Pinar Simsek Pinar Simsek

Intermediate level


In this lesson, I will do a review of Past Simple Tense (be, affirmative, negative, question)


Main Aims

  • To provide review of Present Simple in the context of The Independent Article

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Daisy, Oliver and Alfie in the context of Daisy's new boyfriend
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Terror attack in Istanbul in the context of Terror


Lead-in (6-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will ask S about her homework. Review the diary she has written, mainly focusing on new vocabulary if any and use of definite and indefinite articles. Review of her watching a TED talk or a movie in English, ask about the topic, whether she did the guessing right or not. T will ask: How long did the homework take, and was she happy doing that? Later, T will present the print out of the article S has read before and sent to the T.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T will present the reading, with fill in the blanks for the present tenses. Ask the student to fill the missing. Before the self check, T asks to see S's mistakes. S then checks herself. T decides how to proceed with the lesson.

Teach (20-22 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T will focus on according to the S's needs: Meaning: T will use a timeline and explain use of present simple. First note that, "Although it is called the PRESENT TENSE, it is used for past, present and future" T explains and gives examples on the timeline. Asks S to give examples of her own. Use the HO of Present Simple meaning Form T explains and gives examples. (Use the HO) Pronunciation T explains and gives examples. (Use the HO) 5 min break!

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

T uses the computer for a new work with fill in the blanks with present simple tense, using the exercises. T asks the S where she had the difficulty. checks for herself. T asks the S where she had the difficulty.

Listening for Gist and Specific Information • To provide students with listening task

T will first introduce Daisie, Oliver and Alfie, and that S will do a listening. T asks S to think about what does Daisy think of her new boyfriend and why? After listening for 1.5 minutes, T stops the video and asks S her answer. After that, T will hand out the script of a video they will watch together. S will fill in the blanks with the correct present simple forms. If S needs, T will play the video a second time. She will then check herself with the answer sheet.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students to have a speaking practice about herself

T will ask S about her daily routine. Ask: So how is it for you? What do you usually do in a week? T will also talk about herself. T will also ask about S's husband and kid.

Free practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T together with the S will work on an imaginary soap opera with various characters. T hands out photos of the characters and the plot. Together they talk about the soap opera. T hopes S uses simple present and present progressive. (names, jobs, daily routines, etc)

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide accuracy in speaking about a person

T will introduce a game "Guess the Job" where T decide on a job, S asks questions and try to guess the job. They will then do vice versa.

Recycling (10-12 minutes) • To recycle the previous lesson's target language (definite and indefinite articles)

T will present a fill in the blanks text (the one used in the beginning of the lesson) with the articles missing. S will need to walk around the room and find the paragraphs and fill in the paragraphs with the correct articles (or no article) In this exercise T and S will be a pair. When they are finished with one paragraph they will find the AK hidden very near.

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