Stuart P. Horsey Jr. Stuart P. Horsey Jr.

B2 level


This will be a grammar lesson on use of the future continuous and the future simple. Some content used to explore and practice these tenses will revolve around how professions in society will change in the future. The content provided comes from pages 26 as well as 140 in the B2 Handbook, as well as Audio 3.1


Main Aims

  • To provide review of and practice with the future continuous tense.
  • To provide review of and practice with the future simple tense.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification on the distinctions between future simple and future continuous tenses.


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

I will propose the questions - How do you think the world of work will change in the next ten or twenty years? - What will be professions that'll have a bigger market or take more precedence in the future? How about anything completely new? - in order to set up the lesson about future tenses.

Exposure / Text Work (8-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

I'll provide an audio that we'll listen to together off of my device. This is an audio of 4:34, so there will likely only be opportunity to play it once. I will want to take two minutes to get short feedback from the students on things they noticed or weren't sure of, before moving into the MFPA portion of the lesson.

Useful Language & Clarification (8-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

I will present a Slides form to clarify the MFPA of the target language. There will be images to clarify these different professions but a focus on future tense grammar.

Productive Tasks - Controlled & Free Practices (20-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

I will present a controlled practice using Google Forms where students will match the correct tense in several sentences. Depending on logistics, I will send them to breakout rooms to give more privacy / opportunity to discover the language on their own. After brief feedback and a check on the answers, they will have a brief free practice where they'll be instructed to write their own stories about what the future of *a* profession will be like.

Feedback and Error Correction (6-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

There will be time to use the Zoom Whiteboard to provide Delayed Error Correction as well as responses to their Free Practice content.

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