Jobs -Lesson Simple Present
To provide practice, review and clarification of The Simple present in the context of Leisure activities & lifestyle
To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Leisure & Lifestyle in the context of sports
To provide clarification and practice of Frequency Adverbs in the context of sports
Procedure (45-60 minutes)
I will tell the learner about the things that I do during my free time and how often I do them. I will then ask him to tell me his.
Will focus the S on the pictures and the text. I will ask him to match the sportsperson against the information given.
S listens to the audio and checks the answers. T discuss with the S on whose life sounds most difficult and why.
Simple Present- Use-We use it to talk about facts (information that is known to be true) to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual. The action can be a habit, a hobby, a daily event, a scheduled event or something that often happens. Form: verb+ s/es eg I love chocolates. T writes to do conjugations on the board. Question Forms: We use Do or Does to make questions in the simple present tense. Except questions with to be (Am/Are & Is) and modal verbs can, must, should etc We add Do for I/You/they/We or Does for she/he/it before the subject in an affirmative sentence. After the subject there is a verb in the base form of infinitive e.g to speak. Remove the “to” and make the question. 3rd person verbs loose the final “s” in questions. Word order of Questions=Do/Does+subject+infinitive verb (without to)+the rest of the sentence. We don’t repeat the verb in short answers. “Yes she does” and not “Yes she likes.” Negative-"No she doesn't." For question words What, Where etc we do not use short answers.
Ask S to match the sentences with the descriptions. Ask S to put each sentence into a question form and the negative form. Draw a frequency adverb line, ask S to place the Adverbs of frequency in their order of how often things happen. Check the answers on page 148.
Play a verb-board game with the S. He rolls the dice and whatever box he lands he has to give a sentence, question and short answers. He can also practise using the frequency of adverbs in the sentences.
T & S write down 10 questions they wish to know about each other's habits or things they do regularly and things that are generally or always true about themselves and their family members. e.g. Do you like playing football? The person being asked has to answer first using the full sentence and then short answer. If he answers correctly he earns 1 point if not he loses a point.