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Present Simple - I/you/we/they
A1 level


Abc FSW handout
Abc pictures
Abc matching handout
Abc circle the right answer
Abc recording

Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice the present simple with I/you/we/they in the context of likes and dislikes

Subsidiary Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to talk about sports, food and drinks in the context of likes and dislikes


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

. on the right side of the WB, stick the pictures of some sports, food and drinks . elicit the words from the WC . give the handouts to match the same pictures with their words, individually . WCFB by giving the words to stick under their pictures on the WB . ask the WC about each picture 'what is this?'

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

. on the left side of the WB, draw a smiley and a sad face in a chart . take a picture I like and stick it under the smiley face . point at the smiley face and try to elicit 'I like.....' . do the same with 'I do not like....' . elicit the question 'what do you like?' 'do you like .....' . elicit more questions 'what is your favorite sport?' 'what is your favorite football team?' 'what is your favorite ice cream flavor?' . drill the pronunciation

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

. give the handouts for the listening exercise and instruct them not to unfold it . listen once or twice . peer check, then unfold the answer key

Semi-controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To practice and produce the TL

. give them the handout to find someone who, for example, likes football and they need to ask more questions from the cue words in the handout . peer check by exchanging the info they collected

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further

. play a miming game in which they are divided into two teams, each team chooses Ss to mime what they like and don't like

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