Future Living
A2 level


In this lesson, students will activate their prior knowledge about life in the future via a speaking activity and a video. After, students will prepare to read about life in the future by reviewing/learning vocabulary found in the reading. In the following lesson, students will read an article about the future and create a time capsule for 18 year olds in 2028.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary related to an article, "Future Living".

Subsidiary Aims

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


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Project the questions from p. 101 on the whiteboard and ask students to discuss in pairs -Get general feedback on "How will life be different in 100 years?" -Show clip from Bina48 interview and ask students to think about how robots will change our lives.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through example sentences

-Target vocabulary will be taped around the room. -Students must read each paper with their partner/group of 3 and complete the sentence written on the paper. -i.e., "Computers may control your entire house. It will also adapt to your preferences--it will learn about your likes and dislikes." .... "If things adapt to you, ......" -Teacher monitors and ensures Ss are completing the activity correctly. -Teacher displays correct answers for Ss to check.

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

-T displays photos for each word and asks Ss to discuss in pairs which words belong with which pictures. -T asks Ss to come to the front in pairs to compete for the correct word, this will also simultaneously check their answers.

Clarification (15-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-Ss will use Longman's dictionary to find other word forms and common collocations and note them down in their notebooks. -i.e., : suggest/suggestion/suggestively and "suggest doing something" "suggest something to somebody", etc. -Students will have 10 minutes to complete in pairs. T will monitor and provide feedback as necessary. -In feedback, T will ask each pair to write their findings for one word on the whiteboard. The rest of the class is open to comment if they find a mistake or want to add more information. -Drill pronunciation.

Controlled Practice (7-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Ss work in pairs to complete a gap fill exercise. -T monitors and provides feedback as necessary.

Freer Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Ss discuss questions using target vocabulary in pairs. -Ss will be instructed to stand in two lines facing each other and one line will rotate after each question. -T monitors and notes down any misuse of the target vocabulary -T provides feedback on pronunciation or form of target vocabulary if necessary.

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