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Going to - future intentions

 

The following ESL resources are available for Going to - future intentions:

 
 
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Futures - making arrangements I
Simple gapped dialogue for making arrangements - will / going to / present continuous
 
 

 

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Will vs going to dominoes
Sixteen dominoes with simple utterances illustrating will for spontaneous decisions and predictions; and going to for plans / intentions and strong predictions based on evidence.
 
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Will and going to quiz
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

Global Upper Intermediate students' book

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Page 11   Future forms
will, going to, present continuous, present simple
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 8 Review 1  Page 68 

 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 12 Student  Pages 113 - 114
 
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 134 
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 6 Time off  Pages 53 - 53
Quiz - Are you a live wire or a couch potato? (Students say what they would like or would rather do.) Grammar analysis: be going to / planning to / would rather / would like
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 10 Getting together  Pages 108 - 109
 
Module 10 Getting together  Page 115 
practise
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Elementary Grammar Games book cover 

Elementary Grammar Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
40 - going to  Page 40 
Mill-type activity + small groups Part 1 - Ss use information on cards to arrange themselves in family groups + say what they are going to do, which leads to conflicts. Part 2 - rearrange groups. Ss report family arguments.
 
 
Intermediate Communication Games book cover 

Intermediate Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
13 - Good intentions or The road to hell  Page 13 
present intentions: Mill type activity comparing good intentions. past intentions: one year later follow-up.
 
26 - Houseparties  Page 26 
Mill type role play with role cards. Ss ask about future plans etc and decide who they want to spend Christmas with.
 
 

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
 
10 Going to and will  Pages 53 - 57
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack

Sue Kay   
 
13 Getting ready to go  Page 13 
Talking about holiday plans
 
Progress check 11-15a Find the mistake  Pages 11 - 15
Students compare sentences to see which one contains a mistake
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)