This weekend - going to
To provide clarification of uses of "going to" to discuss prearranged future plans, predictions
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about future plans
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
How healthy are you? Look at quiz results. Talk about how healthy we feel and what we want to change.
Homework - What are you going to do to stay fit and healthy? Make plans for any lifestyle changes using "going to", then discuss as a group. Look at grammar slide for "going to" - timeline and structure. Drill for pronunciation. SLIDES - going to - future plans
Listen to recordings from SQA Nat'l 2 - The Weather - conversations 3 & 4. Pay attention to "going to". Use images to make sentences using "going to" - example - I think it's going to rain. The rock is going to fall. The balloon is going to burst.
Use weekly planner to write in some things you might do over the weekend or next week. Clarify meaning of this week, this weekend, this Friday, next week, next weekend, next Friday, etc. Next, come up with questions, then ask around the group: WHITEBOARD What are you going to do this weekend? What are you going to do next week? Are you going to be in town this weekend? Are you going to work every day next week? Are you going to see the dentist soon? Are you going to meet your friends this weekend? Etc. Practice questions and answers. Short answers, "Yes, I am." "No, I'm not." Longer answers, "I'm going to ... next week."
Homework - fill in blanks and answer questions about a story about future plans, using "going to". Clarify meaning of "true" and "false" as a reminder.