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Tourism- "be going to" and Present Continuous Lesson
Pre- intermediate level


In this lesson, students focus on future plans by using "be going to" and "Present Continuous". First, the students get engaged by answering the questions about the paragraph that they study in previous parts. With this paragraph, they focus on the form and meaning of target tense. Then a couple of controlled- practice activities take place through rearranging questions and answering them. Finally, the students talk on an imaginary situation by using the target tense.


Abc Unscrambled sentences hand out

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of "be going to" and "present continuous" for future plans in the context of tourism.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of "be going to" and "present continuous" in the context of tourism.


Lead- in (7-10 minutes) • To introduce myself, warm up students and arouse their interest about the topic on the reading text to link the target tense effectively.

First, I will introduce myself and ask them how they feel. I will write three questions about the reading text to remind them the topic and gather their attention on the text again. I will write some of the students' answers on the board. The questions are; - Do you think is the cable car a good idea? - What are the disadvantages of building a cable car in Machu Picchu? - What do you remember about Ana's plans against cable car? Is she alone?

Language Focus (7-10 minutes) • To remind students the form and meaning of "be going to" and "present continuous" for future plans and enable the students to distinguish the difference in meaning.

I will focus their attention on to the sentences that we write as answers to the questions in lead- in part. First, I will ask questions about the meaning of these sentences. The questions are; - When do these activities happen? In the past, in the future or at the time of speaking? - Is there any difference between these two forms even if they are used for future plans? After we are agree on the meaning, I will gather their attention on the form of the tense and highlight it.

Controlled Practice (7-10 minutes) • To practice the use of the target tense in different sentences.

The students will work in pairs. Each pair will have the six of unscrambled sentences in Grammar part, exercise 1 on pg. 47. They will have two minutes to put these sentences in an order and they will try to be as quick as possible. When they finish the task, they will raise their hands. After everybody finishes, they form groups of four and check their answers. Then they will check their answers with the teacher and get feedback. As follow up task, they will answer these questions with their groups. I will give them the useful expressions in the language box. The expressions are; - I'm not sure. - I haven't decided yet. - It depends.

Semi- Controlled Speaking Practice (10-15 minutes) • To reinforce sts for practicing the target language and tense in a discussion.

The students work with their partners. I will introduce this task with a discussion about tourism in their home town and ask some questions and write them on the board. The questions are; - Do tourists come to Izmir? - Why do you think they prefer visiting Izmir? - Do you think is your city interesting enough for tourists? After they discuss these questions, they will imagine themselves as the mayor of Izmir and decide on what changes they can do for a better place. Then they form groups of four to share their ideas. At the end of the task, we will listen to the ideas of each group and do error correction with WC.

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