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It's the weekend!

ESL lesson: Talking about future plans/arrangements.
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Dan Mahony

on 12 April 2013

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Transcript of It's the weekend!

It's the weekend! What are you going to do? The Offspring
Why Don't You Get a Job? The Sheepdogs
I Don't Know The Proclaimers
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) In today's lesson, we will
use these phrases: I'm going to...
I'm planning to...
I think I'll...
I don't know yet.
Why don't you...?
You can...
I'm sorry, but I can't.
I have to... To talk about our plans, we say I'm going to... or I'm planning to... I'm planning to watch a movie this weekend.
I'm going to meet my friends.
I'm going to play baseball in the park. If we don't have plans, we can say I don't know yet. A: "What are you doing this weekend?"

B: "I don't know yet." Be careful! I'm gonna watch a movie this weekend.
I'm gonna meet my friends. Sometimes we say I'm gonna..., not I'm going to... because it's shorter. To give ideas about things to do, we say Why don't you...? and You can... Why don't you come to the cinema with us? We can see a film.
Why don't you meet your friends? You can go out together.
Why don't you play baseball in the park? You can have fun. It is really useful when your friend says I don't know yet. A: "What are you doing this weekend?"
B: "I don't know yet."
A: "Why don't you go to the beach?"
B: "Good idea!" Weekend Activities surf the internet
watch a movie
stay at home
sleep in
visit relatives
go on a trip
work out in the gym
play cards
throw a party
go to the park
go window shopping the mall
play volleyball on the beach
take my dog for a walk
go to a cafe with friends. The Everly Brothers
All I Have to Do is Dream To say why you can't do something, you can say I have to.... A: Why don't you come to the cinema with us? We can see a film.

B: I'm sorry, but I can't. I have to stay at home and study. To see how this language is might be used in your test, go to pages 87, 88 and 89 of your test book. I'm going to... I'm planning to to... Why don't you...? I think I'll... I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to... I'm going to... I'm planning to... I think I'll... I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to... I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to... I think I'll... Why don't you...? I think I'll... I'm planning to... I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to... I'm going to surf the internet. I'm planning to watch a movie with friends. Why don't you take the dog for a walk? I think I'll play computer games all day. I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to go to the dentist. I'm going to work out at the gym. I'm planning to play volleyball on the beach with my friends. I think I'll go clubbing. I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to go on a trip with my family. I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to save money. I think I'll hang out in a coffee shop with my friends. Why don't you play cards with your friends? I'm sorry but I can't.
I have to study for my exam this weekend. I think I'll go for a walk in the park. I'm planning to stay in and read a book. Remember! After these phrases, we use the present simple verb form. I'm planning to go to the baseball stadium this weekend.

NOT

I'm planning to went to the baseball stadium this weekend or I'm planning to going to the baseball stadium this weekend.
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