The Test – Simple Future Reading

Getting ready to go back to school? This week’s Spotlight lesson, The Test, features a dialogue between two friends about typical school subject: exams! It’s a great lesson to use at the beginning of a new school year. Students can practice the simple future using be + Ving and be going to + V, both of which are natural to use when planning out goals for the year.

This lesson includes a short reading, comprehension questions, a be going to grammar chart, sentence puzzles, and a group discussion activity.

All of the readings in our Library section have a digital component, so teachers and parents can choose how to present the reading and comprehension questions—either on paper or online!

Sprout English has many simple future resources: (more…)

Achievements & Records

Have you discussed goals and resolutions for 2014 with your students? One way to lead into a discussion about future goals is to remind your learners of what they’ve already accomplished in the past! Sprout English‘s lesson of the week is Achievements & Records in the Grammar Stories section of the Grammar School. (more…)

Guess Whose Goals ~ Future Tense Game

Spotlight Spin-Off

Have you tried Sprout English’s Spotlight lesson this week? In this week’s featured lesson, Andy sets three goals for the future. The new year is the perfect time for practicing the future tense. Play this future tense guessing game after trying this week’s lesson with your students.

1. Reread the story “Andy” from Sprout English’s Library.
2. Review the use and structure of “be going to” + base verb.
3. Have each student take out a pen and a scrap piece of paper.
4. Tell each student to write out three goals for 2014. They should follow the same format as Andy for expressing their future goals (be going to + base verb):

First, I’m going to learn Italian. After that, I’m going to make Italian friends! Finally, I’m going to find an Italian girlfriend!


Andy – Simple Future Reading

Welcome, 2014! It’s the start of a new year, so what better time to discuss goals and resolutions with your young learners? Sprout English‘s lesson of the week is Andy, in the Simple Future Stories section of the Library. In this lesson, Andy is moving to Italy next year, so he decides to make three goals. (more…)

Article Review: Setting Goals

Have you discussed goals with your students yet? The start of a new school year is an excellent time to go over goals, especially their learning goals for the term. It’s a good idea to review their goals once or twice throughout the year, too. The benefits are numerous. (more…)