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Demo Lesson 2 part 2
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about "will" and "will be able to" through guided discovery, using the text from the listening of the previous lesson. They will follow this up with controlled written practice, followed by semi-controlled spoken practice. The lesson will finish up with a semi-controlled written activity (creating fortunes) that will lead in to a free speaking practice.


Abc Blank pieces of paper
Abc Listening transcript
Abc Guided Discover Meaning HO
Abc Face2Face Pre-Int Wkbk HO

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of "will" and "will be able to" in the context of the future

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a mingle in the context of the future/telling fortunes


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To connect this lesson to the previous lesson

T will write on [LEFT SIDE OF THE] board: Most homes in Japan will have 2 or 3 domestic robots. Robots will be able to learn a language. Ask the students where these sentences come from [THE LISTENING] Quick concept check: Are they about the past, present or future? [FUTURE] Are they plans or predictions? [PREDICTIONS] Which sentence is about ability? [SECOND ONE]

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

In pairs, ask the students to find another example of this structure in the listening text, as well as a negative and a question. [ADD: "Negative" and "Question" to middle and right side of the board] [FEEDBACK: Ask early finishers to write their examples on the board, elicit a couple more, if necessary]

Focus on Meaning (Guided Discovery) (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the meaning and use of the target language

Ask students to look at the sentences in the text, and then select the correct rule for each structure [Feedback: Elicit the answers]

Focus on Form (Guided Discovery) (3-5 minutes) • to focus on the form of the target language

T elicits the form of the model sentences on board [Where's the subject? What's this? (will) What's this? (v1)] Students work together to complete the other forms, using the text for reference. [Feedback: Answer key]

Focus on Pronunciation (2-3 minutes) • To highlight the phonological features of the TL

T highlights/drills features of phonology: contractions in positive sentences [they will -> they'll] sentence stress in negative sentences [won't] weak forms [be/ able / to]

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To practise the form of the TL

Sts complete the blanks in the statements about the future.

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

T hands out papers, and introduces the idea of "fortune telling" Asks Ss to write 4-5 sentences to tell the "fortune" of another Student, with a mix of good and bad things. [model for myself, if necessary] [Feedback through monitoring] [T collects all the papers]

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

Redistribute the "fortunes" Tell students they need to swap their fortune for someone else's, to get the best fortune in the class. Rules: You can't lie, but you don't have to give all the information You can't show your paper You must trade at least 3 times [T collects errors]

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