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Future Perfect/Future Continuous
Upper Intermediate level


This lesson is mainly going to focus on reviewing and extending students’ understanding of Future Perfect and Future Continuous through the context of the text, drilling and speaking practice. The students will also analyze time phrases to identify the difference of the mentioned times, and apply their knowledge in speaking.


Main Aims

  • To review and extend students’ awareness of Future Perfect and Future Continuous, and give controlled and semi-controlled practice in them, in the context of future goals.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Students practice in speaking for fluency.


Class profile • Background

A group of students consists of about 9-13 people of different gender and age. The learners are very friendly and supportive. Their first language is mainly Turkish but all of them are very enthusiastic about learning English. Most of the learners are learning English for studying and for career so they are well motivated and eager to progress.


I expect the students be engaged in practicing Future Times in terms of their goals.

Personal Aims

To follow my lesson plan precisely.

Timetable Fit

In the previous lesson the students read the text about infectious deceases and perspective ways of treatment and solutions. The learners are going to refer to the time phrases used in the text to analyze grammar tenses and practice usage by personalisation.

Anticipated problems & solutions.

The students may be confused by long chain of the structures as well as the fact that Future Perfect is not often used in daily speech. Moreover, if the student doesn’t have analogy in his first language, he may happen to get confused in understanding and usage Future Tenses structure generally.


Handouts from : Clandfield, L.& Robb Benne, R. (2011) Global Upper Intermediate Coursebook, Macmillan, U1, p.13; grammar ex. 1-3,Speaking ex 1-2 Filling the gaps handout adapted from : Clandfield, L.& Robb Benne, R. (2011) Global Upper Intermediate Coursebook, Macmillan, U1, p 135

lead in / Presentation /Focus on Meaning (5-7 minutes) • Ask students to look at the reading from the previous lesson and find out what the World Health Organisation hopes for 2020, and what health workers plans are for cure and prevention of polio. Encourage Ss to notice the target sentences –“Hopes are high that…” and “Health workers will be …” Get these sentences onto the board. SS use Grammar ex.1 to think about meaning.

1)The students will skim the text to find out the World Health Organisation hopes for 2020, and what health workers plans are for cure and prevention of polio. 2) Ask students which time does the author refer and how they know that. Write the phrases like “Hopes are high that…” and “Health workers will be in the right part of the board. 3) Ask them to underline/highlight phrases which refer to the Future and use Ex 1 to think about meaning. 4) Check them

Focus on form (7-10 minutes) • Ss use Grammar ex 2 to think about meaning

Students use ex 2 to think about meaning, they work in pairs and complete the rules. Fb by asking to write on the board and define the time. Write the form of Future Tense in the middle of the board. Highlight the structure: will + be + ing/will + have + past participle Explain the difference between two times by drawing time line on the board. Highlight time phrases (by the time, by the end of the year, in 2020, complete action and duration show on the board. Give your own examples if necessary.

Controlled Practice (7-10 minutes) • to controll understanding

Ask Ss about AIDS. Do they know about any new ways/innovations of treatment? Is this disease still incurable /preventable? Chest handouts in front of the students and ask them to read filling the gaps exercise without writing anything. Check them if they understood the instructions. Ask the Ss to fill the gaps. Prepare answer key and show it in OHP. Make the Ss compare their answers. Handout the worksheets from Global Up-int p 135 Ex 7 and

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes)

Get the students to notice the time phrases in ex & - By the year…” and ‘Over the next twenty years…” and notice which future form they are used with – perfect or continuous. Grammar Ex 3 – focus Ss on the ‘’Vision 2020’’ text and ask what their goals are. Elicit a couple, then Ss complete the rest using future perfect or continuous. Take FB.

Semi-controlled practice/Personalisation/Speaking (7-10 minutes)

Ask Ss what their goals are for the future in health/job/family, etc. Ss complete the prompts in Speaking ex 2 on their own. Monitor and help with form and accuracy. Before the lesson prepare some of own examples. Use these as a model for the instruction- and after the Ss have completed their prompts – to do some drilling. Drill full sentence and keep them natural – so Ss practice the contracted form ‘’I’ll’ve… ‘’ then Ss compare their ideas for the prompts in pairs speaking Ex 2. Take some general FB. Examples to drill: I will have learned all twelve tenses by the end of the year. = I’ll’ve learned. I will be siiting at my task all night long. =I’ll be sitting… Make students to pronounce the sentences several times. All together/separetly, using gesture /hands.

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