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Merve Öztürk's Present Simple - yes/no questions Lesson
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn about present simple and it's short answers. The Lesson will start with the continuation of the last 2 parts of the listening part which are mostly about speaking. Then the lesson will proceed with the grammar rules and exercises.


Abc Listening & Grammar - make and complete sentences

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give Ss practice in Present Simple - yes/no questions & short answers in the context of typical friends.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give semi-controlled practice in speaking for occuracy.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic/theme of the lesson.

T will write ''Do you have a lot of friends?'' on the board expecting to have the answers from the students. Then, will write another question: ''Does he/she pay sports with his/her friends?'' This time T will write the short answer forms and expect Ss do the same. If T has more time, she/he can use the following questions: - Do you travel so much? - Does you friend travel with you? - Do you go dancing with you friends?

First Test (diagnostic) (15-25 minutes) • To test learners' current knowledge of and ability to use the language and identify what the issues are.

Ss make questions in the present simple. There are 2 parts. Ss work in pair if it is needed (if they still hesitate to do the exercise in a proper way.)

Teach (clarifying) (5-10 minutes) • To clarify issues learners had with meaning so learners understand it better. To clarify issues learners had with pronunciation so they know how to say it better. To clarify issues with form so that learners know how to construct it better.

Pairwork. Model the activiy briefly with a confident student. Then put the students into pairs to ask and answer the questions in exercise 1 about the man and woman in the recording.

Second Test (Controlled practice) (Freer practice) (5-10 minutes) • To provide controlled oral/written practice focused on using the language accurately. To test what learners have learnt from the teach stage. To provide freer oral/written practice and use the language productively. To test what learners have learnt from the teach stage.

Pairwork. Model the activity carefully with a student. Then put students into pairs to ask and answer the questions. -Extra practice- Write the following prompts on the board. Ask students to make questions from the prompts and then ask a partner. 1) you/play sports with your friends? 2) you/talk about personal things?

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