Benjamin Burger Benjamin Burger

Future Forms
Intermediate level


In this lesson students will focus on future forms. Their will be a variety of listening and speaking activities in the context of making plans. Students will be introduced to the form of future foms. Then listen to a dialogue where they have to listen to find out why a woman is unhappy. Then they will have to identify from the text the three ways in which future forms are used. Students will then practice putting verbs in the most appropraite future form, followed by another listening activity where they will check their answers. Students will then have some free speaking practice time in the context of making future plans with friends.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of future forms in the context of making plans and talking about the future.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about making plans
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a future forms in the context of making plans


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ss will be shown an image of two women talking about their plans. Ss will have a short group discussion about what their plans are for the weekend? They will then decide on who has the most fun sounding plan. teacher will ask groups about who has the most interesting plan.

Highlighting Meaning (9-9 minutes) • To provide meaning for the target language of future forms.

teacher will tell students that we are going to talk about four dıfferent ways that we can talk about the future in English: Predictions / statements of fact. will intentions - going to sheduled events - present simple Arrangements - Present continous tense ss will then be shown example sentences for each way we can talk about the future. teacher will ask students to try to come up with their own example sentences. Teacher will then drill sentences with students. Students will then work in pairs and write down 2 example sentences for Predictions / statements of fact. will intentions - going to sheduled events - present simple Arrangements - Present continous tense teacher will monitor and give feedback

Listening (5-7 minutes) • listen to people talk about their plans

Page 35 excercise 1 teacher will give out listening activity. Ss will read a short dialoge between two flat mates. Ss will listen to the dialogue. Ss will briefly discuss in pairs why the woman in the text is unhappy. page 35 ex 2 ss will then match the different different ways we we can talk about future to the highlighted phrases in the text. Ss will then peer check their answers.

highlighting form (10-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language through listening

page 35 excercise 3 Ss will read part two of the dialogue and underline the most appropriate form of the future verb. Ss will then listen to the dialogue and check their answers. page 35 excercise 4 students will work in pairs to complete sentences in a dialogue with the correct future form of the verb. students will then listen to part three of the dialoge and check their answers. page 35 excercise 5 students will then listen to part 4 of the dialogue. ss will discuss in in groups whether of not Sandy and David have a future.

The bluffing game (8-10 minutes) • Free practicue using future forms in present continous tense.

The bluffing game students will will be given a hangout and be asked to write down 10 different arrangements in their diary teacher will then ask students to get into groups and chose one referee for the group. 1)Player A invites Player B on his left hand side to go out. 2) Player B refuses the invitiation and reads out the arrangement or invents an arrangment if their is nothing written in the box. 3) Player A guess if playe B is telling the truth or bluffing. 4) the referee then checks player b diary page and gives 1 point to player if they guessed correctly and 1 point to b if a did not guess correctly. 5) player b then invites player c out and the game continues. student with the most points at the end is the winner.

free practice (5-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

in pairs students will talk about what they think the world will be like in the year 2050. They will make predictions about what the world will be like? What will change the most? will cultures change? How will technology change the world?

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