Talking about the future

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1 explores the theme of the future. Students will speak freely about different aspects of their future life.

Introduction

In this simple lesson students will have a chance to speak freely about different aspects of their future life, while the teacher guides them (with the students' help) to the best available grammar forms in order to do so. 

Topic

Talking about the future

Age

Teenage/adult

Level

B1

Timing 

60 mins

Aims:

  • To help students talk about the future
  • To review 4 ways to talk about the future
  • To help students choose the most appropriate future tense
  • To develop students’ communication skills

Materials 

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure

Worksheets: can be printed out for use in class

 

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment below and save it on your computer.

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Comments

Submitted by humay.musayeva… on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 14:58

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i used the lesson plan and activities in my class in was so effective plan of teaching future tense.

hi, Humay Musayeva reading your comment on this lesson I decided to download this lesson plan.how do you think it is suitable for V form ?as you know we teach future tense in this grade 

Submitted by Teach2020 on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 15:56

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It is great that you integrated a lesson plan with also guiding students to think about their future. It reminds me of the song Que Sera Sera, whatever will be will be...Getting child to think about their future and learning about grammar is great! I will download the plan and see how I can tailor it for use in my class.

Submitted by Gabriele337 on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 07:43

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This really is an excellent idea. The lesson plan is easy to adapt and involves all the students. Thank you so much!

Submitted by Rasimhuseynli on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:11

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I think that , it is really a great idea. Actually we sometimes try to do it and give the students chance and opportunity to express their thoughts and meanings freely. To learn students" thoughts and their meanings, is a good idea and also it helps them to know much about their future and to feel themselves as a real person.

Submitted by canmexma on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:13

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The activity is great, but the slips of paper to cut out end up being very small and can't be seen from a distance when pasted to the board. Larger ones would be a good idea. Of course they could write on the board, but I like the idea of doing things differently.

Submitted by Claudia Puente on Tue, 03/29/2022 - 18:48

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I'll use it in my class. I will customize the material for my online class. I hope it works.

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