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Jobs -Lesson Simple Present
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, the student learn about simple present through listening to an audio about Leisure and Lifestyle. Since it's the first day, the lesson starts with analysing the learners needs through a questionnaire. I will give him a starter pack where he would write down his motivations for studying English and also a learning style questionnaire to fill out. This is followed by a guessing activity where he matches the routines against the sportsperson. Finally there is some controlled practise through sentence reformulation and free practice through a discussion activity.


Abc Starter pack, Handout, Frequency adverbs flash cards, Board game and dice, Audio

Main Aims

  • To provide practice, review and clarification of The Simple present in the context of Leisure activities & lifestyle

Subsidiary Aims

  • 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


Warmer/Lead-Ask learner about his hobbies. (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage student

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.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Will focus the S on the pictures and the text. I will ask him to match the sportsperson against the information given.

Highlighting (2-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

S listens to the audio and checks the answers. T discuss with the S on whose life sounds most difficult and why.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

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.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

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.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

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.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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.

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