TP8a -- Speaking about Plans -- Valdes 6-19
To give Ss practice in speaking for accuracy and fluency in the context of making possible and definitive plans for the weekend and for life.
To consolidate Ss command of question, affirmative, and negative forms of "be going to" in the context of plan-making.
Procedure (38-44 minutes)
Show your bucket list on the board, clarifying that these are goals and not yet achieved. Ask Ss what they want to do before they die. Have discuss in pairs, then take some WC FB.
On WB, review (1) conversion of "to be" conjugations into question form, and (2) whether might or going to can be used to formulate questions (going to). Give Ss exercise. Have them check answers with partners, then consult answer key on back. Address pertinent problems WC.
Group Ss into 3s. Give different papers (1, 2, and 3), instructing them not to show each other. Instruct that they will ask each other questions to find missing information and fill in the whole chart. On WB, check that Ss understand exercise's symbols for going to, not going to, and might. Demo first empty box on one paper. Monitor for good/problematic language. Do delayed EC after activity.
Ss will speak with a partner about their plans for either their weekend or their lives, having the choice of one or the other. Give Ss 3-4 mins to generate ideas on their page, but instruct before and monitor during that they do not write full sentences. Get Ss into pairs, seated, and have each speak for 2-3 mins. Remind listener to listen for their partner's interesting plans. Take content FB before rotating, then do one rotation. Monitor for language.
After taking content FB at end of last exercise, highlight good use of language and address pertinent language issues WC.