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The present simple tense 3rd person singular
Elementary level


In this lesson,ss will practise the present simple tense 3rd person singular in the context of being far away from home.


Abc Projector
Abc Face2Face Elementary workbook, pp 20
Abc Face2Face Elementary students book, pp32-33
Abc Verb cards
Abc Answer key
Abc Blue Tac
Abc Questionnaire
Abc WB
Abc HO

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, ss will have practised the present simple tense 3rd person singular in the context of being away from home.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise reading for specific information and revise collocations.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows Ss some pictures on the screen and asks what those people do. T elicits the present simple tense 3rd person singular form.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T reminds Students of Polly and Lorna's conversation and asks questions like what Trevor does with the camera by miming. T asks 4-5 such questions to elicit the present simple tense 3rd person singular in sentences. For example, He goes swimming. He studies the stars.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T highlights the use of verb+s or es in the use of the present simple tense 3rd person singular in the sentences given by the students.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

a) T elicits the meaning of the target language by CCQs. For example, she asks, Does Messi play football only on Sundays? Does he play football on almost all the days? Is it kind of repeated action? b) T elicits the form from the students by asking them where the subject and verb are in the sentences and writes it on the board. c)T does a fun activity of making students swat the verbs on the board for the purpose of verb recognition. T demonstrates clearly with the help of two students. T asks ICQs. d)The verbs are written on yellow and pink cards. The yellow card verbs when used in the present simple tense 3rd person singular end with /z/ sound and the pink card verbs end with /s/ sound. T employs choral drill and back chaining.

Controlled Practice (5-0 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T makes pairs and gives HOs and tells clearly about the gap filling exercise. Ss do the exercise. T sticks the answer key on the walls. The Ss check their answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

a)T makes groups and gives the demonstration of the activity. T shows the questionnaire and asks everyone to interview their team members and ask all the questions given there. Students do the activity b)T demonstrates the game called Who is he/she? One student has to tell about one of his team mates using the answers he /she got from the interview and other teams have to guess who that person is. T asks ICQs.

Free Practice (5-0 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Flexi stage T demonstrates another game. T asks Students to think 30 years down the line and guess what that person does for a living and expressing that in the simple present tense 3rd person singular. Students nominate one another.

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