Present Simple Tense
To provide practice of the present simple tense in the context of daily routines.
To identify the third person singular form of verbs in the present simple tense
To practice speaking fluency
To practice the pronunciation of -s / -es ending verbs
Procedure (39-53 minutes)
T starts the lesson with greeting ss and asking how they are. T tells that he feels hungry and he normally has lunch at that time of the day. Then he talks about his daily activites giving example sentences. T elicits some activities ss do.
T presents the third person singular form of verbs in present simple tense through the texts. T puts pictures of the daily activities that are mentioned in the texts. While ss are reading the texts, T writes the activities from the texts near to the pictures.
T asks ss to identify the verbs in the sentences. Then he asks them the difference between the verbs in Text A and Text B and elicits answers. Ss work out the rules for themselves. Following this, T gives a brief explanation.
Ss practice the pronunciation of /s/, /z/, /z/ sounds of the third person singular verbs in the present simple tense. T plays the recording and ss repeat the words. Following this, they do exercises which requires listening some words and putting the words under the correct coloumn. Ss check their answers with their partners.
T hands out worksheets. Ss do some multiple choice exercises based on reading a text and choosing the correct answer. Ss check their answers with their partners.
Ss try to guess their partners daily routine and write a text about it using the text on the coursebook as a model. Then ss check it with their partners.
Ss practice speaking by talking about their daily activities. Then they try to find a person whose daily routine is similar.