To provide review and practice of the present simple tense/present continuous tense/past simple tense in the context of family members
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of f
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
Ask students what various members of their families usually do on [whatever day of the week it is currently]. Elicit answers like: My sister usually goes to school. My mum usually works.
Ask students to visualize what that family member is doing right now. Elicit answers like: My sister is probably doing her homework. My mum is going to work on the bus. Elicit what tense is used to describe what their family members usually do (present simple) and what tense for is used to describe what they’re doing right now (present continuous). If necessary, outline the forms on the board.
Give the students their charts. Tell the students that all the people on their worksheets are doing something that they don’t usually do on a Saturday afternoon. The students each have to nd out: • what they usually do; • what they are doing now; • the reason why they are doing something different
Provide a similar worksheets to Ex1 with empty table. Tell students to complete the worksheet with information about their family members.
Students should take their chart(s) and a pen and go round the class asking each other questions (you may want to write these on the board): What does ... usually do on Saturdays? What is ... doing now? Why is ... ing?
Go through the answers as a class, making sure students are using the two tenses correctly. if necessary give a clarification on WB using "Language Analysis" form.