How Good Are You at Planning?

General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Be Going To
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults on making future plans, focusing on the structure "be going to + verb."

Lesson Description

Are you a laid-back planner or do you strictly adhere to a "game plan"? In this lesson, students will engage in discussions centered on making plans for the future. This lesson is supplemented with audio content highlighting a real-life work issue. Additionally, participants will learn and employ the use and structure of “be going to + verb”, complemented by specific vocabulary tailored to this theme. Furthermore, the module includes a plethora of interactive discussions and worksheets, meticulously crafted for both adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss making plans for the future

  • To learn and practice the use and structure of “be going to + verb”

  • To develop speaking and listening skills 

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn how two coworkers react to a stressful work situation. Some people perform well under pressure, while others crumble at the first sight of it. For these two employees, an unfinished project at work can mean an unpredictable reaction from their boss.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

HR (human resources) [noun]: the department in a company that helps in the hiring process, keeps records of all the employees, and assists with any problems
benefits [noun]: extra money or other advantages that you get as a part of your job
long-term [adjective]: happening or continuing for many years or far into the future
career [noun]: the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life
quit [verb]: to leave a job or place; to stop doing something
wealthy [adjective]: having a lot of money; rich
retiree [noun]: a person who stopped working because they have reached a certain age
graduate [noun]: a person who finished their school, college, or university
spontaneous [adjective]: happening in a natural, often sudden way, without any planning
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