Christmas- Going to for plans and predictions with present evidence

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Both meanings of going to practice for seasonal classes

Xmas 'going to' practice

'Going to' for plans and predictions with present evidence

Mime getting ready to do one of the actions below. Make sure you mime the run up to the action only. Mime very slowly, making sure you don’t start the actual action below, so that the action is still in the future when your partner says the sentence. For example, for “You are going to crack a nut” you can mime picking up the nut and cracker and then squeezing, but not actually breaking it.  

  • You are going to carve a turkey
  • You are going to cook a turkey
  • You are going to crack a nut
  • You are going to drink champagne
  • You are going to eat a chocolate
  • You are going to eat a slice of cake
  • You are going to give your mother a homemade Xmas card
  • You are going to go for a walk in the snow
  • You are going to kiss someone
  • You are going to light some fireworks
  • You are going to make a snowman
  • You are going to phone your relatives
  • You are going to pull Christmas crackers
  • You are going to put presents in your children’s bedrooms
  • You are going to roast some potatoes
  • You are going to send some cards
  • You are going to sing
  • You are going to ice skate
  • You are going to ski
  • You are going to start a fire
  • You are going to stay awake until Santa comes
  • You are going to throw a snowball
  • You are going to wrap a present

Continue the same game, but with the person guessing the sentence not looking at the list above and with other Xmas actions.

Choose one of the things above and give your partner clues about which one you are thinking about by telling the real plans of you and people you know, e.g. “My father is going to do this, but it might be the last time because the children are getting too old” for “You are going to put presents in your children’s bedroom”.

Continue, but with other things you typically do at Xmas.

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