"What's the plan, Stan?"
Pre-intermediate (B1) level
To provide practice of "going to" and present continuous in the context of future plans
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of future plans
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
1,Show image: "Why am I happy?" Students will describe what they see in the bubbles 2,"Am I doing it now? Later?" "When? Maybe this weekend?" 3. Elicit "plans" 4. Talk with your partner "What are your plans tomorrow?" *Keep this short
Use the text from Mohammed's lesson: 1. "Look at the reading from last lesson" 2. "Find plans and underline them. Work with your partner." Present texts on whiteboard 1. Give a student from each pair a marker 2. Tell them to underline an example on the board Walk through two examples: 1. "I'm going to stay with her." Am I staying with her now? When? 2. "In the evening we're seeing a show." Am I seeing a show now? When?
1. Present on the board "I/football game/watch/tonight" 2. This is your plan: Can someone make a sentence? 3. Student will write the sentence on the board: "I'm going to watch a football game [tonight]." *Drill pronunciation/stress *Mention "gonna" 4. "A different way: how can we write it?" "I'm watching a football game tonight." "Drill pronunciation/stress Elicit structure by drawing arrows down from the key words be + going to + infinitive OR be + -ing + time adverbial (if we know the time) *We use these to talk about future plans 5. Write a "+" by the sentence, and a "-" below: "How do we make it negative?" 6. Write a "?" below the sentence: "How do we make it negative?"
Grammar Exercises A 1. Show students the worksheet: "For 'a' use "going to," and a verb, and is/are" Work in pairs 2. When students finish, show answer key on WB: Check in pairs CCQ: "We are staying in a hotel." Are we staying there now? Will we stay there later? Did we decide this in the past? B 1. Show students the worksheet: "Which is right? The first? The second? Both?" Work in pairs 2. When students finish, show answer key on WB: Check in pairs CCQ: "I am meeting Susan this evening." Am I meeting Susan now? Later? When? Did we decide this now? Before?
***In case of emergency, jettison this activity*** (for reasons of time and/or class size) "Going on holiday." A 1. "You're going on holiday!" 2. Show students the worksheet "You're going to Fiji or Kenya." 3. "Fill out Part A. Decide: Where are you going? How are you getting there? etc. Use the information in the boxes." ------------Time to complete B 1. "You need a friend; You can't travel alone." 2. "Find a friend with the same plan." 3. Demo with a student "Where are you going? etc." ICQ: What are you looking for?
**Change groups: Galatasaray / Fenerbahçe Freeze frame: What's going to happen? Show students the handout: "What's going to happen? Look at each picture and discuss with your partner. *Monitor for TL use *Include "diary page" for early finishers and/or if the class size is too small for "travel plans" activity
This weekend "What are you going to do this weekend? Talk with your partner, Use the language we talked about." *Monitor for TL use **Change pairs halfway through IF convo is dragging