Robin Robin

Copy of Holiday, present continuous and present simple
Beginner level


In this lesson students practice present continuous that was introduced to them in the previous lesson. Furthermore, the students will compare present continuous with present simple in the context of Nigel's life (work and holiday).


Abc HO 4 gapfill
Abc HO 3 GD
Abc HO 2
Abc HO 1

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Present continuous and present simple in the context of Work and holiday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about holiday in the context of Nigel's life


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Lead in with the video: Ask ss, "what is he doing in the video?" -Elicit some answers and ask them, do you think he does these actions every day? (locking door 3 times, turning off lights 3 times, using new soap every day) When someone does something everyday it's called = routine (elicit and drill word afterwards)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Refer students back to the picture of Nigel from yesterday's class (P 97). Ask ss what he is doing in the picture and let them talk about it for a minute or two. (HO1) - WC FB and tell them to unfold page and fill the gaps alone. (simple present) - Check in pairs and after that listen to 13.5 for answer. - Ask class, does Nigel do these things every day or is he doing them right now? (elicit every day, usual)

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-Give students HO 2 with gist questions about Nigel on Holiday (in present continuous). -Give the students some time to read it and answer it individually. Then compare in PW, then WC FB. - Tell students to unfold the text and answer the questions in pair. WC FB and HO AK

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- Instruct guided discovery- work in pairs. Handout the guided discovery and tell students to not unfold the papers. -When they are finished, instruct to work in groups. -WC FB and then HO AK - Drill model sentence on WB (Postitive, negative and question form)

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- Instruct HO4, focus attention on the examples in number 1. Ask 'Which verb means true every day, but not now? (lives)' 'which verb means now? (is staying) = verb-ing. - tell ss to work in pairs and fill gaps. -Fast WC FB with 2 examples and tell students to unfold page

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Instruct students to find a picture in their mobile phones from a holiday, but it must be of a friend, family member or someone they know. They must write about their friend and tell the story to their partner. -WC FB ss tell to class about partner's photo. Contrasting present simple and present continuous.

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