Khayala Khayala

Time out (unit3)
Pre-intermediate level


Abc Speakout Pre. (unit.3)

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of be going to vs. Present Cont. in the context of Time out

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a dialogue in the context of Time out


1st stage (7-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Working in pairs Ss will complete a task (Ex.1 page.26) based on Present Simple and Present cont. Peer check.

Exposure (15-20 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss will make sentences using the words given in the handouts. They will talk to each other, I will give feedback on their speech. As the next step Ss will match questions with answers as a group.(Ex:3A p.26)

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss will read sentences in Ex:4 (p.29) and think about their meanings, I will ask questions such as "Do the sentences refer to the present or the future?", "Is there a definite time and place for the plans?" "What tenses do the sentences use?".

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will clarify that Present Cont and "be going to" are used to make plans about the future. I will elicit their structures from the Ss and highlight them on the board.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Working as a group Ss will match the words related to Time out Vocabulary. (Ex:1A p.28)

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

They will listen to Ex:3B (p.32) and complete the gaps. Peer check.

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

Ss will make 5 sentences about their future plans using the structure of "be going to". I will give feedback on the accuracy and fluency.

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