Tourism, "be going to" and "will"
Pre-Intermediate, A2 level
To provide clarification of "be going to" and "will" for future plans in the context of tourism.
To provide practice of "be going to" and "will" for future plans in the context of t
Procedure (25-31 minutes)
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.
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.
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.
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.