Ulviye Koyuncu Ulviye Koyuncu

Teaching Practice 6
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students are going to learn how to use future forms in the past in the context of plan changes


Abc English Unlimited Intermediate SsBk
Abc Pictures
Abc Projector
Abc White Board

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of talking about future in the past in the context of changes of plans

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of plan changes
  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about plans in the context of Future in the past


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

- T reflects the sentences from the Ex. 1a and asks the questions to them It was supposed to be this great party We were going to have this big dinner All my friends were coming - Whole Class feedback

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

- Ss underline "supposed to, going to" in the text from the previous lesson. - T shows the sentences from the text on the board and ask them CCQs Ex: We were going to get married 1- Did we plan to get married? Yes 2- Did we get married? No - T elicits the form from the Ss by asking "What comes after supposed to and going to?" "infinitive" to highlight the form. - T asks Ss to change the model sentences to negative and question forms. - WC drilling of the model sentences to highlight the stress in the sentences.

Pre-listening (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- T shows Ss pictures and asks them to predict what the story is about and tell it to their partner. - WC feedback. T writes some of the predictions as a note. - T provide Ss with reading part and asks them to read it and predict the rest of the story. - WC feedback.

While Listening (5-7 minutes) • To get Ss to listen for details.

- T tells Ss that they are going to listen to the rest of the story. - T asks Ss to answer the question and plays the recording. "Plays a second time if necessary" - Peer check. - WC feedback.

While Listening 2 (10-15 minutes) • To get Ss to listen for gist

- T asks Ss to discuss in pairs "What do you think happened after Maggie's husband arrived home?" - T asks Ss to write their stories individually. - T tells the Ss that they are going to listen and check whether they were right. - T asks Ss whose story was the closest to the true one.

Post-Listening (7-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- T asks if anyone in the class has had a similar experience to Maggie's. - T tells them to think of their own stories about plans which have changed. - T projects the prompts on the board and tells the students they can either use these prompts or they can choose their own ideas. - T writes questions on the board to help them prepare their stories. - T puts the students in pairs and asks students to talk about their stories.

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