Lesson Plan: Making Predictions with Back to the Future II

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 Back_to_the_Future_Part_II

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.


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