Ege Tuna Ege Tuna

Farm Animals-Action Verbs + Present Continuous Tense
A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn the basic use of the present progressive through discovering what farm animals and people are doing in their daily lives.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of the present continuous tense and action verbs in the context of farm animals, humans and their actions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of what animals and humans do in their daily lives


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will introduce herself T will stick the LP on the board T will explain the maracas rule T will ask the students to watch the video and think about what they see "What are they doing in the video?" T elicits as much vocab as possible to assess prior learning T gets FB T does not correct ss at this point T praises

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

T starts miming words to elicit vocab ECDW & praise through CCQs T uses the grammar structure as much as possible

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T peers the ss T shows the cut outs and instructs ss to match them T uses ICQs T monitors as ss do peer work T asks ss to check their answers T gives the answers through WC FB

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to clarify the grammar focus

T asks ss to find the formula of the sentences T distributes the formula T lets ss to look at the sheet

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

T writes the following questions on the board: What is he/she/it doing? What are we/you/they doing? T asks ss to pair up T shows the handout and explains the rule T monitors closely T takes notes to clarify the misunderstood points T gives WC FB

Back up activity (0-0 minutes) • To further practice the grammar focus

Pictionary or charades depending on the time left and the energy lvl of the ss: T shows an example and explains the instruction Ss come to the board and try to guess the action verb in full sentences Before the lesson finishes, T recaps the lesson

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