- Ask students what new technologies have developed in the last hundred years. Write them on the board.
- Tell them to decide with their neighbors which are the most important, and why.
- Ask for opinions and invite comments. Use this to check or revise the language of comparison.
- Tell students they are going to read about the technology of the future. Go around the class telling students they are A, B, or C in turn. Put them in groups of three or four, with each group being all the same letter, e.g. AAAA, BBBB, CCCC.
- Tell them to read their text and help their group with anything they do not understand.
- What will be the main uses of the technology?
- Which use will bring the biggest benefits and why?
- What are the most surprising predictions and why?
Discuss the questions and make notes.
- Which technology will bring the biggest benefits and why?
- What is the most surprising prediction and why?
- Which technology do you like the idea of most?
- Which technology do you think is the most likely to happen and why
- Which technology do you think is the most unlikely to happen and why?
Now put students in groups of at least three so that each group has a person who has read each text, e.g. ABC, ABC, ABC, ABC. Show the questions on the board and explain that students should tell each other about their text. They must work from their notes and turn their text face down so they can not read aloud from it. Ask for their opinions and invite comments.
- In their groups, students imagine a typical day in the future when all three technologies are in common use. They make notes about their daily routine.
- Students describe their day to the class.
– the most interesting
– the most likely
– the weirdest