Think positive - or negative?
To provide fluency speaking practice in a making predictions in the context of negative predictions: 'You're a pessimist' and positive / negative predictions: Fortune telling
To provide practice in pronunciation of 'll / won't
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
-Have you ever had your future told? -Do you want to know about your future? -What are the different ways people predict the future? -How do you predict the future in your country?
-T will show sentences containing the contracted form of will. -Ss will listen to an audio file and read the sentences. -T pauses the audio file after each sentence for Ss to repeat and copy the rhythm. -Ss will listen to sentences containing the contracted form 'won't'. -T will pause after each sentence to give Ss time to write down what they heard. The point here is for Ss to compare similar sounds of 'won't' and 'want'. -Ss compare their answers in pairs in BOR. -Back in the main room, Ss and T have a brief feedback. -T asks (about the difference between 'won't' and 'want'. -Look at the sentences, what can you see after 'won't'? A verb. Bare infinitive. -What comes after 'want'? 'to'
-Ss look at the poster for 'Your future is in your hands' and learn about the 6 different categories in which the lines in the palm of your hand are divided. -Ss read the meaning of each line in the palm. -Then Ss proceed to write prediction sentences based on the information above and the prompts given.
-In pairs, Ss go to BOR. -Ss will 'read each other's hands'. If Ss, can't come up with predictions, they can use the sentences they wrote in the previous exercise. -Ss A reads S's B hand, and vice-versa. -Ss will try to write 3 positive sentences and 3 negative sentences making predictions about their partner's future.
-Back in the main room, Ss share what their peers predicted. -Do you think the predictions will come true?