Elementary level


aims to practise present simple


Abc Statements handout of cd 1.37 prepared by co-teacher of the class.

Main Aims

  • To introduce and give students practice in present simple-yes/no questions&short answers in the context of typical friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice in listening for specific information and semi-controlled speaking for accuracy.


Ex.4 Listening exercise (5-5 minutes) • To practice listening skills with cd 1.37

Ask students if they agree or disagree with what dr. Palmer says in exercise 3. Let them decide on their own. No feedback at this stage.

linked to the previous listening task, ask students to compare their answers in pairs (5-6 minutes) • practice discussion skills in context of interests of women and men.

Model a sentence , I think men talk about sports and women don't talk about sports but I don't think women listen more to their friends. Then ask students compare their answers in pairs and see if they are the same.

Make questions in the present simple. (8-10 minutes) • To get students form questions in present simple.

Write on board: .............. have a lot of friends? ask students: what's the question?? elicit (do you have a lot of friends ?) Do you have a lot of friends? No I don't. ........... play sports with his friends* elicit (Do they play sport with his friends?) Yes, they do. Also, draw a simple table on the board to show students how questions are formed.

Have students from questions in context of some women and men talk about their friends(Cd 1.38) (5-8 minutes) • Practice forming questions in present simple skills.

Hand out Forming questions handout and get students to make questions 3 through 8. (1 and 2 are examples). Let them work individually.

Listening 1.38 (5-10 minutes) • Practice listening and understanding skills. To check the Ss' understanding of the track played.

Now we're going to listen to a man and woman talk about their friends. Hand out students ''tick or cross paperwork '' and give clear instructions to only put tick or cross to agree or disagree with statements. Give feedback to the class.

Pair work- answer the questions in Ex.1 (5-8 minutes) • Practice short answering skills.

Model the activity briefly with a confident student. Does he have a lot of friends? No, he doesn't. Then put SS in pair and ask them do the rest. Ask them to use forming questions handout.

Extra Drill for short answers (5-8 minutes) • To boost skills in yes/no questions and short answers

Draw 2 stick figures on the board, one male and one female. Write a large tick and a large cross on the board. Say: Does he play football? Point to the male stick figure and the tick. Ss say ''Yes, he does'' Say: Does she go shopping? and point female stick figure and tick. Ss say '' Yes she does.'' Say: Does she study? and point to female stick figure and x. Ss say : No she doesn't

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