Monday, 21 January 2019

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By the end of the lesson the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the future plans and intentions of other people (I am going to visit my Uncle next week/We are going to visit Katavi National Park next year)
  • Express the future plans of other people and their own future plans, with everyday verbs (He is going to pass examinations/She is going to cook for us today)

Find some pictures of your own that show what you are planning to do. Or write the flash cards of the words like these:
  • Teach
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Teach you
  • Travel
  • Greet my Uncle
  • Ride a bicycle
  • Sleep
  • Rest

Pick any flash card show it to students and say the correct sentence associated to the activity written on it. For example, pick the flash card with the word ‘Teach’.
Some examples are:
  • Next week, I am going to teach you.
  • Next week, I am going to travel.
  • Next week, I am going to greet my Uncle.
  • Tomorrow I am going to rest.
  • This weekend, I am going to see my mother.

Then allow students to say and repeat the sentence: ‘You are going to…..’ and finish the sentence with the word or action on the flash card you are holding. For example, when you hold a flash card with the word ‘teach’, students will say ‘You are going to teach’. Thus, students will be saying your future plans. Do this to the rest of the flash cards. Now, they must be getting what is going on as far as this topic is concerned.

Allow them or guide them to create the flash cards on their own which they should write they are going to do next. Give them papers to complete this task. After finishing creating flash cards, arrange them in pairs. In each pair, one should pick a flash card from his/her member’s collection and show it to him/her. In turn his \/her member should say what is in the flash card by expressing it in correct sentence like; ‘I am going to write notes tomorrow’.

Now show them some action pictures:
Or collect the flash cards created by one student. Tell the students that these are the John’s plans. I am going to show them to you and you should answer my questions correctly by expressing John’s plans:
(John’s flash cards: ‘play football on weekend’, ‘finish homework’, ‘wash clothes’)
Start. Pick one flash card and start asking students: ‘What is he going to do next weekend?’
Students: ‘He is going to play football’/John is going to play football’
Teacher: (Showing them the flash card ‘finish homework’)
Students: ‘He is going to finish homework’, etc.

(A text on Pili’s plans or any story with plans) (She is going to…, she is not going to..)
Read the following story to students two or three times.
My name is Pili. I am a hardworking student. In this weekend I have planned to do the following: on Saturday I am going to wash my clothes in the morning. At noon I am going to greet my grandmother. In the evening, I am going to stay at home. On Sunday, I will go to church. On Sunday afternoon, I am going to greet my friends. On Sunday evening I am going to prepare my things for school. I am not going to play on Sunday because I am going to finish my homework.

Tell students individually, in pairs, or in groups to record the Pili’s plans in their exercise books.

Allow them to write their own future plans. They should write six sentences about their plans for the weekend.
Ask them to read out aloud their future plans they have outlined.
I am going to greet my friends
I am not going to greet my friends

Individually, ask students to write two sentences in their exercise books about what another student in their group is going to do next weekend.

  • What are you going to do after this class?
  • What are we going to do at …. O’clock?
  • What are going to do during holiday?
  • What are you going to do after finishing Form IV?

At the end, the teacher makes sure that students have understood the use of ‘going to’ correctly.

Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct word from the brackets:
(i)               I ____________ (am/was) going to travel next week.
(ii)             She _________ (is/are) going to cook today.
(iii)          They are going ________ (to/for) play football.
(iv)           We are ________ (don’t/not) going to play today.
(v)             Amina ________ (is not/doesn’t) going to school today.
(vi)           Asha and Juma _____ (are/is) going to school.
(vii)        Our school teachers _________(are/is) going to teach us every day.
(viii)      I am not ____________ (go/going) to teach you today.
(ix)           Our grandfather is not going _______(for/too) tell us stories.
(x)             I am going __________( to come/to be) a star.

Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (2015) Baseline: Orientation Course for Form One – Students’ Book, Science, Mathematics and Social Sciences, MoevT, Dar es Salaam.

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