Luke Luke

TP 3 Will Grice
Pre-Intermediate level


Abc Task 1 TP 3
Abc TP 3 Jamboard

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of present continuous and going to + infinitive for future tense.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of being nervous.


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will describe a situation that makes me nervous and ask some Ss to share one time they were really nervous.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will be provided 8 sentences and will be asked to order them into three categories: not nervous, a little nervous, very nervous. The 8 sentences are: 1) You are going to see the doctor. 2) You are swimming with sharks. 3) You are meeting with your boss. 4) You are going to take a test. 5) You are travelling by yourself. 6) You are going to visit your parents. 7) You are watching a scary movie. 8) You are eating at a new restaurant.

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

I will ask Ss if they notice any patterns with the verbs in the 8 sentences. I will underline the structure I am looking for in the first sentence, which is 'are going to see'. I will not underline the present continuous examples, and see if Ss will notice what all the verbs share in common (-ing).

Clarification (7-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The target language I am focusing on is using present continuous tense and using 'going to' when referring to the future. After being exposed to the eight sentences which contained the target language, I will then cover the MFPA of two of the sentences, one using present continuous tense, and the other using going to. Meaning: Going to CCQs: When is this action referring to? Present / Future What action will happen in the future? going to / the infinitive Present continuous CCQs: What am I doing right now? The action Will I continue to do the action? Y / N Form: Going to + infinitive. Ask Ss what part of speech is 'to', and clarify it's importance as a preposition. Ss need to know to use the verb in its infinitive form. Am, is, are + present participle. Ask Ss what 'am, is, are' mean, and hopefully they say 'to be'. Need to recognize to use the correct tense for 'to be' and how to form the present participle (adding -ing to the verb). Pronunciation: 'Going to' sound more like 'goin to' when pronounced and will never carry the stress, the stress will always fall on the verb after 'going to'. I will model pronunciation for students and have them drill with all the verbs. The present participle will keep the same stress it originally had, but just add an extra syllable at the end. The stress will never fall on -ing. I will model some verbs from the example sentences in their present participle form and have students drill.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss will have be given a handout to look over that contains two paragraphs with the verbs missing. Ss will have to fill in the verbs correctly, using either the present continuous form or going to + the infinitive. (4-5 min) Ss will be given the 8 verbs that were used in the exposure exercise. Ss will check their answers with a partner and I will perform any feedback necessary (3 min).

Free Practice (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss will be given a prompt to describe things that make them nervous. Ss will have a few minutes to think of ideas (2 min). Ss will be placed in pairs and will practice speaking. Ss will be encouraged to use other verbs then the 8 used earlier in the lesson. Ss will be told to write down the way their partner forms the verbs, as they will have to share what their partner said. I will monitor the conversations (5 min). OCFB where the Ss share about what their partner said and I can perform any DEC needed (3-4 min).

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