A2 Lower Intermediate EFL Lesson Plan – Tenses For Future Actions (Review) – Special Events

Accepting and rejecting invitations in English - A2 EFL Lesson plan


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About the Editor's Version of the lesson plan

This English lesson is for you if:

ESL/EFL teachers

  • You work with lower intermediate level (A2) English learners.
  • You follow the CEFR standards of teaching.
  • You would like to introduce a different voice and pronunciation to your students.

Audio sample:



The package includes:

  • English Lesson for beginners. (.pdf) – 11 pages
  • Answer Sheet (.pdf)
  • audio file (.mp3) – female voice (native British speaker)

About the lesson (plan)

  • Target English Grammar: Tenses For Future Actions (Present Continuous, Future Simple, going to + inf)
    Please note, this is a Grammar Review Lesson – students must be familiar with these tenses before this lesson!
  • Target Vocabulary: Accepting / Rejecting Invitations and Special Events in English.

Presentation: (page 2, 3, 4)

  • 1. Look at the three invitations. Discuss them.
  • 3 invitations for three different events – a wedding, a birthday party, and a movie. The discussion is focused on what the events are, who is invited, and what you should wear.
    (talking exercise/ focus on target vocabulary.)

  • 2. Listen to the text. Fill in the blanks.
  • Tell about Sabrina’s birthday invitation she sent to a friend, and what her friend is going to do before the party.
    (Listening comprehension exercise that targets focus vocabulary.)

  • 3. Answer the following questions.
  • (Tests how well the text in the previous exercise was understood. )

Grammar Box (pages 5, 6)

    • Full grammar explanations with graphics and suitable examples.
    • Explains the difference in meaning, and when to use the three tenses for future actions.
    • How to make invitations.
    • How to accept or reject invitations in English.

Practice: (pages 7, 8, 9)

  • 1. Finish the sentences. Use can’t / busy / great / sure/ next time / I’d love to / my pleasure
  • (Focus vocabulary / grammar exercise)

  • 2. Change the verb tense from Future Simple to Present Continuous and Going to + infinitive. Discuss how the meaning changes.
  • ( Grammar exercise.)

  • 3. Fill in the blanks with the correct tense of the verb.
  • (Reading/ grammar exercise. Focus vocabulary included. )

Production (classroom activities – page 3) – 3 assignments: pair work, role play, and a reject-an-invitation activity

Credits (page 11)

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