Erhan Gülşen Erhan Gülşen

B1 level


In this lesson, the SS revise how to use Present Simple and Present Continous Tenses. Then, at the end of the lesson, they do a writing exercise.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of present simple and present continuous tenses in the context of weekly activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a letter in the context of weekly activities


Warmer/Lead-in (3-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher divides the board into two and on the right coloumn he writes one or two sentences in simple present and one or two sentences in present continuous on the left. Then, he draws a line under each coloumn and writes a sentence that contrasts a regular activity he does with something which is happening now.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

The teacher shows five sentence on the smartboard and asks the SS to match them with the explanations of usage. He checks whether they know the meaning of repeated actions... etc.

Teach (3-5 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

The teacher clarifies the unclear points and tries to elicit the negative forms from the SS.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

The teacher asks the SS to do one gap-filling and one sentence making exercise on their SB.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The teacher asks the SS to write five sentences by using present simple and present continous. After that, he asks each pair to read their sentences to their partners.

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