I chose to teach the future tense in part by allowing students to choose their own vocabulary words based on the future career they are considering. Each student had his/her own individual list of vocabulary for the week. I then assigned this small writing assignment in which they had to use their chosen vocabulary words and the future tense to write about thier first day on the job.
The end products were so fun to read, and students enjoyed sharing them with the class. They found it easy to imagine what will happen on the first day, and many of them got creative and thought up some very imaginative first days! Fun!