Intermediate B1+ level
To enable students to understand the difference in the use of various future forms (will, be going to, present continuous) in the context of conversations about going to a party.
To develop students´ listening skills for gist and for specific information. To improve students´ awareness of intonations in future forms.
Procedure (40-46 minutes)
Show Ss the picture pag. 35. Tell them that Zoe and Sandy are flatmates. Point out that Sandy is crying. Ask Ss “Why is Sandy unhappy?”. Talk in pairs. Brainstorming in class. Listen to the recording 1.31 to find out why Sandy is unhappy (answer: because David hasn´t rung). Use questions: Where you right? Why? Why not?
Ss look the numbered parts of the conversation in Ex.1. T explains that each is a different way of talking about future. Ss identify the form in each case. (1: present continuous, 2: going to, 3: will)
Ex. 2 pag.35: Go through the choices and in pairs Ss match them to one of the numbered forms. Language focus on future form using CCQs, timelines, examples in w/b
Ex.3 pag.35: Ss underline the most appropriate future form, deciding what the situation is for each form choice (i.e. a spontaneous decision, an intention, or an arrangement). T monitoring, collects problems. Feedback by listening to the conversation. Ex. 4 pag.35: Ss in groups put the verb in the most appropriate form. Monitoring and making sure that everyone has understood the differences between the forms. Check the answers with an answer key.
T asks Ss “Is there a future between Sandy and David?”. Play recording 1.34. T asks: “What happened?”, “What´s your answer now?”: talk in pairs/groups.