Keivan Teimoorian Keivan Teimoorian

present simple 3rd person singular
Beginner, A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn to speak about routines of another person in 3rd person. They will also learn how to pronounce the 3rd person "s" added to the end of verbs in both positive and negative forms.


Abc Grammar reference, gapfill handouts

Main Aims

  • Present simple tense for the third person singular in the context of speaking about routines and daily activities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • They will learn some new verbs with which to speak about routines of other people.


warmer (5-6 minutes) • for the Students and the teacher to get to know each other

Teacher stands in the class holding a ball in hand. He says a sentence and throws the ball at a particular student. He or she is expected to say the same sentence about him or herself regarding information like name, age, nationality, job and where they live.

Lead-in (7-9 minutes) • to expose students with the concept of 3rd person singular

-The T writes on the board "my brother" and gives students some facts about his life through elicitation. He then writes some model sentences and presents the grammar regarding 3rd person singular s on the board including the negative form. My brother (Jack) studies IT. CCQs: Does he study now? yes Does he go to university every week? yes Is his university finished? no Jack teachers tennis. CCQs: Is it his job? yes Does he teach tennis now? yes

Grammar presentation (4-6 minutes) • learning grammar and spelling rules of 3rd person singular

The T gives Ss handouts regarding 3rd person singular grammar and asks them to do it in pairs and then gets feed back. The T then plays the audio script and gives Ss drills.

Pronunciation and spelling Practice (6-8 minutes) • To make sure students know how to pronounce 3rd person singular s and how to write them

The T teacher gives Ss a list of verbs in exercise 6 and draws 3 pronunciation categories on the whiteboard. He then asks Ss to work in pairs and put the verb where it belongs by writing the verbs in the correct column. The teacher drills.

controlled grammar practice (6-8 minutes) • To make a better understanding of present simple speaking about other people's routines

T gives Ss another handout and asks them to complete it individually and then check their answers in pairs. ICQs: 1. alone or together? alone 2. Do we check the answers together? yes T then writes the answers on the whiteboard.

Freer practice (7-8 minutes) • To talk freely about another person's routine

Ss are asked to speak about their best friend or a family member to their peers and describe their routines. T monitors them and possibly writes down a couple of errors they make and notifies them afterwards. The teacher may get feedback via a couple of Ss.

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