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Beginner level


In this lesson, students learn present continuous questions and short answers through guided discovery based on a listening script. The lesson starts with setting the context through picture related questions and listening the sample track. After the listening and reading the script, Teacher elicits meaning through questions in present continuous about the listening. This is fallowed by students' analysing the form through a handout. This is fallowed by pronunciation drills. Finally, there are some controlled and freer speaking practice.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of present continuous question and answer forms.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy in producing questions-answers in present continous.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher shows the picture of characters and places in the lisitening and asks context setting questions like: What is her name? What is she doing? Who is she speaking to? Where is he? Who is he with?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher writes these two questions ''Is Carl having a good time?, What is he doing at the moment?'' on the board and make students listen the track to find the answers. After listening, they read the listening script to check their answers. Teacher asks some more questions until making sure of full comprehension of the listening.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher draws students attention to the highlighted sentences, asks the tense and sentence form in them. Writes model sentences on the board and elicit the meaning and form.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Students study on the grammar rules sheet together. They try to discover the present continuous question and answer form with the help of example dialogue and grammar rule sheet. Teacher gives whole class feedback on the WB.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students do controlled practice of making questions and answers. After that they complete a dialogue by forming questions.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students listen some sounds and make a question about the action they hear.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students are grouped as A and B. They are provided with a picture of people in a party. A student chooses a person from the picture, B student tries to find the person by asking questions in present continuous tense.

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