Hager Hager

Grammar lesson (future clauses)
intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be better able to know how to use the future clauses conjunctions of if, when, unless, until, as soon as and before. They will be better able to know the differences between them to use them correctly. They will practice using them in a speaking activity.


Abc New Cutting Edge-intermediate (Students' book)
Abc Handouts
Abc My notebook
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Answer keys

Main Aims

  • To provide a clarification of the future clauses in the context of future job plans.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the topic of their future plans using the future conjunctions.


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1-Tell the ss that I will share something very personal with them. 2-Show them my notebook and what I have written in it; it's about my future plans. 3-Try to use some of the future conjunctions like as soon as and when in talking. 4-Ask them to talk about their job future plans in pairs then nominate some ss to tell us about the future plans of their partners.

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

1-Pre-teach the vocabulary of the reading task; plumber, solicitor, resign and run (a hotel). 2-Tell them that they are going to read some passages about different persons. 3-Chest the quotes and ask them to match it with the passages. 4-Give an O/C feedback to check their answers.

Clarification (9-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1-Tell them about the questions in HO1 then answer the first questions with them. 2-Ask them to answer these questions individually 3-While they're checking their answer, draw the timeline of each conjunction on the board. 4-After finishing, ask them to check their answers in pairs. 5-Give them the answer key. 6-Now, ask them about the timelines on the board and try to elicit the rule from them.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1-Chest HO2 and ask ss to answer these 6 questions and make them true for themselves. 2-Monitor while they're answering to check if they are using the correct tense. 3-Nominate some ss to say one sentence and ask the st who answered to name another one and so on.

Freer Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1-Switch pairs by giving them different letters like A, B and C and ask each letter to sit together. 2-Ask them to discuss their sentences with their partners and demo them the activity by having the conversation with one of the ss. 3-Give an O/C feedback by nominating ss to tell us about their partners.

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