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Neighbours, Present Continuous
Elementary A1 level


In this lesson, students will get familiar with present continuous tense. After a brief lead-in by asking some questions about noisy neighbours actions. Through the listening, students will be asked and will be able to get the meaning of ongoing actions. Ss will be asked to drill chorally and will be provided with a brief explanation about the usage of target grammar. Students will be provided with the activity to practice Present Continuous in the controlled activity; Grammar bank activity (course book, pg: 132)will be done by sts. After that, students will listen to the sounds and write six sentences what is happening.(course book, pg: 39,grammar f) Students will practise Present Continuous by the help of communication activity.


Abc communication
Abc pictures
Abc gap fill activity

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present continuos tense in the context of neighbours

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about present continuos tense in the context of neighbours


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

In the previous lesson, sts learnt new vocabulary about noisy neighbours and they read a text and also did the listening activity about noise rules. After that, they finished the lesson by doing a questionnaire with their partners. To engage students in the context again teacher will ask some questions which are related to the questionnaire they did before : ''What kind of neighbours do you have?'' '' Are they quite?'' '' Do you have any problems with your neighbours?'' '' What kind of problems do you have?'' sts will answer the questions.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Sts will work in pairs and they will look at the picture of flats and discuss why the couple in flat 5 can't sleep.(course book pg:38). You will have 5 minutes. You are going to look at the picture of flats and speak with your partners why the couple in flat 5 can't sleep. T shows the pictures on page 38. CCQ; Are you writing or speaking? (speaking) How many minutes do you have?(5) Sts will listen and check their answers.

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language. Set the context for Present Continuous through the listening and gap filling activity.Elicit grammar from the students.

T asks some questions about the picture. Look at the picture number 5 p:38. What is he doing?(He is looking outside) Is he laughing?(No) Is he happy? (No). Why (He can't sleep). Sts will listen again and complete the dialogues with verbs from the list.(p:39 grammar part b) After completing the dialogue Sts will check their answers. Then sts will match the dialogues to the pictures.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Focus on one of the picture and sound. Elicit from the students. (The baby is crying). What's happening? Is it happening now or every day?(now) Write on the board.(The baby is crying) What tense is that? (present continuous) how do you form present continuous? what's grammar rule do you use? Subject + be (am,is,are) +verb+ing. Drill.(fingers)-> The baby is crying. The baby's crying. Show difference between full form and contraction.Show the intonation goes up and down.Draw a timeline. Ask students to write on the board the negative form of the sentence. And the question form. Write them on the board. The baby isn't crying. Is the baby crying? and the question on the board.

Controlled Practice (8-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

For further practice sts will do exercises.(sts' book Grammar bank 5B on page 132). '' you will have 4 mins.'' how many minutes do you have? (4) Are you answering the questions quickly or slowly.) (quickly) And t and sts will check the answers. After finishing the exercise sts will listen to the sounds (p: 39 grammar ,f) and they will guess what's happening and write six sentences.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide student with free practice of the target language.

Students will do communication activity. They are going to describe the pictures on page 102 and 107 by using present continuous tense and they will find eight differences.

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