Kathleen Kopp Kathleen Kopp

Going on a trip
CLB 3 & 4 level


Learning to talk about future plans using "going to" verb structure


Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To review and practice specific vocabulary in the context of travel
  • To use “going to” in the context of travel
  • To practice “going to” correctly while speaking about future plans

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about going to verb form in the context of travel


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

Teacher walks in with a bag filled with passport, camera, sunglasses, map, wallet, hat, phone, runners and says "Good Morning!" and asks the following questions... 1) What is the best way to travel? Plane, bus or car. Turn to a partner and discuss the quesiton 2) What is the best season to travel in? Share answers with class

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher shows a tropical beach photo and asks "what do you see in this photo"? some possible answers would be sand, beach, sun, water Teacher says today we will practice using the verb "going to" to talk about future plans. First we will read to learn some words about vacations/trips to develop our vocabulary. Vocabulary: Teacher elicits vocabulary and writes the words on the board 1) Clothes 2) Documents 3) Money

Clarification (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Handout (controlled practice) I love to travel. Next summer I am going to drive to Vancouver with my friend. I am going to stay at a hotel downtown. I am going to eat seafood and go hiking. I am going to have a wonderful trip! I need some things for my trip. I am going to buy new runners for hiking. I need sunscreen for the beach, I am going to the pharmacy to buy some. Maybe I am going to bring my favourite hat. I am very excited for my trip to Vancouver! 1) Where am I going? 2) Where am I going to stay? 3) Who am I going with? 4) What am I going to do? 5) Do you have any questions about this trip? Students share answers with class, teacher reads entire text higgling "going to" Handout (Controlled practice) Students have pictures and sentences that need to be matched together 7 Pictures with matching sentences The pictures are... First picture: Car with 2 friends in it Second picture: Hotel Third picture: Hiking Fourth picture: Eating Fifth picture: Runners Sixth picture: Pharmacy Second picture: Hat Sentences are: 1) I am going to drive to Vancouver with my friend 2) I am going to stay in a hotel 3) I am going hiking 4) I am going to eat seafood 5) I am going shopping for runners 6) I am going to the pharmacy 7) I am going to wear my hat

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