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My Future [E31E]

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

Book & Unit: Engage 3, Unit 1

objectives: stages of life, preparing for a trip, talking about future plans and how to use will & be going

Let's learn!

Part 1

  • Stages of life

  1. get a job

  2. graduate

  3. get married

  4. retire

  5. go to university

  6. have children

  7. buy a house

  8. study abroad

Practice asking and answer

1. In your country, when do people usually do these things?. Put the activities in order

2. Write 8 sentences by using the activities above and " will probably"

"When I have some money, I'll probably buy a lovely house near the beach"


Part 2

  • Preparing for a trip

What do you do to prepare for these activities?

  1. Have a party : "call my friends, buy some food, take some music"

  2. Go vacation :

  3. Go to visit grandparents:

  4. Go to a music festival:

  5. Go picnic:


Part 3

Essay sample.

Everyone has dreams. Whether they want to be a scientist to discover new and amazing things, or become a basketball player star and be the highest paid player in the league, people dream about their future. I have dreams for the future just like everyone else. Dreams of the good life, with lots of money, and fast cars! And I will do whatever it takes to achieve it.

College is my first step to achieve my dream. Currently I am a student in high school. I do my best to keep my grades up, because I know that they will help me into college. I dream of going to UCSD to get a bachelors degree in biology, then coming back to Stockton to attend UOP and getting a Doctorates degree in Pharmacy. By the time I get this degree, I will be around 28, so I hope that it will be worth it.

After I have a doctorate, I plan to get a job working for a company under their research division.

Outside of my job, I plan to buy a big house. I dream of settling down in an urban area where some places are not too big. A Stockton type of town, but not Stockton. Possibly Monterey or Carmel. Hopefully by the time I get a house, I'll have a wife and can start a family. I dream of having a son to carry on the family name.

As you can see, I have big plans for my future. I plan to make something of myself, and not to give up. I have a major fear of failure, and I won't let it get to me. My parents expect a lot out of me, and I think I have done a good job so far. My dreams are what keep me going; they are an object for me to strive for. I will obtain that object one day.

  • Read the essay above carefully and make notes about what the boy will do for his future ( what does he want to be?, when does he buy house ?... )Also, make notes about what you think your future will be like.


Part 4:

Grammar : will & be going to

Write the verb in brackets in the correct form, will or be going to.

John: Wow, it's freezing out there.

Jane: I (make) ….. some coffee to warm us up. Do you want a piece of pie as well?

John: Coffee sounds great! But I (have) ….. dinner with some friends later, so I'd better skip the pie

Jane: I (go) ….. to eat dinner tonight too, but I'm having a piece of pie anyway.


Let's Practice!

  1. What will your life will be like in five years. Write ten sentences about your future with I think, I don't think, I'll probably, I definitely.

  2. (Imagine) you and your classmates will have a picnic next time so all of you need to meet together and discuss about what you all need to prepare for that picnic. Making a dialogue.

" A: I think we should buy some food and drink

B: I agree but we can …

C: I don't think ….."

3. Write an essay about your future plan. Then have an oral presentation and make a video of yourself speaking.

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