Gerson Oziel de la Barrera Castañeda Gerson Oziel de la Barrera Castañeda

Copy of Speakout Pre-intermediate 3.1
B1 level


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Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of present continuous and be going to for future in the context of free time activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about spending time in New York City
  • To provide process writing practice of a paragraph in the context of spending time with friends in the city
  • To provide review and practice of activity vocabulary in the context of making arrangements/plans


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher (T) shows the students's (Ss) the pictures and asks questions about them to draw their attention to the context and to revise the new words/phrases they learned earlier (e.g. see some live music, go sightseeing, see an exhibition, have an evening out).

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T asks ss to guess what the recording is about by looking at the pictures (e.g. Which city are they in? Do you know anything about New York? Is it an expensive city?) and explains that they are going listen to a recording about spending time in New York with little money. Ss listen to the recording and answer the comprehension questions. T does a whole class feedback. Then, they complete the information in the second exercise. They compare their answers with each other and listen again to check answers.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T asks students some questions about the recording and elicits the future meaning: -Which places in the photos do they talk about? (Central Park, Times Square, Staten Island Ferry, The High Line) -What do they talk about? (Future plans and arrengements)

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

T highlights some of the sentences from the recording and asks concept checking questions and highlights the use of present continuous for future and be going to (Do the people in the recording talk about the present or future? (Future) Do the sentences refer to the present or the future? (Future) What sentences do the sentences use? (Present continuous tense and be going to) What tense do we use for making arrangements with friends? (Present continuous) What tense do we use when there is an exact time and place? (Present Continuous) What tense do we use for plans which doesn't involve other people? (Be going to)). T elicits and highlights the form of the sentences and drills them chorally.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss makes sentences and questions with present continuous/be going to using the prompts. T does whole class feedback.

Free Practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T tells ss that they are going to work in groups and make plans for a day out in İstanbul having only 20 liras. After they have finished, the groups share their plans with the class. T monitors, takes notes and gives feedback in the end.

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