Quick tip for future tenses, I will …. I won’t …

Luu just wrote in to ask..

Do you have any great ideas for teaching “I will …” or “I won’t ….”?

My favourite way to do this is to  …

1. Teach the Superhero lesson.

2. Introduce “I will …” with the superhero verbs

3. Give the kids a situation that needs a superhero (e.g. a fire, a cat stuck up a tree, their favourite pop star has missed their plane,  an emergency on the space station etc.)

4. Tell them they are the superhero and get them to decide what they will and won’t do to save the day!

5. They can either present what they’ll do to the class (you can give each group a different emergency) or even get them to write a comic strip about it!

Be genki,


P.S.  One of the great things about this lesson is that by getting shy kids to pretend they are superheros, it gives them an “excuse” to speak loud, clear, confident English, just like the Fake it till you make it post the other day!


Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

4 Responses to “Quick tip for future tenses, I will …. I won’t …”

  1. Silvia

    How nice! I like this lesson plan!

  2. Nena

    Great idea…never thought of it!

  3. Kristina

    I especially like the comic strip suggestion! Greats lesson plan!

  4. Izolda Kovac

    You have great ideas! I’ve never thought of it! I will try it out!!!! 🙂

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