Diane Riley Diane Riley

Pre-Int level


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of future simple in the context of New Years resolutions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about NY resolutions and traditions
  • To provide fluency in the context of NY resolutions


Warmer (5-10 minutes) • Introduce myself

Introduce myself Write name on the board Where I am from, why I moved to Turkey, what I did before I moved to Turkey. Ask sts to introduce themselves to me What's your name, why you are studying English, what you do?

Into to context (10-15 minutes) • Introduce the topic of New Years celebrations

Introduce New Years traditions. What I did for NYE this year. What is the tradition in Canada. Hand out Reading - sts will read what other countries do for NYE In groups sts will discuss what they do for NYE and what the traditions in turkey are for both NYE and NYD.

Introduction to language (10-12 minutes) • Introduce difference between will and going to

Introduce the topic of resolutions Write my resolutions on the WB I will exercise 4 times a week. I am going to run 5km tomorrow. I will save more money. I am not going to go shopping this weekend. I will drink more water everyday I am going to drink water with my coffee in the morning. I will not sleep in. I am going to get up at 7am everyday. Subject + will + verb. Subject + am/is/are + going to + verb Will - voluntary action or a promise Going to - express a plan, intention to do something.

Controlled practice (10-15 minutes) • Practice using will or be going to

Students will practice using will or going to with a gap fill Work alone, check in pairs. Correct together. Provide additional HO if necessary.

Reading for gist (7-10 minutes)

Have students read the text about NY resolutions and answer questions and check in pairs. Review modal verbs Fresh start - new beginning, start over. Stick with - continue with (person or thing). Keep up with - similar to stick with.

Freer witting task (20-30 minutes) • Students will parctice speaking while completing a writing task

Introduce HO Use an example of my own Make sure the sts are familiar with the vocabulary: challenges, supports. Students will work in groups to complete the HO and then each group will tell another group their resolutions. If there are not enough groups each will tell the class.

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