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TP 1b
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about the simple present tense with 3rd person pronoun through guided discovery based on listening to the dialogue about free time activities. The lesson starts with a discussion about hobbies. This is followed by matching activity where students connect the pictures with the sentences about free time activities. After that, the students do the reading and listening activities where the key vocabulary and grammar are used in the context. Then the students focus on the grammar, spelling and pronunciation features in present simple tense. Finally, there is some controlled practice through sentence reformulation and free practice via a final speaking activity.


Abc Face2face elementary student's book, face2face elementary workbook, picture with observatory

Main Aims

  • To provide usage of Simple Present Tense in the context of Free time activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask SS if they remember their classmates' free time activities. Elicit a few.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language

Teach the word "observatory" with a visual aid. Read for gist a short text setting up the context.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Draw students' attention to the free time activities verbs and usage of them in present simple tense with 3rd person pronoun

Clarification (3-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Provide the table exposing the writing and pronunciation features of verbs in Present Simple Tense.

Controlled Practice (2-3 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Conjugate the verbs presented in the book using the table on the board considering the pronunciation

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

SS write down what their partner does or doesn't do in their free time.

Free Practice (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students talk to their partners about their free time activities

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