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Present Simple Q&A
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss extend their knowledge of present simple to include questions and short answers.The lesson starts with agree/disagree practice related with the statements set in the previous lesson.This is followed by language clarification and then Ss form questions from the sentences they heard in listening.It's followed by yes&no questions for concept checking. Finally there's some controlled practice through Q&A in pairs,Ss will talk to each other.


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 Ss practice in listening for specific information and semi-controlled speaking for accuracy


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T personalises the task and make two statements about her thoughts on the issue. "I think women go shopping together and men watch football matches on the weekend" T encourages Ss to make sentences about the topic and gestures to show interest in learning about them more.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Hand out the statements from ex 3 in Listening to Ss and give an example with an answer I agree or disagree and elicit from a few students. Give clear instructions about when to put a tick (when they agree) or a cross (when they don't agree) Ss will work individually in this practice

Highlighting (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Model a sentence to show students what they need to say eg.I think men talk about sports a lot but I dont think women talk about personal things. Pairwork, either put in pairs or in small groups to compare their answers from Ex4 in Listening Monitor the accuracy and pronunciation and use of TL

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

Write one of the statements used in Listening ex3 on the board Elicit a Yes/No que &short answer Drill this question and answer for the pronunciation. Encourage others to make Yes /No que Get some FB on their ideas from the previous stage and let Ss have chance to practise TL. Analyse the form on WB by leaving some blanks and elicit and let them discuss what's the right order in que.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Hand out ex1 in Grammar to Ss and give instructions to make questions Ss will listen to recording 1.38 Ss will check their answers and put a tick if the answer is true,put a cross if the answer is wrong Get Ss to peer check their answers and then ask WC get FB

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Model the activity shortly with a student Put Ss in pairs to ask the same questions from ex 1 in Grammar and also listening 1.38 and answer. Monitor and pay attention the pronunciation.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss focus on "you" questions and work in pairs.Ss use the statements from Ex1 and turn them into questions. Drill some of the questions Give Ss time to ask and answer Ss walk around and speak to other people Monitor accuracy Take FB on what they learned about each other

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