• Students’ projects / presentations: collecting their written work and commenting their presentations.




  • Causes and consequences of the Industrial Age.
  • Watching and listening to the students’ research work on this topic.
  • Celebrating lesson #100!


  • Expressing future meaning (using will, going to and present continuous).
    • Main usage guidelines
    • Exercise correction
    • More book exercises
    • On-line exercises and resources


Usage guidelines

Como vimos na aula, o futuro pode exprimir-se de diferentes formas, consoante a nossa ideia ou intenção comunicativa. Na aula treinámos 2 dessas 3 formas, mas aqui revemos as 3.


will / will not (ou won’t) + 1 verbo no infinitivo (do, make, be, play, have, etc.)

  • previsão que pode ou não concretizar-se; futurismo
  • prometer algo a alguém
  • oferecer ajuda a alguém
  • tomada de decisão no preciso momento em que se fala
  • pedir algo a alguém

I think she will be a very rich person.

I will help you. 

Will you bring me some water, please?

going to

(verbo to be no presente) am, is, are + going to + 1 verbo no infinitivo; na negativa usa-se not após o verbo to be, com ou sem contracção

  • intenção, algo que já se pensa fazer
  • previsão ou dedução baseada no que se sabe ou no que está a ver ou observar

I‘m going to study harder in the future.

She isn’t going to pass her exam, because she didn’t study.

present continuous (poderão revê-lo na página 38 do livro)

(verbo to be no presente) am, is, are + 1 verbo prinicipal a terminar em ing; na negativa usa-se not após o verbo to be, com ou sem contracção

  • coisas que já estão marcadas ou combinadas

I‘m having dinner with my friends tomorrow.

He isn’t coming back tonight.


 Exercise correction

 Pages 145-146


  1. will do
  2. won’t go
  3. will be
  4. won’t have
  5. will be
  6. won’t work
  7. will get
  8. will buy
  9. will be
  10. won’t get


  1. Will she have more free time in 5 years’ time? Yes, she will.
  2. Will they work from home? No, they won’t.
  3. Will you do your shopping online? Yes, I will.
  4. Will he have a robot at home? No, he won’t.
  5. Will we live in Ireland? Yes, we will.
  6. Will we bring me a cup of tea? Yes, we will.


When are you going to open your new shop?

Where is it going to be situated?

What products are you going to sell?

How many people are going to work there?

How much is the project going to cost?

How long is the building work going to take?

More exercises about this in your book: pages 187-188: D, E, F, G, H, I.


Online exercises and resources




  • Industrial Age online research: group work.

Here are some interesting online resources that may help prepare your oral presentation (Monday, 28th April)

Industrial Revolution

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, Video 5

Remember these important questions and focus them during your presentation:

  1. When did the Industrial Revolution start?
  2. Where did it start?
  3. What caused the Industrial Revolution?
  4. What were its consequences?
  5. What is the connection between Industrial Revolution and present time (technology and computer age)?

Good work! Have fun and be creative.

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  • The  start of computer age: reading comprehension exercises.

Don’t forget: for reading comprehension, composition and writing exercises you can use online dicionaries. Try our Utilities page.

Pages 142-143


  1. b
  2. a
  3. e
  4. g
  5. c
  6. h
  7. d
  8. f


  1. Machines changed the world: people could travel and communicate more easily. Work changed too: many people found jobs in factories.
  2. Industrial Age started in the 19th century.
  3. The start of the Computer Age was in the second half of the 20th century.
  4. Only few people used computers because they were very difficult to understand.
  5. The first computers were built in the 1940s and 1950s.
  6. They were very very big and weighed 1.5 tonnes (they occupied a room).
  7. The prediction was that one day computers would be very very small.

Assignment: Group work (page 142 – Research Work)


  • Using the Web (moodle plaform and Blogsibilities) to finish previews homework assignments.
  • Pros and cons of technology.
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  • Expressing opinion about technology, computers and the Internet.

Here are the topics / questions for today. Please use our Moodle forum to write your answers. If you have any problems please tell me during the lesson or leave a message here! 😉