(p.24) P1 - It will be hot tomorrow.

Will you ~~ please?

At the beginning of activity, walk around class with large cards and ask crazy questions to students.

Next hand out worksheets and have students interview each other with dialogue in pairs, stressing that they must complete actions.



A:                       Hello?

B:                       Hello?


A:                       Will you ______________ please?

Letter to Myself

Inspired by Angela Aki’s Tegami

After reviewing the grammar point, ask students if they were nervous in March the year before, when they were elementary school students. If/when they say no, get your OTE to tell you if they really were or not.

Explain that they are going to write a letter to themselves back then and talk about school life in junior high. Because they are writing to their past selves, they have to use the future tense.

I gave a couple of example sentences to get them started:

Halloween jack o'lanterns

Works naturally with JHS 2 because the textbook talks about jack o’lanterns and Halloween, but could be adapted for the other two levels easily.  Also could be displayed at Culture Festival easily…

In class, give the students the worksheet, and tell them that they are making a jack o’ lantern.  In the space underneath, they are to introduce the pumpkin.

I required four sentences and one use of the future tense.  I gave them this example:

Back to the Future Tense

First, I’ll show my kids a slideshow of me doing things on vacation, but I lie and say this vacation is coming up and I took the pictures with my “future camera.” As we go through it, I have the kids help me make example future tense sentences on the board. (“I will go to Seoul.” or “I am going to go to Seoul.”)

Vacation Plan

First, go to JR Central or any travel agency and pick up around 9-10 travel pamphlets.  Take a look at the pamphlets to make sure they have enough information and pictures for things to see and eat.

Break students up into groups of 4-5 students.  Assign a country to each group and give them their pamphlets. Explain that they will make a travel plan for the country that they are given.  They must write sentences for what they will eat, see, do, and buy.

How is the weather?

In this activity the students must ask their partner How is the weather? in order to fill in the respective blanks.

After familiarising the students with the material, give them the handouts.

ALT and OTE demonstrate.

A: How is the weather in ~ on ~day?

B: It’s rainy/snowy etc.

A writes down the answer in the respective blank. Repeat with B.

My Invention

After explaining the grammar point, pass out the worksheet and go over the example on it with the students, then have them break in to groups of 5/6 per group. Go to each group and have them pick an invention picture at random that they must apply the “it will” grammar point to. Students then work together to create 5-6 sentences using “It will” to describe what their invention will do. When each group has enough sentences written, they then must present the invention, with each student reading one sentence aloud.

Will You Janken Game

Each student begins with five tokens.

  1. Students walk around the room and pair up to janken.
  2. Each student asks a “Will you ~” question.
  3. The winner says “no,” and the loser must say “yes” and do the gesture.
  4. The loser must surrender a token to the winner.
  5. Whoever has the most tokens at the end wins.