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Changing holidays - (be) going to
Elementary level


In this lesson, the students learn about the use of (be going to) to make plans in the future based on a listening about a couple's holiday plans.


Abc sheets
Abc HO1
Abc HO2
Abc Recording
Abc Grammar sheet
Abc Board game
Abc Box

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will have practised (be) going to to make future plans in the context of holiday plans.

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will have practised listening for gist and specific information in the context of finding out about the couple's holiday plans and filling the missing words from the dialogue.
  • By the end of this lesson, students will have practised asking and answering questions in the context of a board game using the target language.


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

- Teacher asks students to choose ONE destination abroad to go to if they had 10.000 TND. "Imagine you have 10.000 TND" - Teacher gives them small sheets to write on. - After writing their destinations, students will fold their papers carefully and put them in a small box. (for later)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a listening.

a) - Teacher pre-teaches "to fly" and "sights" --> Imagine you're a tourist in Paris, what is the first thing you want to see? showing students the Eiffel Tower picture as the most popular sight in Paris. --> How can we get to France from Tunisia? we take the plane = we fly to b) - Teacher asks students to choose one sheet from the box and to check their new destinations. "What do you think of your new destination?" c) - The listening context: teacher tells students that there is a real TV programme that does the same thing. (changing people's holiday plans) - Ss will then listen to a dialogue with a couple and find out about their holiday plans. "What are Lisa and Jon's holiday plans?" - Teacher feedback - Ss are given the dialogue to fill in with the missing words when listening for the second time. (T helps in the first two who will stop the recording at each) - Pair check - Answer key: PPT

Language Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

a) highlighting: - Teacher tells students to highlight (be) going to in the dialogue. - In pairs students check each other's HO. - Ss can check if they underlined all of them with the answer key. b) clarifying - Teacher highlights two setences "Where are you going to stay?" "We're going to New York." - Meaning check using CCQs - Drilling - HIghlighting the form - Students will then finish the negative and the Yes/no questions - Drilling - Grammar rule

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide practice of the target language

- Teacher gives students HO2 - the first two will be done together with the class - Pair check - Answer key

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

- Teacher gathers the ss around to demonstrate how the game works. (start with one on one then extend to make sure all students get the game). - Students will be divided into pairs or groups of three depending on the overall number. - Each pair/group is going to have a board game and a dice to practise their speaking.

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