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Simple Present
Pre-Intermediate (PI1) level


This task is designed based on' Engage, Study,Activation(ESA)' to introduce simple preset tense. The lesson starts with an 'Engage' part which exposes students the use of simple present through auditory and visual aspects of mind in the first step, it opens the second step in 'study' part to teach the grammar points based 'Meaning, Pronunciation, Form (MPF) and a controlled practice is given to students to confirm the teaching step. The final step wraps up the lesson with a free practice to get in use student's understanding and learning.


Abc ppt slides
Abc Clip
Abc form cards
Abc Ludo (board game)

Main Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of simple present in the context of daily routine

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of language used for simple present in the context of daily routine


Engage (10-15 minutes) • To expose target grammar indirectly

1. Teacher asks student what do they do everyday 2. Teacher gives feedback on content 3. Teacher highlights her daily life and make students curious about it 4. Teacher plays a short clip of her daily life using the target grammar 5. Teacher asks students ideas 6. Teacher shows some PowerPoint slides of a celebrity daily life and uses third person subject. 7. Teacher gives divides students into two groups (A&B) , tells them 'you are a, you are b' to every other students. As join together and make a group and Bs join together and make another group 8. Teacher asks students to write down 5 sentences they remember about the celebrity's routine in 3 mins. 9. Teacher monitors groups 10. One students voluntarily reads out loud the sentence. 11. Teacher gives feedback on content. IQCQs: a. Are you going to take notes about the clip? b. A,B/ A,B/ A,....? c. How many sentences are you going to write ? d.How much time?

Study (20-30 minutes) • To introduce the grammar, recall the basic concepts of the tense identify different forms of it

1. Teacher elicit 2 sentences from her daily life and the PowerPoint slides preferably with the same verb to highlight its difference in 2 sentences. (I GET up at 6.30/ Ronaldo GETS up at 9) 2. Teacher repeats the sentences two or three times and draw students' attention to them. 4. Teacher asks questions to elicit the meaning of simple present in the case of tense 5. Teacher drills the sentences (choral, individual, semi group and group) 6. Teacher uses single-slot substitution, multiple-slot substitution and transformation to have more exposure of the grammar 7. Teacher asks different questions about the sentences to elicit the grammatical point of it and explains it.(mentioned in CCQs) 8. Teacher sticks 3 different cards on the board (?,--,+) and writes different form of the sentences in simple present with the help of students . 9 .Teacher gives feedback on language according to the target 10. Teacher gives each student a worksheet and students should do it as a controlled practice, teacher answers the first one as a model (attached in material) 11. Students check their answers in pairs. 12. Teacher gives feedback on language and check the answers 13. Students stay in their previous groups (A&B) 14. Teacher gives each group a board game as a semi-controlled practice (explanation of board game below👇) it is a LUDO game, students take turn in their groups, roll the dice, move their nuts based on the number of the dice (each student has one) and they should do what each step say. For example, one of the steps has the verb (go/she/+) the student should make the sentences 'she goes to school' . 15. Teacher explains the instruction and models 16. Teacher monitors the groups' play and give feed back on language after this step. ICQ: a. How much time to do your worksheet? b. Are you gonna check answers in pairs or groups? c. Are you gonna play board game in pairs or groups? d. Are you gonna take turns in rolling the dice? e. Are you gonna move your nuts according to the dice number? CCQ: a. Is simple present an action in present or past? b. Does it happen regularly or right now? c. What are the time phrases we can use? d. Do we use Do/Does in making questions and negative statements? e.

Activation (10-15 minutes) • To construct opportunity to share their personal experience and activate learning

a. Teacher gives each students some occasions fr example: NEW YEAR EVE/ SUMMER HOLIDAYS/ A TYPICAL FRIDAY ,etc. b. students should choose an occasion and writes what do they usually do in that occasion c. Students should talk to their elbow partner about their actions in the chosen occasion(teacher monitors and records errors) d. Teacher asks some students to report what heir friends do e. Teacher gives feedback on content and language

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