Shaghayegh Shamlounia Shaghayegh Shamlounia

Life in 2060 (reading)
B1 level


In this lesson students learn how to make predictions about the future. They will also skim and scan the reading text to understand the predictions that scientists have predicted about the future. The reading part has a lot of new vocabularies and might be difficult for them. The reading part is followed by a speaking task.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Future in the context of future predictions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Class dicussions in the context of transport, jobs, food, and etc


Warmer (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage the students to predict the lesson

1. Ask the students to stand up and look around the pictures which were put around the class. Can you stand up please? Go around the class and take a look at these pictures, tell a partner what each picture is about. 2. Show the movie which talks about the world in 2050 and let them see if they made correct guesses. Let's watch a short movie and ask each other what positive things might happen in the future in 3 minutes. Do you work in pairs or groups? (pairs) Are you going to talk about positive aspects or negative ones? (positive) 3.Elicit some general answers 4. Show the first slide and elicit some answers about the question. Look at this sentence and question. Can you discuss these with your partner. 5. Get a WCFB

Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To engage students with the text and give them a clearer understanding

1. Get the students attention to the first HO You are going to read the introduction of the paragraph. Read it individually and look at these headlines. I want you to share your predictions with your group and answer this question. Do you work in your group first? (no) 2. Set a time limit of 3 minutes. 3. Elicit some answers. Monitoring must be done throughout the lesson

Pre-Reading (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

1.Give the students the text and let them match the headlines with a-e from EX3. I want you to read the headlines and the paragraphs very quickly and match a-e with the paragraphs. At first try not to use a dictionary and do not worry about the new words. 2. Ask them to do the task Individually. Do you work with a partner? (no) 3. Set a time limit. You have to do it in 5 minutes, 4. Ask them to find a new partner and share their answers. Please stand up/ find a new partner and check your answers. 5. Elicit some answers and project the answers on the board. Monitoring must be done throughout the lesson

Pre-teaching vocabulary (3-6 minutes) • To provide the students with the blocking words which they have read in the text

1. Ask the students to look at the pictures and match the words with their definitions. Look at these words and definitions. Match them by using the pictures. You can do it in pairs in 2 minutes. How much time do you have? (2 minutes) 2. Elicit the answers. 3. Drill the pronunciation ( individually and choral) 4. Ask CCQs Do centenarians live more than 100 years? (yes) Are permafrost lands which are hot? (no) Monitoring must be done throughout the lesson

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with specific information reading

1. Ask the students to work in groups and complete the task about True and False. Underline the sentences for which they got the answers. I want you to work in groups and check these sentences either True or False. you have 7 minutes to do this task. Do you work alone this time? ( no- in a group) Are you going to write a question?( no- check True or False). 2. Ask one of the students to take the role of a teacher, with the answers provided for him or her, so that she/he would feel confident. 3. Get a WCFB done by the student. Monitoring must be done throughout the lesson

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1. Ask the students to look at the last part of the reading and answer the questions in their groups. Make some comments on the predictions and to say whether it is good or bad/ which prediction they liked the most. look at the questions on the last part. Please answer these questions in your pairs. Which one of these predictions do you like? Why? 2. Set a time limit You have three minutes to do this part. 3.Ask them to look at the second part of the task and make more predictions of their own about these topics. They can choose two topics to discuss in their groups in another 4 minutes. 4. Get a WCFB

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