Tiffany - author of the lesson   Tiffany I February 13, 2024
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Future Simple, Predictions
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Television | ESL Printables

Lesson Overview

Don’t miss next week’s episode to find out what happens! In this lesson, students will discuss TV habits and preferences. This lesson features audio with summaries of upcoming television show episodes. Students will learn and practice the future simple tense, predictions, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn and practice the future simple tense for predictions about TV shows and personal events. They will focus on forming sentences with "will" and "won't" to express beliefs and predictions about the future, covering both specific TV program outcomes and broader future speculations.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions about their TV watching habits, preferences, and predictions for various television programs. They will share opinions on what might happen next in TV shows, discuss their favorite types of programs, and speculate on future trends in television.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson introduces vocabulary related to types of TV programs, such as "sitcom," "documentary," "makeover show," "crime series," and "soap opera." Additional vocabulary includes adjectives to describe TV programs, like "funny," "thrilling," "boring," "realistic," and "terrible."

  • Homework: Homework exercises are designed to reinforce the lesson's focus on the future simple tense, predictions, and vocabulary related to television. Students will match descriptions with types of programs, choose correct adjectives to describe TV shows, complete sentences with "will" or "won't" for predictions, finish sentences about personal expectations for the future, and place given words correctly in sentences to make accurate predictions.


Listen to the audio to learn how to predict what will happen on your favorite TV show. Will the police catch the bad guys? Will the woman accidentally spill the beans? Find out on the next episode!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

robber [noun]: a person who takes money or property from someone illegally
embrace [verb]: to accept something with great enthusiasm
find out [phrasal verb]: to get more information about something to know more about it; to learn something for the first time
episode [noun]: one of the parts of a television or radio show that exist as a series over some time
binge-watch [verb]: to watch several episodes of a TV series, one after another in one sitting
channel [noun]: a TV or radio station
makeover [noun]: a new and usually improved appearance that is a result of making some changes
participant [noun]: someone taking part in an activity or attending an event
soap opera [noun]: a dramatic and emotional television show about the lives of a particular group of characters
sitcom [noun]: a situation comedy; a TV series where the same characters are shown in amusing situations
season [noun]: one of several series of TV shows with the same title and the same characters
divorce [noun]: the legal process of ending a marriage
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