Salma M Ahmad Salma M Ahmad

simple present
Elementary level


in this lesson, students learn about present simple third person singular in its positive and negative form. I will present them the tense with MPF, I will make sure that they get the meaning, pronounce it correctly and then talk about its grammatical construction. the lesson will also have some activities to introduce the students with third person singular and I will also add more instructions to the same activity to introduce them with the negative form. they will also have a listening task where they will have to write down all the present tenses that they heard in the recording. the lesson will end with some written activities that they have to answer correctly.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of present simple, third person singular, positive and negative.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show the students my friend Lisa Simpsons, and I will show them her life in simple present.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

in pairs discuss what you do and write about your friend using at least three verbs.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Drill and (choral and individual) repetition of the sentence.

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

I will then ask them to help me write the sentence in the whiteboard and draw a timeline to make sure that they understand the tense.

Semi-Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • to concept check further.

I will let them listen to a listening task and then write down all the present tenses they hear. we will pronounce them together.

negative form (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the target language

using Lisa and the examples they have already written I will provide the negative form and ask them to turn every sentence into the negative form using the simple present.

Irregular verbs (Have, Go.Do) and questions (5-8 minutes) • draw their attention to the irregular verbs.

in this stage, I will show them that some verbs and don’t change into simple present when we add s because there are some verbs that might change.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will give them worksheets with some practices and let them complete them with what we have learned so far.

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