Steven Steven

Pre-intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice with the verb will an won't in the context of optimist and pessimist and practice fluency

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice identifying the amin verb in a sentence and also eliciting providing their opposite verb


Warmer/Lead-in - What will the future be like? (3-5 minutes) • For Ss to use the target language 'will' and 'won''t and to make predictions that will lead in to being optimistic or pessimistic

1. T will greet the Ss 2. T will show ss a slide with a list of questions about "what will the future be like" and discuss them briefly which each student. 3. T will clarify the meanings through example if necessary

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • Learning grammar - Will and Won't, introducing optimist and pessimist + pronunciation

1. T will give show Ss the slide and briefly explain the words pessimistic and optimist. T will demonstrate pronunciaiton and give a few example sentences for each 2. T will elicit a few sample sentences and ask Ss if it is an example of pesssistic or optimistic a. Studying will take too much time. I will probably fail my exam anyway b. I will study hard and do my best. Which do you think is better?

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • optimist or pessimist - Ss will label whch sentences are optimists and which are pessimists

1. T will show the following slide containing Your Friend Says and You Say. T will instruct Ss to label which sentence are pessimistic (P) and which sentence is optimistic (O) 2. T will let the Ss look at the slides for a minute and do number 1 together. T will tell them to take a screen shot and then send them to breakout rooms and ask the following ICQ's: a. did everyone take a screen shot? b. what will we fill in the blanks? 3. Ss will discuss each answer in breakout rooms decide which are optimistic and which are pessimistic 4. T will ask Ss for the answer 5. T will concept question by asking 'people will never change', is that optimistic or pessimistic? (p). 'People usually learn from their mistakes and get better', is that optimistic or pessimistic? (o)

Clarification (3-4 minutes) • Listen and check + eliciting the main verbs

1. T will play the audio file for Ss to check the answers and to clarify which sentences are opitimistic and which are pessimistic 2. T will then elicit the students to find the main verbs in some of the sentences from the You Say section. T will give the first answer to Ss 3. Ss will give answers pointing out main verbs in some of the sentences

Controlled Practices 1 and 2 (5-7 minutes) • Practice speaking the target language and listening - 'What would you say' (speaking) plus opposite verbs (listening)

1. T will ask Ss what they would say in each situation and instruct them to discuss their anwers in breakout rooms 2. T will ask the students to share their responses for each item and if the response is optimistic or pessimistic 3. T will ask if the above sentences are in present or future tense, and will elicit by asking 'how do we know'? (will/won't) Opposite verbs: 1. T will play audio file of 5 sentences and instruct the Ss to listen carefuly for the main verbs in each sentence 2. T will ask Ss to answer the main verbs for each sentence 3. T will then elicit the Ss to say the opposite of each verbs 4. T will demonstrate the first opposite to main verb

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • Verbs, matching, opposite verbs

1. T will show the next slide and have Ss look at the verbs and the pictures 2. T will instruct Ss to match the verbs to the pictures and put them in breakout rooms and match as many as they can 3. t will ask ICQ's: a. who can tell me what will we do? 3. T will then ask Ss for to reveal answers and check (Skip this stage if necessary and move on to free practice) 4. T will show side B along with the previous slide. Ss will instruct Ss to find the opposite verb for each in pairs (breakout room) 5. T will ask Ss for the answers 6. T will concept check by asking if 'this verb' is an opposite of this 'verb'. Most answers will be wrong T will elicit students for the correct opposite verb

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • Questions to elicit a pessimstic or optimsitic response

1. T will show Ss slide with various questions of different subjects. 2. T will ask each Ss a question on the final slide and move on the next after every Ss answers. T will instruct Ss to discuss the remainign questions in breakout rooms 3. Ss will assess themselves whether or not they have an optimistic answer or a pessimistic answer. 4. T will ask Ss to share their responses

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