Ashraf Abdel Rahman Abdel Rahman Felifel Ashraf Abdel Rahman Abdel Rahman Felifel

Job lesson, Present Simple
Elementary- Grade 8 level


In this lesson, students learn about the present simple through guided discovery based on a reading text. The lesson starts with a discussion about jobs, this is followed by a pre-listening task in which students translate some nouns,verbs and adjective that they may meet in the task. Finally there's some controlled practice through reading the text and a free practice via final role play speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the present simple He/She/it in the context of Jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening practice using a text about Alison and Bob in the context of jobs


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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

Pre-Reading/Listening (6-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

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.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

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)

While-Reading/Listening #2 (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

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.

Post-Reading/Listening (4-7 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice the 's' on what they've learned

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

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