pairs orally. * Put ss into new pairs to discuss their answers.
* In this exercise ss are asked to write 10 predictions of their own related to their lives. * To start ss off, give a few personalized predictions of your own. * Stress that this can be either long- or short-term prediction. * Ss form pairs to exchange their predictions and discuss it 9if there is enough time).
* Content feed back: Elicit some personal prediction from ss related to their personality. * Language feed back: Correct the most important errors that appeared during the lesson.