Osman Osman

PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE AND TIME EXPRESSIONS
B1 level

Description

IN THIS LESSON, THE STUDENTS LEARN PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE AND TIME EXPRESSIONS THROUGH GUIDED DISCOVERY BASED ON A READING A DIALOGUE ABOUT MOVING.

Materials

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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of present continuous tense in the context of buying a house

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about moving out
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation

Procedure

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

T displays the image "buying a house" T: WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE? WHAT IS THE MESSAGE IN THE PICTURE? WHO OWNS A HOUSE? WHO IS RENTING? WHICH KIND OF HOUSING CAN WE BUY OR RENT?(DETACHED, SEMI-DETACHED FLAT, APARTMENT BLOCK, HIGH-RISE BUILDING,)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T: LOO AT 1.2, PART 1 MATCH THE WORDS WITH THE MEANINGS DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key T: WHERE DO YOU GO TO BUY A HOUSE?(ESTATE AGENT) WHERE DO YOU USE INTERNET TO LOOK FOR HOUSE TO BUY OR RENT? IS THE INFORMATION THEY GIVE ABOUT THE PROPERTY ALWAYS TRUE? LOOK AT PART 2 MATCH THE PICTURES WITH THE ADVERTISEMENTS DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key T gives the handout "Housing". T: LOOK AT GETTING READY WHICH KIND OF HOUSING WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE? NUMBER EACH ITEM FROM 1 YOUR FAVOURITE TO 6 YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE COMPARE YOUR ANSWERS WITH YOUR PARTNER T: TELL US WHY YOU PREFER ...... AND WHY YOU DON'T PREFER. T:LOOK AT LISTENING 1 PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT HOUSING LISTEN AND CIRCLE THE TYPE OF APARTMENT THEY NEED DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T plays the audio "1.32". T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key T:LOOK AT LISTENING 2 PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHERE THEY LIVE LISTEN AND CIRCLE WHAT THEY DISLIKE ABOUT EACH PLACE DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T plays the audio "1.33". T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key T:LOOK AT LISTENING 3 PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHERE THEY LIVE LISTEN AND WRITE THE LETTER WITH WHAT THEY LIKE ABOUT EACH PLACE DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T plays the audio "1.33". T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key T gives the handout "Listening 1,2 Part 2" T; LOOK AT THE QUESTIONS PART 3B READ THE QUESTIONS READ THE DIALOGUE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T writes the marker sentence: I am looking at a nice apartment at the moment. I am looking out of the window right now. Now we are going into the hallway. T: WHAT ARE THE MAIN VERBS? WHAT KIND OF VERB IS AM AND ARE? WHAT ARE AT THE MOMENT, RIGHT NOW AND NOW?(TIME EXPRESSIONS)

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

T: LOOK AT THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN JANIE AND CLAIRE ARE THEY TALKING ON THE PHONE NOW? IS SHE LOOKING A VERY NICE APARTMENT WHILE SHE IS TALKING ON THE PHONE? WHAT TENSE DO WE USE WHEN WE ARE DOING SOMETHING NOW? T writes "Present continuous tense" on the board. T writes on the board "Use present continuous tense" 1) to talk about things happening right now Ex: I am looking at the apartment now. now past _________________I______________________ future 2) to talk about temporary states Ex: I am working at weekends lately. ____________ now past _________________I_______________________ future 3) to talk about slow changes over time Ex: House prices are going up these days. Time expression is as same as 2. 4) to talk about repeated actions with always and costantly. always" or "constantly" expresses the idea that something irritating or shocking often happens Ex: He is always coming late. x x x x x x now past ____________________I______________________ future 5) to talk about furure arrangements Ex; I am meeting my sister tomorrow. T draws the timeline. 6) longer actions in progress now Ex; She is still looking for a house. T; WHAT ARE THE THE TIME EXPRESSIONS WE USE? T writes the "time expressions" - now, right now - at the moment, at present, nowadays, currently, recently, lately - this morning/afternoon/evening/week/weekend/month - today T writes the (+), (-) sentences. T writes the form: (+) subject + am/is/are + main verb in base form + ing (-) subject + am not/isn't/aren't + main verb in base form + ing

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T gives the handout " Murphy Unit 1" T: LOOK AT 1.1 CHOOSE THE CORRECT VERB FILL THE GAPS WITH PRESENT CONTINUOUS FORM DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key

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

T: LOOK AT 1.2 PUT THE VERB IN THE BRACKETS INTO CORRECT FORM DO IT ALONE ICQ: WHAT DO YOU DO? T: CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER T reveals the key

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T: IMAGINE YOU ARE AN ESTATE AGENT, SOMEBODY WANTS TO SELL HIS HOUSE. WHICH INFORMATION DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HOUSE?(SELLER'S NAME, ADRESS OF THE PROPERTY, HOW MANY BEDROOMS, TOILETS, LIVING ROOM, TYPE OF THE PROPERTY, APARTMENT BLOCK, WHICH FLOOR CLOSE TO THE SHOPS OR PUBLIC TRANSPORT, DOUBLE GLAZING, CENTRAL HEATING, HOW MANY MSQUARE) T splits the student into A's and B's. T: A'S ARE THE ESTATE AGENT AND B'S ARE THE SELLERS CALL THE ESTATE AGENT AND SAY YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR HOUSE AS AN ESTATE AGENT ASK THE QUESTIONS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PROPERTY WORK IN PAIRS ICQ:WHAT DO YOU DO? T monitors and notes the errors. T write the errors on the board for correction. Note; If there is time, ask them to do the quiz. T splits the students as "Son, Daughter, Father and Mum". T; LOOK AT PART 6, SECOND PART LOOK AT THE SITUATIONS USE THE EFFECTIVE DISCURSIVE SKILLS BOX DISCUSS WHICH HOUSE TO CHOOSE WORK IN GROUP ICQ; WHAT DO YOU DO? T monitors and notes the errors. T writes the errors on the board for correction.

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