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Teaching Practice 1, the practice of future forms in the context of optimism


In this lesson, students review the future forms through listening activity based on different people's opinion about being optimistic and share their own ideas with their classmates. There is some controlled practice through gap fill activity based on " if do.... will do..."Finally there is a group discussion about being optimistic.


Abc Listening HO
Abc Grammar HO
Abc Recording in computer
Abc Answer keys

Main Aims

  • 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.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice in listening for gist, specific information and detail.


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To make a link with the previous lesson

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.

Gist (5-7 minutes) • Listen for gist

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.

Specific information (5-7 minutes) • Find the specific information in the listening task

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.

Personalisation (3-5 minutes) • Personalise the ideas mentioned in the listening task

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.

Language focus (6-8 minutes) • Review the future tense

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.

Controlled practice (2-3 minutes) • Check how well they understood the difference between "will" "going to" and present simple

Ss work in the same groups to complete ex 2. Monitor quietly, then take feedback.

Follow up (6-8 minutes) • Discuss the speaker's optimism and use future tense

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.

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