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Future Perfect & Continuous
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss learn about future perfect and continuous through guided discovery based on a preceding reading passage. The lesson starts with the differences in meaning and form of the two tenses. This is practiced and reinforced by controlled practices, first. Subsequently, Ss get the chance to produce the tense in freer speaking activities.


Abc Short Reading
Abc Speaking Prompt
Abc PPT Slide 3
Abc PPT Slide 7
Abc Gap-fill handout 1
Abc Gap-fill handout 2
Abc Gap-fill handout 3
Abc PPT Slide 4
Abc PPT Slide 5
Abc PPT Slide 1
Abc PPT Slide 2
Abc PPT Slide 6
Abc PPT Slide 8
Abc PPT Slide 9

Main Aims

  • To help Ss learn the differences in the meaning and form of two future tenses: perfect and continous in the context of treating diseases

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss the oppurtunity to practive the future tenses in freer activities through personalization


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show two questions on the PPT Slide 1. Ask Ss to look back at the Reading. They work in pairs to find the answers. Show the answers on PPT Slide 2.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Draw a timeline on the board. Highlight the future section of the timeline. Tell Ss that the two questions and answers are two different ways of talking about future.

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Show Ss PPT Slide 3 and match the meaning of the tenses with the sentences in WC. Draw timelines on the board to clarify the meaning of the tenses. Give Ss Gap-fill Handout 1 to complete the form of the tenses in pairs. Elicit responses and show them the key on PPT Slide 4.

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

Show PPT Slide 5 to Ss. Ask if they know what the symbol stand for. Ask Ss what the situation is for AIDS – is it curable/preventable? Ss read Gap-fill Handout 2 through and check without writing anything. Then Ss work in pairs to complete Handout 2. Show the key on PPT Slide 6.

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

Pre-teach vocabulary through elicitation. Write the new words on the board and drill the pronunciations. Give Ss Gap-fill Handout 3. Give Ss Short Reading on VISION 2020. Ss complete the handout in pairs. Get some feedback. Show the key on PPT Slide 7.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ask Ss what their goals are for the future in health/job/family, etc. Show your own goals on Slide 7. Drill full sentences with a focus on “I’ll’ve" pronunciation. Give them the prompts in Speaking ex2. Ss complete the prompts in Speaking ex2 on their own. Monitor and help with form and accuracy. Ss compare their ideas for the prompts in pairs. Ask Ss to choose their most important goal and share it with the class.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide the oppurtunity to practice the language more

If time- Show Ss the list of topics on PPT Slide 9. Ask them to choose a topic. Give them time to think/take notes about their topic using future tenses. Monitor. Ask Ss to tell the class about their topic.

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