Vikmir Vikmir

Intermediate level


In this lesson students will be introduced to future with will/ going to and present progressive for the future.


Abc Reading
Abc Grammar exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of future tenses - will/going to/ present continuous for the future in the context of the future

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of the future.


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

In groups, students brainstorm the following questions: - What are you going to do at the weekend/ next year/ in 10 years?

Exposure (7-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher hands out the Reading task. Students read the text one time for gist. Then they answer the question 'What are the king and his helpers doing?'. Afterwards, the students read the text one more time for detail and then in pairs underline the future forms. The teacher monitors the process and gives feedback at the end.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher gives the students a worksheet. They have to connect the usages of will/be going to/ present continuous for the future to the forms. Afterwards, students check in pairs. A feedback follows.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

With the help of the PowerPoint presentation the teacher shows examples of the usage of the future tenses. The goal is to elicit the forms of future with will/going to and present continuous tense for the future and as much of the cases, in which they are used, as possible.

Semi-controlled practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

To practice what they have learned students to the grammar exercise. A peer check follows. Afterwards, the teacher gives a feedback.

Free practice (11-14 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students go back to the question from the Lead-in stage. In pairs they answer them again but this time they have to use the correct future forms and to us as many as possible. The teacher monitors the process, takes notes and finishes the lesson with a feedback.

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