It’s the beginning of a new year and time to speculate about the months to come.
Here is a lesson plan on making predictions; it includes a fun news report on Back to the Future II’s vision of 2015.
Level: Intermediate +
RESOURCE: EFL Tower lesson plan- Predictions
Warmer: Ask learners about their personal and professional goals for the coming year.
Show the video news report about Back to the Future II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNstYI_h2_g
Ask learners to note down the different technologies the film predicts. Discuss whether the predictions were right or wrong.
Practice: Give learners a copy of the predictions worksheet.
In the first exercise, learners sort prediction expressions into three categories: likely, possible and unlikely.
Check that the learners understand the vocabulary and how to use the expressions in a sentence.
Production: Learners use the new language to give their opinion on different predictions.
Extension/ homework task: Learners make predictions about their company, personal life and the world in 2015.