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Tourism, "be going to" and "will"
Pre-Intermediate, A2 level


In this lesson, students focus on future plans by using "be going to" and "will". First the students get engaged by answering questions about the listening that they study in previous parts. They focus on the form and meainging of the tense. Then a semi-controlled activity takes place. Students answer the problems as a hotel manager. Finally, a controlled written/spoken activity takes place and students are given a dialogue. They fill in the gaps in the dialogue with "wil"l and "be going to".


Abc Exercise 2
Abc Exercise 3

Main Aims

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

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of "be going to" and "will" for future plans in the context of t


Lead-in (6-7 minutes) • To arouse students' interests about the topic on the listenig activity to link the target language effectively.

First, greet students and ask about their weekend. Then to link target language with speaking activity I will ask about Nicki and Gavin's weekend. I will ask what problems they had and I will write students answers on the board: * The hotel doesn't accept credit cards. * The lift isn't working. * The shower is very cold. After that, I will ask students to tell the responses. I will write the responses opposite the problems. * I'll pay now. * We'll walk. * I'll fix it this evening. I will ask :"What did the manager say when Nicki and Gavin got to the hotel late?" * I'll call the police. "What was their response?" *It won't happen again. * We won't be back. Then I will ask about Nicki and Gavin's plans for the evening and I will write the sentence on the board. * We're going to see a film at the cinema. "What did the hotel manager ask about their plans?" * What time are you going to come back? "Nicki and Gavin had a lot of problems at the hotel. What did they plan to do?" *We're going to stay at another hotel.

Language Focus (7-9 minutes) • To remind students the form and meaning of "be going to" and "will" for future plans and enable the students to distinguish the difference in meaning.

I will ask students: "Which decisions are made now?" and write "decisions made now" under the sentences with "will". Later, I will ask: "Which decisions were made previously?" and write "decisions made previously" under the sentences with "be going to". I will elicit the structure of the sentences and underline them. I will drill the sentences to show the contractions and sentence stress.

Semi-Controlled Practice (12-15 minutes) • To encourage students make sentences in the target language.

I will give Exercise 2 and make students work in pairs. I will do the first two as examples and ask students to write answers to the given problems. I will use ICQs to check if students understand.

Contolled written/spoken practice • To practice the use of the target tense in different sentences.

I will change students' places to make new pair. Then I will give students a dialogue between a hotel manager and a guest and ask them to complete the dialogue. Students will work in pairs. After checking answers, students will read aloud the answers.

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