TP1_Future forms- Will,going to,present continuous and present simple
B2 level


This is an integrated listening and grammar lesson in the context of optimism. In this lesson,students review and extend their awareness of future forms – will, going to, present continuous and present simple – and do controlled practice in them in the context of optimism.


Abc Clandfield, L & Robb Benne, R (2011) Global Upper Intermediate SsBk Macmillan
Abc Clandfield, L & Watkins, F (2011) Global Upper Intermediate TsBk Macmillan
Abc Campbell, R & Tennant, A (2011) Global Upper Intermediate WkBk Macmillan
Abc Course book hand-outs
Abc Powerpoint slides

Main Aims

  • To enable students to review and extend awareness of future forms – will, going to, present continuous and present simple – and give controlled practice in them in the context of optimism.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to give practice in listening for gist, speficic information and detail.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show a picture and ask students to comment on it.Make a link from the previous lesson by recapping what they said they are optimistic about. Tell them they will listen to 5 people answering the same question “What are you optimistic about?”

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ask students to read the instructions and the table in exercise 1. Explain that they are now going to hear more people answering the same question. Give Ss the chart in Listening ex1. Focus Ss on the choices. Play the recording once and let students complete the table. Ss listen and complete the chart. Ss check their answers with their peers – then take feedback (FB). Draw the same chart on the whiteboard (w/b) while Ss are listening – Ss come to the w/b and complete it.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Focus Ss on the statements in ex2. Ss discuss in pairs if they remember if they are True/False. Play the recording a second time for them to check their answers. Ss listen and check. – Ss check their answers in pairs. Students write T or F on the board near the questions and they explain the reason of false ones.. Ss in pairs/small groups discuss the question in ex3. Take some general FB.

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

Grammar ex1. Focus Ss on the sentences from the listening. Tell them these are different ways of expressing the future in English. Ss work in groups to work complete ex1 and discuss what they know about their future forms. Take FB. Be ready to deal with any questions – using the examples to help them understand the difference.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss work in pairs to complete the dialogues with the correct form of the verbs in Grammar ex2. More than one answer may be possible. Take FB.

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask students to read through the dialogues again. What are the people talking about in each one? Ask them to decide if the speaker is optimistic or pessimistic. Ss discuss the questions in Grammar ex3 in pairs. Take FB.

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