1. The plane leaves at 10:00 tomorrow.
a) Present simple + time marker.
Subject + verb “to leave” in the present tense + time marker.
b) Talking about a scheduled future event.
c) Students may have difficulty in understanding how the present simple tense is used to talk about an arrangement of a future event, usually from a timetable or schedule, and may omit the letter ‘s’ and use ‘ing’ instead.
Students may not be able to pronounce the word ‘leaves’ because they may have difficulty pronouncing the long vowel ‘i’.
Students may put stress on the wrong part of the word ‘leaves’.
d) The person travelling is booking a taxi to take him/her to the airport or to be collected from the airport and is confirming the flight time.
Context: Planning a trip or journey.
Target Models:
i. My plane departs the airport at 10:00 tomorrow.
ii. The flight arrives in Las Vegas at 7:00 on Thursday.
iii. My flight leaves London at 10:00 tomorrow.
i. Are we talking about the present or the future? (future)
ii. Is the plane leaving today? (no)
iii. Can the flight be changed? (no – because it is scheduled for the next day)

2. If I had a lot of money, I’d buy a boat.
a) Second conditional.
If + subject + simple past + noun + modal verb (would) + verb in present tense + noun.
b) Talking about something which could happen in the future but is not likely to happen. A hypothetical situation.
c) Students might use the word ‘would’ in the ‘if clause’.
Students might not understand that the verb ‘to have’ is an auxiliary verb.
Students may omit the letter ‘d’ in the second part of the sentence (I’d)
Students may have trouble understanding that although the ‘if clause’ uses the simple past tense, the sentence is not talking about the past.
Students may not be able to conceptualise the use of the past tense to talk about something in the future.
d) Someone explaining what they would like to buy if they were rich or wealthy.
i. If I had a million pounds, I’d...