Into the Future
To provide clarification and practice of the difference between will and might in the context of Into the Future
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation
Procedure (30-38 minutes)
I'll start the lesson with a video as a lead-in. The video talks about the robots and how the life will look like in the future and how useful the robots can be. Then discuss with them if they like robots and how they will look like in the future. Write some of the students' sentences on the board to deal with them later.
Use the students' ideas from the board to write a couple of sentences. one includes will and the other one includes might. Ask them which action will surely happen and which action I am not sure that it will happen.
Look at the sentences on the board and ask the students some questions: Do we use will to talk about the future or the past? Which verb form comes after Will? What is the negative form of will? What is the Question form of will? Use the same questions with might. Then elicit the difference between will and might. And then drill the pronunciation orally and individually.
Give the students a fill in the gaps hand out. Ask ICQs and set the time for the task. Students work individually to answer the exercise and then they peer-check the answers together before checking with the whole class and give them feedback for their answers.
Give the students the handout and tell them to write a full sentence using these words. Then students check in pairs before giving them the feedback and discussing with them their sentences.
Ask students to listen to these sentences and circle the word they hear. Make sure that the students get the answer. Students check in pairs. Then the students get the feedback by listening to the audio again.
Ask the students to talk about their lives in the future how it will look like. Students will have one or two minutes to get ideas to talk about then ask the students to describe their lives in the future in groups. The teacher monitors and deal with the mistakes when it is necessary