Present Simple / Present Continuous
To provide review of Present Simple and Present Continuous tenses in the context of languages
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of languages.
Procedure (39-56 minutes)
Ask ss to read the sentences and ask about their ideas. The students say what they understood about the meaning. Ask the ss if the meaning is in general or not. State verbs: ask about the difference between the other verbs and give some examples of the state verbs.
Ask the students to go to page 152 and read the audioscript, then find some examples for the three rules. Compare their answers with their pairs. Students share their answers with the class.
Give some examples of present simple and present continuous sentences. Use time expressions to show the difference. Ask the students to expain the rules to each other first, then to the class. Keep the explanation and the sentences on the board.
Give the text "Machine translation" to the students and tell them to fill in the blanks using the words in brackets. Emphasize that they have to use the correct form of the words. Check it together in the end.
Tell the students to read the situations in part 4 and ask them what they would say in those situations. They need to use the verbs in brackets to guide them. They work in pairs and share their sentences with the class.
Tell the students to discuss the questions in Speaking part, exercise 2 and then, they prepare a goal's card for themselves using the useful phrases.
Tell the students to work in pairs and ask each other the questions in Speaking part, exercise 1. Tell them that they can use the useful phrases given below.