This is a board game activity to talk about Future You and to revise future tenses.
- To practise and/or review the use of future tenses
- To review different ways to talk about the future
- To help students choose the most appropriate future tense
- To develop speaking skills
Materials (Click on the worksheet below to download the PDF file):
- Write the word EXERCISE on the board and ask students to try and predict what exercise goals you have set for the nearest future. After a few minutes ask them to share their ideas and then write both your own answers on the board as well as your students’. Compare both sets and go through the tenses the students used to talk about your future exercise plans. The examples below are true and I am trying my best to stick to my guns 😉
I am going for a run tomorrow ( Present Continuous for future plans).
I am going to join a running club next week (Going to for something decided in advance).
I think I will go for a run early in the morning tomorrow ( Future Simple for things we believe will happen in the future).
I will be running by the lake at this time tomorrow ( Future Continuous for temporary actions that will be in progress at a certain time in the future).
I will have completed a 10km race by the end of April (Future Perfect for actions that will be completed by a certain time in the future).
- Display FutureMe board game on the screen.
- In pairs or small groups, one of the students throws the dice twice – the first throw indicates which column they should use, and the second throw indicates which row, to obtain the topic.
- All the player (s) write down at least 3 examples related to the topic they have landed on (e.g. Exercise) and using at least 3 different ways to express future plans ( e.g. Going to, Future Simple and Future Perfect).
- The students then share what they have come up with and discuss it in more detail.
- Encourage students to ask each other additional questions and give examples and don’t forget to correct and/ or find opportunities to help students express themselves more precisely and accurately throughout the activity.
- At the end, ask students to share which of their classmates’ answers inspired, surprised or encouraged them to set new goals for themselves.