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Lesson Plan 1 Straightforward Elementary
Elementary level


In this lesson the students will be introduced to present simple in the context of typical friends. The lesson starts with a feedback from Listening 2. A semi-controlled activity follows up to produce short sentences using present simple in the topic's context. After that comes form analysis with controlled practice and listening tasks. The 3 stages of the lesson are built up around a listening task that is followed by a feedback activity to end up with semi controlled practice where students will share their opinion to agree/contradict to the listening exercise in the beginning of the lesson


Abc Coursebook Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of present simple in the context of typical friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a present simple in the context of typical friends


Feedback (4-5 minutes) • To check if students understood the listening activity

1. Dr. Palmer says that women and men are different. What do you think? e.g. Cem, do you like dancing? Destina, do you play sports? (Define agree if necessary e.g.: I am a man. Yes or No? Yes? So, you agree that I am a man). 2. Do you agree? Yes? Put a tick, No? Put an x Yes No e.g. on board: They like the same things. Do you agree? ν x Do a demonstration with a student or two. 3.Monitor students to provide help where needed

Semi Controlled activity (7-8 minutes) • To involve the whole classroom in the activity and practice short sentence production related to the context, using present simple.

1. Define the difference of man/men - woman/women Man=1 men=2+ woman=1, women=2+ e.g. Men (in the classroom) raise your hand: So, there are (number) MEN in the classroom. Ask women in the classroom to raise their hands: So, there are (number) WOMEN in the classroom. 2. Task 5: Compare your answers - introduction. /Model phrase to use: I think men talk about sports and women don't talk about sports, but I don't think women listen more to their friends/ (write that on board) 3. Do Task 5 (show it to them) 4. Monitor students. 5. Peer check 6. Nominate 2-3 students for feedback.

Form (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation for present simple tense

1. Draw a table to w/b to show how Qs are formed in present simple. Fill In the first one for do/does as an example and ask them to guess the rest as a w/c activity Do/Does Subject Infinitive Do I You We play sports? They watch movies? Does He She It 2. Draw a timeline. Explain that present simple talks about the present. Past Present Future Explanation: it something from the past that we do now and in the future. e.g. I wake up every day. I eat breakfast every day. Demonstrate with a S: What else do you do every day? Elicit. Use examples to avoid errors: Play you football? Right or wrong? Drill w/c for correction You play football? Right or Wrong? Drill w/c for correction Does she has a lot of friends? Right or wrong? Drill w/c for correction * Pronunciation: the verb is stressed while do you/does he... are contracted. Use an example then drill. Do you play sports? 2. Elicit examples from students. Remember to nominate to remember names.

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1. Task 1 in page 25. Demonstrate with two Ss: T-S1. Do you watch TV? Yes I do. T-S2 (for S1): Does he watch TV? Yes he does. 2. Ask them to practice with the examples (in task 1) in pairs. If not nominate two more students for the first two examples in task 1. Make questions in Task 1. 3. Monitor students. 4. Peer-check

Listening (6-7 minutes) • To practice receptive skills and check for understanding

Task 2 p.25 1. Listen to a man and a woman. They talk about their friends. In part 1 (show them) mark the questions with a tick (v) or x. *If they do not understand: e.g. Listen (gesture) Do they play sports? Yes or No? Use mimics. 2. Students work and teacher monitors. 3. Peer check. 4. Feedback. Nominate then confirm with the class.

Practice and Feedback (7-8 minutes) • To check understanding of listening task and practice speaking

Task 3 1. Ask students the example questions in exercise 3. Demonstrate with S. Then w/c repeats. Drill w/c to get a yes /no he does/doesn't etc. response. E.g. does he play sports? Yes, he does/No, he doesn’t. 2. Put the Ss in pairs and ask them to answer the Qs in ex. 1 about the man and the woman in the recording, without looking at their answers. 3. Monitor. 4. Feedback: Nominate pairs for a questions and answers.

Semi Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with partially control practice in present simple

Task 4. Write on board: You/play sports with your friends? You/talk about personal things? Demonstrate with a S. Check for understanding: What do you have to do in this task? Ask a S to form a question (from the board) and ask someone from the class. Follow up with task 4. Ask them to work in pairs and form questions to ask each other. Monitor. Feedback: Is Dr. Palmer right/correct? Do you agree with Dr. Palmer? Nominate students. Elicit from students as much as possible. Dr. Palmer says that….but I think….

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