Simple Present + Interested in
To teach simple present structure and also practice the structure of "Interested in + sth" while writing a profile. To make sure that students can correctly use the simple present tense and are able to add “s” or “es” to the verbs when using third person singular pronouns “he”, “she” or “it”.
To help Ss know the structure and usage of simple present tense properly and enable them to use their knowledge in practice. Also, to help them practice how to express their interests and desires.
Procedure (40-55 minutes)
- Start the class with some motivating sentences using simple present tense (e.g: I love football) and elicit the same structure from the Ss (what about you?) - On the board, write the sentence prompt I love _________. Give the class several examples of things they love, using the prompt. Then ask four volunteers to complete the sentence, writing their responses on the board. The responses can be anything they like a food, a celebrity, a pet, a TV show, etc. Have each student say their sentence to the class, followed by the class repeating it in the third person singular. Hold up the S sign when the class repeats, to remind them of the rule. Conclude the round with the statement “Everybody loves Saturday night!"
- At first, T presents the use of simple present tense and the word ‘every day” using “I”. (E.g. I do homework every day). Then he applies simple present tense and the word “every day” using "she", “he” or “it”. (E.g. He does homework every day) and clearly presents the difference between the above two. - T seeks choral response from the students and uses more examples to illustrate the above.
- T gives clear instructions and a demonstration about the activity (The theme of the activity is to guess what he or she does every day). - T asks Ss to mime something they do every day. Other Ss guess what the action is through making sentences with simple present structure. - T asks one student to come out and draw a card. The student is requested to act out the action written on the card (e.g. getting up at 8 o'clock everyday). The rest of the students are requested to guess what that particular student does every day. Students are required to tell in the following way: "He gets up at 8 o'clock everyday."
- Ss complete activity 4a at page 21 and read their answers to the class. Then they listen to the audio to check the correct answers. - Ss fill in the gaps in activity 5 and read their answers to the class. T corrects them if needed. - T asks Ss to work in pairs and write five sentences about their own families using simple present tense (verbs: have, live, speak and stay). Then they read their sentences. Afterwards, each S says what another student has written to practice third person singular.
- S are requested to write five sentences with simple present structure and any verb they want to. Other students make third person singular forms with the sentences.
- T warms up the class using some sentences which express interest, desire and willingness (e.g. I am interested in classic movies. / I would like to go on a picnic. / I want to visit Adalar in Istanbul next weekend.). Then he checks to see if Ssremember the structure already taught. - T asks Ss to work in group and look at page 20 to find the sentences which express interest, desire and willingness (interested in + something / would like to + verb / and want to+ verb). - Ss read their sentences. Then activity 1 at page 21 is completed and Ss check their answers with each other. - Ss are requested to work in group and write sentences about their interests and what they like. - Ss are requested to write their personal profiles and read them to the class. Other students help to correct the mistakes if needed.