The Future Tenses - Other Future Forms - Present Simple & Present Continuous


Besides the actual future tenses, we can also use present tenses to talk about the future. Two of them are the present simple and the present continuous. Find out when to use which tense for future statements in this video.

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Lesson Planning has a number of important functions, however, it is critical to remain flexible and not too ridged in structure in order to meet the needs and context of students in your class. By adapting lessons accordingly and ultimately insuring that learning and progression points are being met. For example, it is not a good idea to plough through a lesson plan and your activities if more time is need on a particular area or objective. Lesson Plans - Important to write down what you expect the students to achieve by the end of the lesson and how intend to make that possible. It serves as a working document, helping to keep on target and a reference throughout lesson and it is a record of what a class has done and the resources they have used, will also help if you are ill and another teacher is covering your class. Basic principles of planning: - Keep it simple - Don't script lesson - Structure it - Write anticipated time for each activity - Check for balance of skills, to ensure a smooth flow - Keep it flexible and open to adaptation Included in lesson plan: - Learner objectives: What students will achieve by the end of the lesson - Personal Aims: What teacher wishes to achieve or improve on - Language point: This shows the theme around which your lesson is based and also how it fits with past a future lessons - Teaching Aids: Resources, what you need for lesson - Anticipated problems: Anticipate problems and the solutions - Procedure: Activities used to achieve learner objectives - Phases: Engage, Study, Activate - Timing: Realistic and flexible - Interaction: T-S, or S-S or alone - Class level: ability of cohort - Number of students: check activities stumble for class size - Date and time - Teachers observing class names In planning a sequence of lessons, important points to remember: - Flexibility - Don't stick blindly to panning if its not working - Goals - Something to aim for - is end of week tests or assessments - Revision - continually reviewing lessons to ensure students are retaining infomation - Variety and balance - Skills are included and given equal treatment, whilst incorperating a variety and good mix of activities

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