Shakur Jabbar Shakur Jabbar

Grammar: Predictions
Pre intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about making predictions with the adverbs maybe, probably, certainly, and definitely. The students will also learn the positive and the negative forms.


Abc Timeline handout
Abc Survey Handout
Abc Survey ppt
Abc Coursebook Handout
Abc Cut out sentences

Main Aims

  • To provide The opportunity to learn predictives, their meaning, usage, and to create their own sentences using the correct form

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students an opportunity to speak using the target language


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

I will link the listening text from the previous lesson. Questions about the listening text. 1. Did the radio program you listened to earlier talk about something in the past or future? 2.They used words like probably, possibly....(elicit other words from TL) So these words talk about the future. 3.Do we know the future for sure? 4.What do we say when we guess the future? Predict. Pre teach vocabulary word 'prediction'. Elicit-Write-Drill-Part of Speech-Stress

Test #1 - Frequency Cline (5-7 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

To test knowledge of meaning, I will give sts a handout of a timeline. Using the TL in the box on the page, sts will work alone and write the words in the correct place. After that, PW to check answers answer key provided. Instuctions - "Working alone, match the word to the correct place on the timeline." ICQ - "What are we doing?" Match the word to the correct place on the line. "Are we working alone or in pairs?" Alone An example will be done for them. Next sts will take cut up strips of sentences with TL, and place them on the WB in proper order. Sts will check their answers with the key provided an make corrections where needed. On the answer key, the forms are highlighted and the predictions are underlined and italicized with notes of the rules for form.

Teach (5-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

After noting the areas that need attention, I'll ask them what pattern do we notice with the word order? Does will come before or after? Does won't come before or after? Where are the words Maybe and Perhaps? Beginning or Middle? Then we'll go over pronunciation. I'll write the words and their phonemic form. Part of Speech---Pronunciation----Stress *The sentences from the handout out will be used as examples for the teaching of the word forms: Word order - Maybe/Perhaps + subject + will / won't + base verb Subject + will + certainly/definitely/possibly/probably + base verb Subject + certainly/definitely/probably + won't + base verb

Test #2 (5-8 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Sts will then work alone and complete excercise 1 by putting the words in brackets in the correct place in the sentences. Instructions 1."For each sentence, write the word in brackets in the correct place. 2.Work alone. 3.After we finish, we will check our answers." ICQ 1.What are you going to do? Write the word in brackets in the correct place. 2.Are you working alone or in pairs? Alone. 3.After you finish, what will we do? Check answers. I will model sentence 1 on WB.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Pre Teach the word "survey" I'll show pics of surveys to elicit the word. What a Dr. would do, or what a hotel or busines may ask you to fill out. Response expected is to ask Qs. After eliciting I'll tell them the words and that its used to ask questions. Instructions - 1.In the next activity, you'll complete a survey. You will work in groups and ask your group members the questions, and they must respond using one of the choices on the survey. 2. Tick the response they select. CCQ - 1. What will you ask your group members? The questions on the form. What will you tick? The responses. 3. With the whole class or only your group? Our group FB with a few results, and wrap up.

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