Ezgi Ozsalih Ezgi Ozsalih

What will the future be like?
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn about what the future will be like and related vocabulary through speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. Students will be asked to brainstorm about the future followed by the vocabulary exercise necessary for understanding the reading to be given and being able to communicate on the given topic.


Abc Reading Worksheet
Abc Vocabulary- Pictures
Abc Writing Task handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for making predictions in the context of technology and future

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction reading practice using a text about predictions on future in the context of technology
  • To provide process writing practice of a free writing in the context of future


Meeting the students (2-4 minutes)
Warmer/ Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set the lesson context and engage the students in the lesson

The students will be asked to brainstorm about the future through questions to lead them. They will be able to speak freely and start to get involved in the lesson. They are also expected to use some of the vocabulary that they will encounter during the lesson.

Vocabulary #1 (3-4 minutes) • To provide the students with the necessary vocabulary for the communication throughout the lesson.

Teacher will present the vocabulary by showing the pictures of them on board. After being exposed to the pictures, they will be asked to form two groups, stand in lines in front of the board and match the words with their pictures on the board. That will be a race and the winning team will be awarded.

Vocabulary #2 (2-3 minutes) • To let the students pronounce the words aloud and correctly

"Touch game" will be played to make the students pronounce the words aloud and without hesitation as a group and individually.

Reading (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with the possible expectations of the future

Students will be asked "before reading questions" and they will talk about the future a little bit before they start reading. When they read the text, they will see some predictions made by scientists and they will try to analyze the possibility of the predictions. After reading, predictions like those of the scientists will be made by the students themselves. They will be able to comment on the life in the future.

Listening (4-5 minutes) • To visualize the content given during the lesson

Students will be given brief information about the video and they will be asked to catch some futuristic devices while watching the video. After seeing the video, they will be presented with some pictures of the devices from the video. The students will categorize them into two groups as "we have now and "we will have in the future".

Writing (9-10 minutes) • To check the ability of students to communicate with each other and produce.

Students will be handed out writing task worksheets on which there are tasks to make students communicate with each other in the future tense with the given vocabulary and to make them write about the future lives of themselves as a group. At the end of the task, they will be asked to present their typical days in terms of categories such as house, work, school, etc.

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