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Future:be going to
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about future tense " be going to" by explaining their weekend plans. the new grammar structure is going to be clarified by CCQ. They will have speaking activities in order to practice new grammar(positive statement,negative statement ,Yes /No questions, wh questions).They will have some practice using the tense at the end of the book.A free discussion about their birthday plans will be presented at the end.


Abc American English File Starter student's book
Abc board

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of future tense 'be going to' in the context of weekend plans and future plans

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a group talk in the context of future plans


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students to talk about their plans for this weekend

In this part we want to talk about a planned action for the future. First,few sentences about my weekend plans with different future time expressions will be written on the board.then I'll ask them to put them in order. I'll engage them to talk about their plans for this weekend. .

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • ask studends to give more information about their future plans

If there are similar plans we will talk about them to have more information .(using Wh questions.. if not I will choose one and engage them to ask about more information.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I'll underline the target language and ask them which tense is being used..they will discuss about the meaning of 'be going to' when they are talking about their plans.

Clarification (7-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of future tense'begoing to'

I'll clarify the new grammar structure(subject+be going to+base form of the verb) by asking them to form the correct structure. I'll draw a time line and ask the students to put the tense in correct place and explicate them when we use this structure .students should be able to make negative statements. then they'll help to make Yes/No questions and give short answers to them.Wh questions will be made to show how can we get more information about other's future plans.

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Student will be addressed to go to page 115 part 12A.exercise' a' and 'b' for more practice. they will be informed they should do it individually and have just 4 to 5 minutes. then they will check the answers in PW. ICQ will be used to check if they know exactly what to do , .practice will be checked by teacher and group talk.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • to provide students with a free practice to talk about their birthday plans

In this stage I'll ask students to talk about what are they going to do for their next birthday.they may use positive or negative statements to tell the classmates their plans.then they will choose a classmate and ask for more information using wh-question. they can take some notes about other's plan if they need to remember whose plan they want to ask about.

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