The present simple tense 3rd person singular
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.
To practise reading for specific information and revise collocations.
Procedure (36-35 minutes)
T shows Ss some pictures on the screen and asks what those people do. T elicits the present simple tense 3rd person singular form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.