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Be going to future tense for future arrangements
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn the future tense 'be going to ' for future arrangements through the context of 'celebrations' and with the help of the activities presented during the lesson. After that,they will have a kind of speaking activity at the end of the lesson in order to practise the target language they have learnt.


Abc Course Book

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of 'Be going to' future tense for future arrangements in the context of Celebrations and parties

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Celebration


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To greet the Ss, set lesson context and engage students.

I will show them a photo. It is the photo of me, my cousin and her fiance. I will tell them that they're going to get married next month, and mention some of the arrangements I have made, with some realia. I will tell them to keep the things I mention in their minds. Afterwards, I will give them time to make a list of my arrangements just with one word. Who remembers best gets the reward! - Oh guys, thanks God Celta is about to finish. But, I have another problem. My dear cousin is going to get married next month. I must make preparations. Actually, I have done some. I want to share with you. Please listen carefully and try to keep in mind what I say: (Using realia and photos) - I am going to wear this dress. - I am going to take this bag. - I am going to go to the hairdresser. - I am going to give this golden bracelet. - I am going to take selfies. - ı am going to cry a lot. - Now, on this piece of paper, make a list of my plans. Write just one word. You have one minute. (...) - OK, let's check. Birsen, how many elements have you got?...

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

In order to present them the target language I will give them a short listening task . It will work as listening for gist stage. They will listen once and decide on which celebration each person in the audio is talking about. - Now, listen to three people. They are talking about their plans for the weekend. Listen and try to understand which celebration each of them is talking about. You can take small notes to remember. ICQ: * Are you going to write long sentences? No * Are you going to write name of the people or what they celebrate? What they celebrate. (...) - OK, check with your partner. PW FB - WC FB 1) a wedding 2) a national holiday 3) a coming-of-age party After this short practice, they will listen to the audio again. This time, I will ask them to complete the blanks in the sentences formed in 'be going to' future tense. This task will work as a listening for detail in a way. - Look at your handouts. There are 6 sentences there. There are gaps in each sentence. Listen again and fill the gaps. ICQ: * Are you going to correct the sentences? No * Are you going to write the missing words? Yes (...) - Check with your partner. PW FB - AK

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

The teacher will write a sample sentence on the board. Then, she will draw a timeline and highlight the meaning of the TL there. She will elicit the meaning with some CCQs. This stage is shown on LA.

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

Teacher will hand out a table showing the form of 'be going to' future tense with some gaps on it. Ss will be asked to complete the gaps of the table. Afterwards, repetition drills first chorally and then individually will follow to induce the pronunciation, stress and intonation. - Look at this table. There are some missing words on it. Try to complete these gaps on your own. You have got three minutes. ICQ : * Are you working with your partner? No * Are you just reading? No, completing the gaps. (...) - Check as a group this time. GW FB - Let's check on the board. WC FB

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

Ss will be given a HO including seven 'be going to' future tense sentences with some missing words. They will be asked to complete the sentences with one word in the correct place. - Look at this HO. There are seven sentences here. Each sentence needs one word. Think well and add the missing word. For example; "My brother going to cook a family meal tonight." What is missing here? What should we add? Work alone. You have two minutes. ICQ : * Are all the sentences correct? No * Are you going to change the sentence or write one word? One word. (....) - Check with your partner. - Listen and check.

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

Ss will work on the previous practice. They will be asked to change the sentences according to themselves. - Look at the same hand-out. Make each sentence true for you. For example : "I'm going to have a party this weekend." This is not true for me. So: "I'm not going to have a party this wekend. I am going to join a trip to Isparta." Work alone. You have three minutes. ICQ : * Are you talking about yourself or another person? Myself * Are you writing about your dreams or your plans? Plans (...) - Share with your partner. - Report on your partner.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will walk around the classroom and ask as many people as they can and learn about their future arrangements. Teacher will walk around and catch the errors and take notes for delayed error correction. - Look at this handout. There are two columns. One is for the person's name and one is for the time period. Stand up, walk around and ask as many people as you can about their future arrangements and take notes. For example : "What are you going to do this weekend? I am going to join a trip." ICQ : * Are you going to sit still? No * Are you going to write about yourself or others? Others Delayed error correction follows.

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