Job lesson, Present Simple
Elementary- Grade 8 level
To provide clarification of the present simple He/She/it in the context of Jobs
To provide listening practice using a text about Alison and Bob in the context of jobs
Procedure (23-38 minutes)
I show students a ppt about some hidden jobs getting students to guess the hidden job from the given pictures Then I present some jobs from my family getting them to present a model
I tell students to have a quick look at the given pictures and think about their jobs and where they are from, I write down some nouns,verbs and adjectives that students might meet in the text to prepare them for listening, then they are asked to read the given words and think of their meanings, I mime some vocab. and let students think about other words in their native language.
I play the cassette recorder once giving them time to think whether they heard any of the given vocab. or not, and what they notice about the verb endings. Then I play it once again getting them to focus on the verbs they hear and how we pronounce the 's' at the end of comes (z) , works (s), and teaches (iz)
students listen and at the same time read about Bob Nelson focusing on the 's' and underlining any verbs they come across through the text.
Students then produce some sentences about Philippe using the bubbles on page 21 focusing on the 's' on the third person singular of the present simple