Giovanna Meinberg Paganini Giovanna Meinberg Paganini

Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will focus their learning on the verbs will and won't in the context of promises, offer, and decisions. First, I will ask students to talk about the topic as a general lead-in. Then students will be presented with a text in which they will need to understand the general gist of the target language. After this brief exposure, I will go into MFP so that students have a better understanding of the grammatical structure. In order to give students practice with the target language they will be presented with a controlled and a freer task. Finally, we will conduct open class feedback and any delayed error correction necessary that was observed during the lesson.


Abc English File Student's Book (3rd edition)

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of will and won't verbs in the context of decisions, offers, and promises.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of decisions, offers, and promises.
  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about relationships in the context of promises, offers, and decisions.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the topic.

T welcomes Ss and asks them to talk in pairs for 2 minutes via Zoom breakout rooms about a time when they made a promise to someone. T monitors breakout rooms and takes notes on the conversations. Ss share their partner's answers in OCFB.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T sends Ss a Google Form and instructs them to read the text and decide whether the title is true or not. Ss work on the Google Form individually for 3 minutes. T asks Ss to compare answers via Zoom breakout rooms for 1 minute while T monitors. Ss report their answers in OCFB and T agrees or disagrees by looking at the text to guide students.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T send Ss a Google Slide in which Ss work individually on each slide for 2 minutes while T monitors (meaning). Ss report their answers back as OCFB T checks students have understood meaning with CCQs: cartoon 1: Did Joshua know he wanted a coke before? (no) cartoon 2: Does Jack have to help Martha? (no) cartoon 3: Is Arthur coming back? (yes) T clarifies Form and Pronunciation by using a blank google slide. T asks Ss what the negative of will is (won't) and shows that a verb usually comes after will or won't in a sentence (use exercise sentences to elicit from students). T drills and practices the pronunciation of will and won't.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T sends Ss a google slide and asks that they work individually on two slides each for 5 minutes. T works on one example with the class and monitors while students are working on the slides. Ss check their answers with a partner via Zoom breakout rooms for 2 minutes while T monitors. OCFB is conducted in order to check for the correct answers.

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

T will ask Ss to work in pairs and give the following instructions: "With a partner come up with a new scenario of a promise that you just made to someone and tell your partner what you will do and what you will not do to complete the promise." Ss will discuss in Zoom breakout rooms for 5 minutes while T monitors. Ss will share what their partner has said in OCFB. T will end class with feedback, questions, and DEC.

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