Lamia Lamia

Present simple and present continuous
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will be helped to have a clear idea about the difference between present simple and present continuous through a guided discovery lesson that will allow the Ss to figure out the rules for themselves and also get to practice them through a set of useful exercises.


Abc Exercise b

Main Aims

  • To provide review of the difference between present simple and present continuous through a guided discovery

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with a text-based clarification lesson


lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To attract students attention to the lesson through a context that will interest them.

T will project a picture of a couple in London on the WB and ask Ss questions to get them to speak and be engaged in this part and the following parts of the lesson. "Who do you think the people in this picture are?" "Where do you think they are" etc... T will tell the students that we will discover who and where they are together while listening to a recording, which will lead to the following step in this lesson

Listening task + Ex a (10-12 minutes) • To create a context for the Ss and prepare them for the following task

T will play the recording about the couple we saw in the picture earlier. T will ask the Ss to tick the right answers on exercise 1 while listening. That will give them a purpose to listen, will get them to focus more and to be prepared for the upcoming step. T will ask the Ss to compare and discuss their answers in pairs.

Listening + Ex b (7-9 minutes) • To introduce Ss to the TL

Ss will listen to the recording again and this time they will be asked to put the verbs between brackets in the correct form. Student will be asked again to discuss their answers in pairs and will be provided with the answer key

Present simple / present continuous Slide (5-7 minutes) • to help the Ss learn the Ss find the differences between P.S and P.C

T will project a slide on the WB that contains two sentences: "Oh, yes look, it’s raining.", "It only flies when she’s at home." and elicit from the Ss the differences between the two. T will do some PRON and Drilling if necessary.

Controlled practice 1 (5-7 minutes) • To allow Ss to practice what they have learned

Ss will be given a HO and asked to circle the right answer. Ss will be given 4 minutes to finish the task. T will ask Ss again to discuss their answers with their partners. After that, they will be given the answer key.

Semi free practice (5-7 minutes) • To get the Ss to practice the TL in a semi free way

Ss will be given 3 stripes of different colors, that will allow the T to divide them into 3 groups. each of the groups will be given a set of a question that they should ask and answer. One Ss should pick a paper ask the questions and the rest should take roles to answer. To make more fun and raise some competitive spirit within the class, the T will explain to the SS that the team who finishes the first will win the challenge.

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