Teaching Practice 1, the practice of future forms in the context of optimism
To review and extend students' awarenessof future forms- will, going to, present continuous and present simple- and give controlled practice in them in the context of optimism.
To give students practice in listening for gist, specific information and detail.
Procedure (31-43 minutes)
Make a link from the previous lesson by recapping what they said they are optimistic about. Address to some of the sts and ask them to tell one thing that they are optimistic about and why and make short notes of their asnwers on the board. Then tell them that they are going to listen to 5 people answering the same question.
Show the sts the chart for the Listening ex1. Tell them that they are going to read and tick the correct speaker or speakers. Handout the chart and stick one to the wb.Ask Ahmed ICQ. As soon as they finish listening, Ask them to check in pairs and while checking monitor to see if all them speak English. Draw their attention to the board and invite volunteers to tick one answer per each.
Focus Ss on the statements in ex 2. Discuss in pairs if they remember if they are True/False. Play the recording again. Ss listen and check in pairs. They check their answers with answer key put on the walls.
Remind the Ss what the speakers in the listening activity were optimistic about. Group them according to the colours at the back of their desks and discuss the question in ex 3. Monitor actively, join the groups, ask questions.
Draw a timeline on the board, very briefly work on past, present and future. Elicit some sentences that were in the future tense in the listening task. Ask if only "will" is used to speak something about in the future. Draw their attetion to the board and give some clues when it is appropriate to use "will" "going to" and present simple for the future tense. Then work in groups to complete ex 1 and check the answers from an answer key that is on the board.
Ss work in the same groups to complete ex 2. Monitor quietly, then take feedback.
Ss make two circles: inner and outer and face each other. Discuss the questions in ex 3. Tell them that they are going to speak to the person who is facing them and move clockwise and talk to another person when they hear my clappiing twice.Demonstrate it so they don't get confused.