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Simple present
Beginners level


Abc Projector
Abc Cut-ups
Abc HO2
Abc HO1 the texts
Abc Pictures

Main Aims

  • To providec clarification of the present simple and use it in the functional language.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide additional speaking practice.


To set the context (2-3 minutes)

I will present 3 picturs of people and ask the students to make guesses about their life. "Who are they?" Gesturing "I don't know" "Where do you think they live?" Give Ss 1 min to discuss in pairs and share their thoughts for each picture.

Introduction (3-4 minutes) • To set the overall theme of the lesson

Ss will be given a typed HO of the 3 texts in the Straightforward beginners book p 42 to read it individually. "2 mins" Gesturing. This will be followed by asking them to tell the names of the people in the pictures on the WB. "Who's Keith Wright?" And gesturing to get the name of the rest. Ss will come to the board to stick the names on the WB .

Clarification (2-3 minutes) • To clarify the present simple to the studens.

Using the projector we will have the text they read on the board with the verbs being colored green and red. Trying to elicit the part of speech (verb). Then asking them "what's the difference between them?" Once I have the correct answer, using the projector I will show them another picture of the same texts with (he, she, it and 's') being colored green and all the verbs red. Trying to get as much as I can from the students.

CCQs (3-4 minutes) • To check their understanding.

"Do we add 's' to the noun?" "After he,she,it do we add 's' to the verb?" "After they, you, we, I do we add 's' to the verb" I will project 5 pairs of sentences and ask students to tell me the right one.

Controlled practice (7-10 minutes) • To engage the Ss more and encourage them to practice.

Using 3 boxes with words of each text which refer to the texts. The student will be divided into 3 groups and the WB will be divided into 3 parts. The first 3 students will take a piece of paper from their team box and make a simpke present sentence from it Ex: "London" student will wright "he/she lives in London"/"they live in London" depends on the picture on the board. When they finish they will have time for self-correction with their team. For the correct sentence Ss will be given a typed cut-up of the same sentence to stick it on the WB to organise it.

Semi-Controlled Practice 2 (5-6 minutes) • To get Ss to know how to form the question form of a sentence.

Having had the cut-ups on the WB students will be asked to write the question of the sentences. "In your group write the question of you sentence"

Freer practice (5-7 minutes) • Get students to practice speaking

"In pairs, ask your partner to tell you about his best friend using the dialogue on the WB" I will take the cut-ups off the board one by one

Productive Skill (writing) (5-6 minutes) • Get students to practice writing

(If we have time to spare) Write about your friend using the things you have taken today (present simple).

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