S ELECTIONS FROM : I NTERPRETING FOR C ONSERVATION A M ANUAL FOR T RAINING L OCAL N ATURE G UIDES 8. Sample English Lesson Plans Sample English Lesson Plans © 2001 RARE Selections F rom Interpreting for Conservation, Page 2 DISCUSSING FUTURE EVENTS AND POSSIBILITIES Future Tense with Will Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: -ask and answer questions using the future tense -discuss future events and possibilities with cwill d -discuss the future of their communities/parks/reserves Time: 2 hours Presentation 1: Teacher tells a story about what she will do when she returns to the United States. Then she asks the students some questions about the story and about what they will do when they return to their communities.
Use a calendar to show that events will take place in the future. Teacher then presents the basic sentence structure: I will + verb (action), You will visit.... Practice: Together the class and teacher create 6 sentences about the future of [community] by brainstorming, cwhat will [community] be like in 10 years? d Use the community where the course is currently taking place.
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the contractions: I will = I 9ll, You will = you 9ll, He will = he 9ll, etc. Production 1: Each student answers the question, cWhat will your town be like in 10 years? d They each write at least 15 sentences. Then they present their responses to the class and discuss.<br><br> They are encouraged to think about this in terms of conservation and tourism. Presentation 2: Teacher asks questions with will and solicits responses. Teacher has students repeat the questions, now that they know how to provide the responses.<br><br> Production 2: Student interviews using questions similar to the following: What will you do when you return to your town? Where will you go after the course? How will you share what you have learned at the course with your community?<br><br> Sample English Lesson Plans © 2001 RARE Selections F rom Interpreting for Conservation, Page 3 DISCUSSING FUTURE EVENTS AND POSSIBILITIES II Future with Will Not Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to: -ask and answer negative questions using the future tense -discuss future events and possibilities with cwill d Time: 2 hours Review: Yesterday 9s class: Positive statements and questions with will Presentation: Teacher asks, cWill you throw trash in the water ever again? d Students think and formulate responses. Let them see if they can apply what they know of English to come up with a correct response. Discuss responses, correct, explain.<br><br> Practice more sentences with cwill not d then present will not = won 9t. Practice pronunciation of cwon 9t d and its placement within a sentence. Practice: Students are asked 5 questions by the teacher and they must respond using the negative.<br><br> (Make up 5 sentences that you know they will respond to in the negative.) Production: Students prepare and give a ten minute segment of a tour of their What will be seen on the tour? Will we see manatees on the tour? What will we need to bring on the tour?<br><br> When will the tour be over? Comments: It really helps to parallel the sentence structure to similar patterns that they already know: Will you visit me in July? Yes, I will.<br><br> Will you throw trash in the street? No, I won 9t. Are the wings black?<br><br> Yes the wings are black. Is the tail long? No, the tail is not long.<br><br> Is there a lot of pollution? Yes, there is. *Parallel: questions begin with the verb, the action, and the response does not.<br><br> They have already learned the pattern, bring it back to them for will. Long answer, short answer: Will you? Yes, I will.<br><br> Do you have? Yes, I do. <br><br>