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Simple present "3" (he, she, it)
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about the simple present tense (3) positive and negative (he,she,it) through a PPP based on a listening conversation about Paul. The lesson starts with a video of someone's daily routine. This is followed by an activity where students should guess the rule of simple present tense with the third person in the positive and then the negative form. Later there will be practice of some expressions which end with a /Iz/ sound, this activity will be based on listening. A gaps filling activity will be placed also for a further practice. Followed by a listening task focusing on contractions.Finally there is a guessing game divided into two parts, where students first will be asked to choose a partner and compete sentences about them with (does/doesn't), and then followed by a semi-controlled task, where they will make questions out these sentences.


Abc gap fill handout
Abc Guessing handouts
Abc Recording
Abc Discussion

Main Aims

  • To provide practice, clarification and review of simple present in the context of daily

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of sporting actives


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The students will be asked to watch a video about Mr.Bean's daily routine and tell about the content of the video.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The students will watch the video again and try to find some information about Mr;Bean's daily day. Teacher will elicit the target language by using some questions (like; what time does Mr.Bean leave home?)

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students will figure out two sentences from the previous task (what time does Mr.Bean leaves home? -He lives home at 6.30 in the mornings). This activity will be followed by an other guessing rules activity, where the students are supposed to find the right rule of the simple present tense with the third person in the negative and positive form.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher will clarify the rule of the simple present tense with the third person, in the negative and positive form. This will lead us automatically to another practice task where students are supposed to write the form of some verbs with the third person (they will be introduced to the spelling rules). And then they will listen to the record which deals with the target language and find the /IZ/ sound at the end of some verbs.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in the brackets.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

This activities is divided into two parts. First the students will work in pairs, but they will not talk to him/her partner. They will look at the sentences in the paper that I will handed to them, and guess what their partners does/doesn't do. They should only complete the sentence with does/doesn't by looking at their partners and try to guess. (2nd part) After finishing guessing, the students will produce their own questions based on the answers they had.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

If Time: Students will work with their partners, taking turns asking and answers each others' questions. Then each partner will pick a different person and tell the information they have about their partners.

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