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Future arrangements with "going to" and present continuous | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

The purpose of the lesson: Talk about future arrangements using going to and present continuous
Size of the class: 40 students
Age: 14 years old/grade 8
Level: Beginner/A1
Length of the lesson: 40 minutes

The text:
Thao and Ngoc are from Hanoi. They are in the airplane and are going to (1) Ho Chi Minh City.
Thao: What are you going to (2) do in Ho Chi Minh City?
Ngoc: I am going to (3) visit my grandparents. They are waiting (4) for me. What about you Thao? What are you going to (5) do in Ho Chi Minh City?
Thao: I am going to (6) look for a job, maybe as an accountant. And I want to improve my English too, so I can get a better job in the future.
Ngoc: Where are you going to (7) stay?
Thao: I have a friend who is working (8) here. I am going to (9) stay with her, she has a big house. We are going to (10) have a big party there tonight.

Task 1 (understanding the text)

Read the text again and write T (Thao) and N (Ngoc).
____ is going to visit her grandparents.
____ has a friend who’s working in Ho Chi Minh City.
____ is going to have a big party.
____ ‘s family is waiting for her.
____ wants to improve her English.

Task 2 (understanding the usage of "going to" and present continuous for expressing future arrangements)

Look at the “be going to” and the verbs in present continuous from the text. Do they refer to the present of the future?

The present continuous is especially common with the expressions "tonight", "tomorrow", "this weekend" etc. and with these verbs: go, come, meet, see, leave, and arrive.

Task 3 (speaking)

Where are you going on vacation?
Individually, choose one vacation and answer to the questions below (Write down the questions and your answers). Ask your partner about his/her future vacation.

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Where are you going?
I am going to Hue City/Nha Trang City.
How are you getting there?
I am flying Pacific Airlines/Vietnam Airlines.
When are you leaving?
I am living on September 1st/September 2nd.
Where are you staying?
I am staying at Century Riverside Hotel/Blue Lagoon Hotel.
When are you coming back?
I am coming back on September 15th/16th.

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