Free ESL lesson plan – Future Continuous
The following English lesson plan focuses on Future Continuous and is suitable for B2 (intermediate – advanced) English learners. Answer Sheet is available below.
1. Listen to the text and draw an airport map.
Next week I will be going to Helsinki for work, and will be having a stopover in Istanbul. I will have only 4 hours before my next flight, hardly enough to go to the city center and spend some time there. That’s why I have decided to spend the time at the airport.
Ataturk Airport is quite big and busy but I hope I will be able to find my way around. As I am looking at the map, I can see that the international terminal has two floors: arrival and departure. Around it, on the whole eastern and northern sides you can see the planes ready to depart.
Next Tuesday, after passing passport control and immigration, I will be going to the business lounge which is at the east side of the terminal. When I am well rested, I’ll be going to the Food and Beverages Sector which is right opposite the lounges, to the west. I will probably be having just a small snack. Then, I’ll be spending some time and money in the Duty Free area which is further west. I have promised my children to bring them Turkish delight.
Waiting for a connection flight might be boring but I’ll be enjoying the airport services.
2. Mark the sentences T for true and F for false.
- Sara will be going to Istanbul for work next week.
- She will be having dinner in the city center.
- The international terminal of Ataturk Airport has two floors.
- Sara will land in Istanbul four hours before her next flight is scheduled.
- Sara’s children would be getting Turkish delight for a present.
- The duty free area is south of the Food and Beverages Sector.
3. Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences.
|When next year I go on a world cruise,||so I’ll be getting a taxi.|
|I will probably be driving||I will be enjoying every moment of it.|
|Janille will be joining||sailing for three months next summer.|
|I hate taking the subway,||and the concert starts at 9:30h.|
|He is obsessed with yachts, and will be||the cycling competition.|
|I’m so unlucky, my plane will be landing at 10h,||all the way to the mountains next week.|
Put the words from the box in the appropriate category.
|aircraft, yacht, cycle, subway, lane, immigration, cruise, fly, rocket, wheel, parachute|
1. Make new sentences with the same meaning. Use the word in parentheses.
- I am planning to start studying at seven. I (study) after seven.
- The plane is scheduled to land at 6:00. The plane (land) at 6:00.
- After landing, I have to pass through immigration control. After landing, I (pass) through immigration control.
- Arthur wants to join the yachting competition. Arthur (join) the yachting competition.
- They don’t want to come to the cruise. They (not come) to the cruise.
2. Put the verbs in Future Continuous Tense.
- Sayaka (join) us in our trip to Cambodia next summer.
- Two of my cousins (start) a course for parachute jumping.
- Manolo (design) the aircrafts for a giant company.
- You (take) the subway to work tomorrow?
- What time (land) plane?
- Sam (not come) camping with us in May.
Grammar Box (Formation)
|Subject||Will be||Verb + ing|
|I||will be||calling||you around seven tonight.|
|Pamela||will be||visiting||her mother next weekend.|
|Johanna||will be||joining||the party tonight.|
|Subject||will NOT be||(Won’t be)||Verb + ing|
|I||will not be||(won’t be)||calling||you around seven tonight.|
|Pamela||will not be||(won’t be)||visiting||her mother next weekend.|
|Johanna||will not be||(won’t be)||joining||the party tonight.|
|Will||Subject||be||Verb + ing|
|Will||I||be||calling||you around seven tonight?|
|Will||Pamela||be||visiting||her mother next weekend?|
|Will||Johanna||be||joining||the party tonight?|
|Will||Subject||not||be||Verb + ing|
|Will||I||not||be||calling||you around seven tonight?|
|Will||Pamela||not||be||visiting||her mother next weekend?|
|Will||Johanna||not||be||joining||the party tonight?|
Negative Interrogative Contracted
|Won’t||Subject||be||Verb + ing|
|Won’t||I||be||calling||you around seven tonight?|
|Won’t||Pamela||be||visiting||her mother next weekend?|
|Won’t||Johanna||be||joining||the party tonight?|
The Future Continuous Tense is used to:
- To describe an activity that will occur in the future and continue for a period of time.
2. To describe a longer action occurring in the future that will be interrupted by another action.e.g. I will be packing when you drop by tonight.
3. To describe an activity that is starting now and will continue for a certain time in the future.
e.g. They will be waiting for the subway for two more minutes.
1. Go around the class and ask five class-mates about their plans for next year. Report to the rest, using Future Continuous Tense.
2. Role Play: John is a friend of yours going on a business trip. Advise him about his flights, schedules, etc.