Youssof Youssof

pre-intermediate level


Abc Listening 5.8, 5.9 & 5.10

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of future plan using "be going to + base form verb" in the context of traveling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide difference of "will" & "be going to + base form verb"
  • To provide review of couchsurfing vocabulary topic
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking about a future plans
  • Use the colloquial expression “gonna”


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

Ask students to share their travel experiences with a partner then report to the class. They can use these leading questions: Have you ever been abroad? Where have you been? What did you do there? Where did you stay? Ask ICQs.

Checking understanding (2-3 minutes) • To check whether the students have prepared and understood the content. Recap and give an idea about the topic to those who did not prepare.

Quickly ask the students to answer the question: what is couchsurfing? depending on their preparation. Also answer the T & F questions related to to the listening.

Task (3-4 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Divide the students to work in pairs. Share their plans for their perfect weekend. Then report to the class. They should say 4-6 sentences using future tense. Ask ICQs.

Analysis and feedback (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback for students' reporting

Write down any possible grammatical errors especially for plans in future tense. Project it on the camera projector and elicit corrections from the students. If they can not find the correction, the instructor will share it with them and ask CCQs.

Elicit differences (3-4 minutes) • To elicit differences between "will" & "be going to + base form verb". Also present progressive and future tense.

Ask the students about the difference between given sentences. Stress the fact the present progressive can be used for ongoing actions and can also be used for future plans. Tell students that present progressive may have the same meaning of "be going to + base form verb". Ask students what "gonne" means. Ask them to transform "going to" to "gonna". Ask CCQs.

Language Practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Ask students to work in pairs to plan for a trip in 3 cities in the same continent. They can plan up to 10 days. They can use the internet. Tell us where you are going to go & what are you going to do. Use “going to” and “gonna”. Ask ICQs Use peer correction when students make errors while presenting their trip plan.

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