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Present Continuous
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about the present continuous through guided discovery based on a dialogue about answering the question of; Why do you think the couple of flat 5 can't sleep? This is followed by an exposure, highlighting and clarification of present continuous. Finally, there is some controlled and free practice at the end.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Present continuous in the context of noisy neighbors

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Noisy neighbors in the context of Love neighbors


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

Greeting students Teacher instructs learners to look at the picture and answer the following question: -Why do you think the couple of flat 5 can not sleep? Discuss in pairs for 2 minutes ICQ class feedback.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher instructs students to listen and complete the dialogue, activity (b) page 39- (English File Elementary Student's book). CCQ peer check class feedback.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Now, students are required to: A: Underline the verbs of the dialogue. B: Circle the correct answer There one/two verbs The sentences are about now/ everyday (Appendix 1)

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

Meaning: Teacher clarifies the present continuous as an action/activity that happened now CCQ Give an example using my fingers Drilling and then the teacher writes the form on the board and asks some students to come up with examples.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher instructs students to do,individually, activity (b) page 133 from the book (English File Elementary student's book) ICQ Peer check class feedback

Free Practice (8-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Spot the differences. Students will work in pairs ( A and B), A has to listen to A and spot the differences in flat 1-4 and 5-8. The same thing with B. The teacher will divide the A's and the B's and give them the activity After they spot the differences they have to compare the two pictures.

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