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Esin-14 September 2017- Family Life
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will talk about family life. They will listen to three different dialogues between family members, gist and detailed listening tasks. There will also be a follow-up discussion about future forms in order to improve students' grammatical knowledge.


Abc My family photos
Abc Audio CD Track 1.16
Abc Listening Text
Abc Listening tasks

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of various future forms in the context of family life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice in the context of family life


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To make an introduction and make the students interested in the family life topic.

-Show a picture of my son and give the students an example of a family anectode. -Write the sentence on the whiteboard. -Ask students to discuss about their own family anectodes. -Have them tell some of the anectodes to the class.

Listening (10-15 minutes) • To practise gist and detailed listening

-Tell the students that they are going to listen to three different dialogues between family members. (to prepare them for the text in task 2a) -Play CD 1.16. -Students listen to the three dialogues in pairs.Have them tell who the family members are and what they are talking about -Pass out the handouts for task 2b and have Ss read the task first. -Play CD 1.16 again and have them listen to the dialogues and match the sentences with the correct dialogues. -Check the answers in pairs and WCF.

Highlighting target language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight future forms in context

-Pass out the listening texts(Audio text 1.16 on TB) to the Ss -Students underline future forms in the listening texts -Check the answers in pairs and WCF -Post the answers on the whiteboard. -Write sample future sentences on the whiteboard. -Provide Ss three future forms: be going to+infinitive, present continous( be+verb+ing )and will+shall+infinitive

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

-Pass out the handouts for task 2c to Ss for GW -Clarify blocking vocabulary -Check answers with the groups -Provide the students meaning and pronunciation of three different future forms using the previous sentences on the board.

Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide free oral practice and use the language productively

-Have the students discuss on their weekend plans in pairs -Make sure the usage of correct future form for the sentences: be going to+infinitive -WCF

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