Hala Ahmed Hala Ahmed

The pessimist's phrase book will / won't
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about will/won't used for prediction through some pessimist's phrase.The lesson will start with a discussion about pessimist and optimist persons and which one of them are you. This followed by clarifying the meaning, form and phonology of will and won't and an exercise about pessimist phrase where the students practice the using of will and won't for prediction. finally there are some controlled practice and free practice(speaking).


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of will and won't for prediction in the context of pessimist's phrase book

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of positive phrase and situation


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1-T show Ss an image to o show the meaning of pessimist and optimistic ask some ccqs about it *does he predict good things?yes *does it mean he has a good feeling toward this?(yes) for the second part of the image ccqs does he predict bad things?(yes) *does it mean he has a bad feeling toward this?(yes) 2- T show Ss another photo in which there are two people speaking and ask Ss *which one is the optimist? *which one is the pessimist ? *which one are you ?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T show students a photo, there is a conversation between them the girl said a situation and the boy response. then T write the sentence on the board and start to clarify the target language (MFP). first ask ccqs *does it refer to the past ?(no) 2*does it refer to the present ?3*will it will happen in the future?((yes) 4*is it rain now?(no) does he predict or guess something in the future?(yes) the T says so the will form used to express prediction in the future. after that T write the form on the board fnally make drill.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T ask student to answer the exercise to check understanding. student work individually then check in pair then T give students their feedback

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

T ask students to read the pessimist's phrase and read the responses below them then choose the right response for each situation. students work individually then check in pair . students listen to a record to get their feedback .

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T ask students to work in pair and one of them read the situation and the other one give response using will or won't.then change roles and places for more interaction in the class

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