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TEFL Videos - The Future Tenses - Future Simple - Teaching Ideas
Now we'll have a look at the teaching ideas for the future simple tense. As we said earlier, the future simple tense can be used for threats or promises or, in this case, for predictions. Here, we'll have a pair of students working together. One has a prompt to say something and the other will begin it with a certain comment and then make a sentence using the future simple tense. Here, 'I'm taking my driving test tomorrow' 'Good luck. You'll pass for sure'. 'I lost at tennis again.' 'Cheer up. You'll do better next time,' so on and so forth. Of course, having a bit of feedback at the end. Some additional ideas for the future simple tense include things like horoscopes. Here you'll divide your class up into groups, provide them with zodiac sign, they'll create a horoscope for that zodiac sign and when they're finished, you'll gather them up together. They'll share their horoscopes and see who that actually applies to. Then we have our fortune-telling. You could use this as a role play where as one student or a pair of students comes to see a fortune-teller. Now, the fortune-teller will make statements such as 'You'll have a baby next year,' 'You'll get a great job promotion soon,' so on and so forth. Finally, we have our wedding vows. You could encourage students to create their ideal wedding vows for their partner or some silly wedding vows, anything that will basically make a promise. This could also include employment contracts so on and so forth.