Timothy Sherwood Timothy Sherwood

Present simple in the negative, Technology
Beginner level


This lesson will cover different types of technology and use of the present simple in the negative (i.e. don't).


Abc Listening CD

Main Aims

  • To practice the Present Simple-negative in the context of technology

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening for specific information and semi-controlled speaking


Warmer (8-10 minutes) • To pre-teach vocabulary and generate interest.

Tell me the answer. Describe, draw on the board, mime, and point to various tech items to elicit the key vocabulary words. Concept check, Drill, Write on WB.

Exposure 1 (8-10 minutes) • To listen for specific information

Read through words with ss. Preteach "use" Demo by asking a ss, 'do you use a computer at work?' OP Instructions: Listen and mark the words you hear. Demo: Short diaologue and ask did you hear one of these words? Which one(s). Computer (check it off), email (check it off). Did you hear office? Do I put a check next to it? Play Listening CD. Read sentences. Listen and then mark if it is True of False. Demo first conversation: Play CD. Finish exercise. PW have them check answers with each other. Ask individual ss for answers.

Exposure 2 (8-10 minutes) • For controlled practice with the TL

Write chart on the WB. Explain briefly. Demo: Do you have a cell phone? No, I don't. (Ask again if they answer in positive and ask them to answer in the negative). Open pw using various items and closed pw.

Exposure 3 (10-15 minutes) • To practice TL in a semi-controlled manner

Set up game by putting them into groups: computer, cell phone, email, digital camera and Bill Gates. Instructions: Where are my computers? Please look at each other. Etc. Roll the dice. Move that many times. Make a sentence. Demo with a few students. ICQ: Are you writing? Do you need your pens? Are you taking turns? Are you talking? Monitor for errors. Use WB as way to correct errors.

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