Thanks to this lesson plan, students will have plenty of opportunities to discuss robots and innovation as well as use language for speculation to talk about the Jetsons-style homes of the future.
WARM‐UP AND VOCABULARY
The worksheet starts with three quotes for students to discuss. The quotes concern our future with robots as well as relationships that we might build with them. Students have to say whether they agree or disagree with each one as well as give reasons. Next, they move to a vocabulary exercise. They have to match words to their definitions. To make it slightly easier, the author marked which words are verbs and which nouns. After completing the task, students discuss a few questions that serve as a lead‐in to a video they’re going to watch.
VIDEO & DISCUSSION
First, students watch the whole video and answer a few general questions. Then, they complete the transcript by writing one word in each gap (all words have two letters). To check their answers, students watch the part of the video again. Next, they learn some expressions from the video. Students read extracts from the video and explain the meaning of the parts in bold. You can make students do this task in pairs first and then, check together. This part of the worksheet ends with a short discussion about students’ attitude to such robots at home.
LANGUAGE FOR SPECULATION
Finally, students get a table with some expressions that we might use when speculating about the future. First, they have to make new sentences using the language for speculation from the table and talk about one of the things listed. The last activity can be done in pairs or groups. Students have to speculate about homes of the future. They should take turns to choose a topic and speak for two minutes giving their views.
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