Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell

No More Exam!(going to yes/no questions)
A2 level


This lesson continues with the same context as the previous lesson about future plan with 'going to', though the lesson becomes more personalized at the end. It extends work on the grammar covered in the last two lesson and provides controlled and freer practice. The listening provides source for the grammar focus.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and give practice with 'might+going to' and yes/no questions with 'going to' through the context of future plans.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give freer speaking practice in the context of a future plans conversation.


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

Write on W/B "What are you going to do after class?" "Are you going to go home after class?" "Are you going to eat after class?" "Are you going to sleep after class?" With a partner ask Ss ask the following questions. Elicit WCFB from class Handout R11.4 transcipt "Here is the conversation you just heard about future plans after an exam. With a partner underline the questions and circle all the answers" Elicit WCFB "What was a question asked? and "What were the answer to this question?"

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Handout ex9 "You will listen to a conversation and answer the question(show ex9" Play Cd11.8 Ss work in pairs/small groups to check their answer "With a partner check your answers. Are you answers the same or different" Play recording again. Wİth one student writing on the board, Elicit WCFB to check answers.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Handout ex10 "With a partner, fill in the gaps with the correct verb 'be'" B/W subject + 'be' verb I + _______ She/He/it + ____ We + ___ You + _____ They + ______ Elicit the correct be verbs from the Ss. After the Ss are finished have the Ss pass there papers over to their neighbors and put the correct answers on the board "Pass your papers to your neighbor and check their answers" Let the Ss check their answers

Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Write on the W/B(throughout WC drill): Sentence with going to Subject + verb be + going to + infinitive(without to) He is going to sell his car. Question Verb be + Subject + going to + infinitive Is he going to sell his car? Answer Yes, he is. No, he is not(isn’t). When talking to someone. Are you going to get a job? Yes, I am. No, I am not. “There is one more answer to these questions. Do you remember?(point to questions) Either yes/no or….(pause) Might” 100% 50% 100% Yes, he is. He might. No, he isn’t Yes, I am I might. No, I am not. Highlight pronunciation /aI/ Might (mayt) Model and drill “The voice rises when asking questions with simple answers. Like these question.(point) The answer is yes or no. The answer is simple so the voice rises at the end of the questions Model and drill

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Handout ex107 "With a partner complete the chart by asking Yes/No question to your partner about Tim,Debbie, Sid and Claire.(point to chart) Use the speech bubbles to help you.(Model with a student) When you are finished answer the b. question. Who is going to have a lazy weekend, a busy weekend, an active weekend." Lazy - no work a lot of relaxing and resting Busy - a lot of things to do Active - playing sports Monitor the Ss. Ask, "Who is going to have a lazy weekend, a busy weekend, an active weekend." Elicit feedback

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Handout Ex12 "Look at the plans. Make yes/no question with you" Model on the WB Monitor and give FB Handout answer key Ss check their answers "Check your answers."

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

"Now you are going to ask the Ss the questions you made. If you remember in the beginning of the lesson I asked the YES/NO question then I asked more questions, or follow up questions. Are you going to eat something after class? What are you going to eat? You ask follow up question to get more information. Model with S." "When someone answers yes to your question mark and X in the box and ask someone a different question. You should try to have an X marked in every box." monitor Ss Use answer key to ask question and elicit answers from Ss Give delayed FB

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