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Present continuous
Pre-Intermediate level


Abc Handouts, TP1- Reading1, CCTV picture, Exercises sheet

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of the present continuous tense

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of the present continuous tense


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I write CCTV on the board showing them a picture of it, then asking them some questions about it ( When first used and why?), ( Modern uses?),( most common place?)...etc. They work in groups and then they can check on SB page 12.

Reading for gist (4-5 minutes) • To provide SS with less challenging gist reading.

Ask SS to look at the text quickly and tell what it could be about

Reading for specifics (8-10 minutes) • To provide SS with more challenging detailed reading.

I will ask ss to read the text again more closely and allow them time to answer the questions. I pre-teach the words (crime), (criminal).

Focus on the lexis: (8-10 minutes) • To introduce and practice lexical phrases with "place"

I ask SS to find the 5 phrases in the text that use the word "place". Have them work in pairs to guess what the phrases might mean. Then give them the 5 synonyms from the box on p.12 to match with the phrase.

Grammar (12-15 minutes) • To give SS exposure and practice of present continuous and stative verbs.

I will introduce this grammar in two stages- present continuous and then stative verbs. For ex.1 I will write the first two example sentences and they will discuss in pairs why the present continuous is used. Then I refer SS to the first two points on p.13 and I ask SS to find more examples in the letters and underline them.Then I give some examples of stative verbs and ask SS why are they in the present simple not continuous and I can elicit more example from SS like: ( I like ice cream)

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