Abd El Rahman Khaled Abd El Rahman Khaled

(grammar lesson) present simple and continuous
intermediate level


in this lesson the student will be better able to differentiate between the present simple and continuous in usage


Abc (new cutting edge)
Abc white board
Abc markers
Abc pictures
Abc Ho

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present simple and continuous in the context of everyday activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of everyday activities


Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Show the Ss pictures about present simple and present continuous - Ask them what does he everyday? what are they doing now? - Tell the Ss what do you do every day and what are you doing now ? - Let the Ss speak with each other about what do they do everyday and what are they doing now?

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To contextualize for the target language

1. tell the Ss (listen to the audio Karina is showing pictures to her colleague listen and write the relationships ) 2. hand out the handouts 3. check instruction 4. play the listening 5. feedback

Language clarification / MFP (8-10 minutes) • to enable the Ss to deduce the meaning / use & form of the target language

1- Ask the Ss to read the sentences and match (PW) 2- while the Ss are matching write sentences on the board and draw the time line 3- feedback and clarification on the board MFP (OC) and demonstrate the question form 4- ask the Ss to come to the board and match the the sentences to the time lines

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • to check understanding of the meaning & use

- tell the Ss that they are going to make a question - Give the Ss the handout - monitor - Feedback (PW)

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • to allow the Ss to use the target language in a more meaningful way

- tell the Ss (answer the questions with each other) - feedback on the target language on the board

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