Carina Middlebrooks Carina Middlebrooks

TP 6 - Present Continuous 'now'
Elementary A2 level


in this lesson, STS will learn the present continuous in the context of work and jobs. The session will begin with a lead in T/F activity based on the previous lesson that will test their memory and introduce them to the model sentences. Students will then complete guided discovery tasks where they will be introduced to the TL. They will then complete a controlled practice by changing the verb forms and a gap fill activity. They will complete a semi controlled speaking activity using the TL followed by a final Freer practice where the act out the verb and the other STS guess using the TL


Abc Guided discovery sheet
Abc Ex 7
Abc Ex 8 Semi - controlled speaking activity
Abc Image 1 - lead in
Abc image 2 - ex 8 image
Abc Ex 9 freer practice

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present continuous and practice using TL to form the correct verb in sentences in the context work and jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice using the TL through speaking activities


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

PW Display image 1 on WB 2 mins Ex 1 - ask students to write down who says the sentence from memory of the previous lesson. (target language is included in these sentences) Who says these sentences - Frank, Janet or Liz? Students check their answers with pairs opposite Teacher displays answer key on WB

Presentation (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

Pair work Ex 2 - teacher asks the below Are the below sentences about now or everyday? WC feedback and confirms answers on WB using PP

Presentation (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

Group work uses same marker sentences and materials Ex 3 - ask students to sort into positive and negative forms Teacher to monitor STS ask students to feedback correct answers and highlight on WB

Presentation (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

Individual work Ex 4 - STS to complete table with the correct form of present continuous Check answers in pairs Students to write correct answers on WB T- highlight MFP

Presentation (5-7 minutes) • To clarify and practice using form

Individual work Ex 5 - using the form students to write the correct form of the verb Check answers in pairs Students feedback answers and write on WB T- clarify MFP if needed

Presentation (3-4 minutes) • Clarify pronunciation

Ex 6 Using PP show marker sentence on WB Model and drill correct pronunciation and intonation

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide controlled written practice focused on using the TL accurately

Individual work Ex 7 - students to complete gap fill a b - sts listen to check their answers STS Check answers in pairs Using PP - teacher to elicit answers from students and check meaning and form

Semi- Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide controlled oral practice focused on using the TL accurately

PW using PP show names and images on WB Teacher to demonstrate first example with speech bubble on WB Ex 8 - STS discuss in pairs the below It's 10.05am. What are these people doing now, do you think? Teacher to monitor during discussion WC feedback for a couple of students Error correct if needed

Production (6-8 minutes) • To provide freer oral practice and focused on using the target language more fluently

Group work Ex 9 - Freer practice speaking activity Explain to sts using WB highlighting TL to use and demo using a student T to hand out a bag containing individual bits of paper with verbs STS take it in turns to take a piece of paper and act out the verb. The group needs to guess the action

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