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Ünal efe Assessed Teaching Practice 3
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson , the students learn about the difference between the stative verbs and dynamic verbs. I begin my lesson projecting a picture on the white board. We talk about the picture by using the present continuous tense. After that, I will write statements which include dynamic and stative verbs. This is followed by comparing the two tenses (the present continuous and the simple present tense) with each other in terms of meaning and form and then students do exercises connected to the topic. Finally, there is a mingling activity which gives the students the opportunity to make question sentences and ask each other.


Main Aims

  • Grammar. Stative and dynamic verbs. In the context of demonstrations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise semi-controlled speaking.


Lead In (0-5 minutes) • to remind students the use of the Present continuous tense.

In this part, I project a picture on the board and ask them what is going on in this picture. E.g. "What are they doing?" , "What is she doing?", "Is the baby crying?" They answer the questions about the picture. After that, ask them if these are happening at the current time or not and elicit if there are actions in these sentences or not. CCQs:" Are these statement in the future or at present time?" "Do the verbs describe an action or not?" "Which tense is used here?"

Presentation (10-15 minutes) • to show students the difference between stative and dynamic verbs by giving a short explanationand comparing them with each other.

When we are done with the visual, I will write some sentences on the white board and distribute the handouts to the students.I ask some CCQs about the sentences to make the meaning clear for students. CCQs; "Do the verbs describe an action or state?" " Which tense is used here?" After we emphasize that the dynamic verbs are used with the Present Continuous Tense, we move to the next part. I write three sentences on the board again and underline the verbs. I ask some CCQs again to make the meaning clear. CCQs; "Do the verbs describe an action or state?" " Which tense is used here?" After CCQs, I give a short explanation that we use stative verbs with Present Simple Tense. Later I draw students' attention to the sentences and ask which verb has two different meanings and describes both an action and a state. "I have three dogs" "I am having fun" "I have three children" "I am having lunch" "Which sentences describe actions?" "Which sentences describe states?"

Controlled Practice 1 (2-4 minutes) • to get the students to do an exercise in Present Continuous Tense

In Part 2, Students look at the example and make sentences by using the given prompts in the Present Continuous Tense. The Students check the answers in pairs. ICQ;"Are you going to use two tenses?"

Controlled Practice 2 (5-8 minutes) • to se if the students are able to distinguish the stative verbs from dynamic verbs and use the correct form of the verbs.

In exercise 6, they need to decide if the verbs are stative or dynamic.and put the verbs into appropriate forms to complete sentences. They work in pairs. But first , I give examples. "Phill wants a new car" , "Cindy is helping her mother in the kitchen" ICQ; "Are you going to use 2 tenses or 1 tense?" After that, we check the answers all together.

Free Practice (8-13 minutes) • to provide a chance for students to do a speaking activity.

Before I set up this activity, I will demonstrate to them how to do it. The students can also look at the examples before we begin. I will ask some ICQs to be sure that they understand the activity. ICQs; "Are you going to use one tense or two tenses?" "Are you going to ask only one friend?" While they are doing the activity, I will observe them an take notes. Later, we can correct the mistakes.

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