Dynamic and stative verbs
B1 (Intermediate) level
To provide practice the dynamic and stative verbs
To provide a gist reading in the context of relationships
Procedure (31-44 minutes)
T show a picture for a mother who is carrying her twins. T asks: what do you think about this pic? T asks Ss, who do you carry around?
T inform Ss to read quickly through the context of relationships and see what these pictures mean to them. Ss feedback.
While Ss are reading T will highlight: Ben is (1) looking at the camera but he (2) looks serious.
T asks Ss to read ex 1, followed by some questions: T asks, which example of look describes an action- something happen? T asks, which example of look describes an state- nothing happen? T asks what we call that tense in grammar: Ben is looking at the camera. T asks what we call that tense in grammar: He looks serious. T clarifies the forms of action and stative verbs.
T will write the verbs below on small cards. T will put the cards on the table where Ss can't see what is written on it. T asks Ss individually to choose one card and to tell if the verb is action or stative Finally T asks, if it's action provide an example with present continues and for stative provide an example with simple present. eat, walk, talk, write, run, read, go, love, hate, know, understand
For exercises 2&3, It's a competition game. Ex 2: Complete the description using the present simple or the present continues Ex 3: Do these verbs describe actions or states? Underline the correct from. T will divide Ss into two groups and the one who has more correct answers is the winner. T gives them the handout and tells them to start. After 5 minutes, ask one of each group to count the right answer of his group. Now, T is telling the right answers.