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You 're Going Where / The Future Plans
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about the form and the usage of the future tenses through the reading text about teenagers' s life. The lesson starts with a question 'What are your plans for the weekend?'. This is followed by the rules and the form of future tense. Finally, there is some practice about 'future tenses'.


Abc Student's Book
Abc smartboard

Main Aims

  • To provide review, practice and clarification of future tenses in the context of will, be going to, present continuous and might.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about future tenses in the context of be going to, will, might, present continuous


Stage 1 (Lead In) (3-4 minutes) • To Introduce the topic and make it interesting for the students.

-Write "What are your plans for the weekend?" on the board. Get Ss to be pairs. They will think for a minute and discuss in pairs.

Stage 2 (Guessing the rules) (3-5 minutes) • to make Ss familiar and elicit the rule for 'might' and other rules

-Get students to read the first conversation together. (choral) A: Are you going to Joel's party? B: I might stay at home. I am very tired. -Elicit the rule together for 'might' -Ss continue in pairs to complete the other rules.

Stage 3 ( Skimming the text) (3-4 minutes) • To find example from the text

-Get Ss to skim the text in part 2A and find the other examples of the structures in pairs and show each other. -Monitor the Ss. -Nominate a student from each pair and get them to come to the board and identify structures on smartboard.

Stage 4 (Presenting the language) (4-5 minutes) • To provide the form and usage of the future tense

-Present the future tenses on smartboard.

Stage 5 (Practising the language) (3-5 minutes) • To practise the future tenses

-Do the exercises on page 133. Do the first one as an example. -Then Ss work in groups of 3 s. -When they finish, each student will move to the next chair and discuss the answers in the new group. -Give Ss answer key.

Stage 6 (Listening) (3-4 minutes) • to provide practice for future tenses

-In part 5A, play recording while Ss complete the sentences. -Pause between sentences. -Ss check the answers in pairs. If necessary, play recording again.

Stage 7 (Listening for pronunciation) (2-3 minutes) • To provide listening practice for pronunciation of 'going'.

-Play recording again for pronunciation. -Inform Ss that in fast speech 'going to' can be pronounced 'gonna' but not to be used in more formal situations.

Stage 8 (Drilling) (3-5 minutes) • To provide practice of the differences of future tenses

-Get Ss to be in groups of 3s. -Then have them drill the sentences in part 6. -Give feedback.

Stage 9 (Situation Practice) (2-4 minutes) • To practise different types of future tenses in different situations

-Get Ss to write sentences for 7a. -Monitor and provide support. -Give feedback.

Stage 10 ( Optional) (5-6 minutes) • to provide practice for future tenses

-Have Ss be in 2 groups. -Then get them to play the game 'Stepping Stones' in Speakout Intermediate Active teach.

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