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Clothing, present continuous
Beginner level


In this lesson, students learn about present continuous tense through guided discovery based on a topic on clothing. The lesson starts with a review of the family members vocabulary to connect it with the clothes they wear. Finally, there is some controlled practice through sentence formulation and free practice via a final role-playing activity. Target vocabulary: shoes, hat, sunglasses, gloves, belt, sock, dress, shirt, jeans, T-shirt, skirt, coat, shorts, boots, scarf, pants, sandals, slippers. Target sentence pattern: I am, you are, she/he is wearing ....


Abc realia and flashcards for the vocabulary

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Clothing in the context of Family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of present continuous tense in the context of clothing: I am wearing ..., She is wearing


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

The teacher talks about the clothes he is wearing involving students. The teacher will use inappropriate or funny clothes and hand it over to students to trigger laugh and engagement.

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

Melody Picture dictionary p. 29-30. Activity 1: Describing the picture Activity 2: Find and point to the words that students hear, made as a competition between groups to make them familiar with the target vocabulary. Activity 3: Collect and write words that have a specific color or shape.

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

Introduction to the sentence pattern: What are you wearing? Activity1: Q&A to show the next task Activity2: Students walk around the classroom and when the teacher says stop, they pair up and engage in a small dialogue with their classmates asking about the clothes they wear. They repeat this several times while reviewing activity words.

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

Flashcards will be shown to review and clarify meaning and pronunciation. Activity 1: The teacher shows flashcards and chooses students randomly to say the word. Activity 2: Group work, a game with flashcards.

Free Practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Using realia students play in groups and try to dress up a student from their group then describe it with the target sentence pattern.

Review and closing (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with the practice and review of the target vocabulary and sentence pattern

Close memory game: Students close their eyes and are tested on what their teacher and classmates are wearing. This can be done with the questions being asked by the teacher, by other teams, or by their partner. If you can’t trust them to close their eyes, send one or two people outside the classroom, ask questions about those people’s clothes, and check the students’ answers when those people come back in. Source: https://www.englishclub.com/efl/tefl-articles/clothes-vocabulary/

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