Burak Candan Burak Candan

Teaching Practice 5
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about future possibilities: may, might, could, will/going in the context of global warming.


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Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with clarification and practice of future predictions: may, might, could, will, going to in the context of global warming.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss practice in listening and speaking.


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

T sets the lesson context by showing a picture of a couple who are looking at the photos in a newspaper and asks who are they, and what are they doing? Then, T sticks some pictures about global warming from the newspaper on the whiteboard and asks what ss see in the photos and discuss with their partners for 1 minute Then T elicits "global warming" from the students, writes it on the board.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T tells students to look at questions: "What is Hannah worried about, What do the scientists say about the future?, What examples of global warming does Hannah give?" and asks them to guess the questions with their partners. T gives 2 minutes to discuss. T gets some of the ideas but doesn't tell the exact answers. Then, Ss listen to the text individually and check their answers. W/c FB takes place. T elicits some modal sentences from the students in the W/c FB.

Clarification (9-11 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T shows some modal sentences: "You are going to have a baby, polar bears might die, the earth will be warmer etc." These sentences were elicited from the students or from the text and each of them includes TL. T shows a cline in order to clarify the meaning with the modal sentences and gives (HO1) to the ss which includes future predictions cards: might, may, could, going to, will. T asks them to put those cards on the cline. Ss work with their partners, come to the board and put them to the cline. T asks a CCQ (which one is stronger? Might or will?) and elicits the answers from the ss to clarify the meaning. Model and drill the sentence chorally and individually. Write/show the modal sentences on the WB and elicit sentence stress. Elicit the form from the students. W/c FB.

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

T gives HO2 to students and asks them to read the sentences and complete them with the correct verb forms from the chart. (HO2) 1- Of course, things are ________ change a lot in the next hundred years… 2- No one says it _______ get warmer or it ______ get warmer any more. 3- Scientists say that it definitely ______ get warmer. 4- They say temperatures ________ rise by up to 4°C. 5- We ______ do our bit. 6- Ok, but it _______ be too late already. T gives 3 minutes for this activity. Students work individually. T monitors ss genuinely to make sure students understand the target language and use it correctly. Ss check their answers with their partners. Then ss listen to the text again to check their answers. W/c FB takes place.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T gives HO3 and asks students to choose the correct verb form. T gives 3 minutes for this activity. Ss work individually for this activity. They check their answers with their partners. W/c FB takes place. ICQ: Are you working together or individually?

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

T gives HO4 to students and asks them to ask and answer the questions. Questions: Do you think the earth will continue to get warmer? Do you think all the ice will melt? Do you think more people travel by train? Do you think new sources of energy will be found? Do you think our lifestyles will have to change? Ss work in groups of three for this activity. W/c FB takes place.

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