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Grammar- future clauses
intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss. will learn about the future time clauses through reading 3 short extracts about 3 people who decided to change their jobs. After discussing the reading, the marker sentences will be introduced and clarified as pronunciation, meaning and form. Afterwards, Ss will do sentence completion activity as controlled practice. Finally, ss will move to the freer practice through discussing their plans, ambitions and the consequences if their plans are true.


Abc sentence completion worksheet
Abc matching- activity handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of future time clauses in the context of reading for discussing future ambitions and plans

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of future ambitions and plans


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

T. shows a picture for Clare on the PPT and tries to elicit answers for the following questions: 1. What does she do? 2. Does she look happy? Elicit, concept check and drill, then write the new vocabulary items on the board (plumber, resign)

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

T. asks ss to read about the other two people in the extracts to find out: 1. What do they do? 2. Do they look happy? T. asks Ss to do the activity on p. 53 - language focus to match the marker sentences to the persons.

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

T. elicits the meanings of the sentences and check their understanding using CCQs. T. highlights the intonation pattern and the use of commas to mark the pause in the pronounced form. T. elicits the structure of the future time clauses and try to emphasize the general formula for all the marker sentences.

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

T. asks do Ex. 2 on p. 53 individually to make it true for themselves students A will do the first 4 sentences and the B students will do the last 4 individually then Ss will be asked to discuss their answers together for all the questions. T. asks ss. to choose one desire or plan to tell about his partner.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T. asks one student to move from one side of the class to the other to switch up pairs. T. asks Ss to discuss their desires or plans for future in pairs. T. demonstrates the activity using open- pairs interaction.

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