To provide clarification of the present continuous tense in the context of current activities
To provide review of the present simple
Procedure (39-56 minutes)
teacher talks about what is happening right now with acting and gestures
students are divided to two groups one has text cards and the other group has the picture cards, and every one should find his partner then students are asked about what (the item of the photo) is doing Then another flash cards set of the present simple of the verbs is spread on the floor and each pair has to find the flash card with the same verb.
- students are asked about the difference in meaning and form and teacher draws a timeline on board to emphasize the difference
- marker sentences are wrote on the board and the correspond flashcard is attached next to it. the teacher conducts a choral and individual drill - the negative and question forms are elicited and wrote on board
-student gap fill sentences individually then the class check with teacher. if there are mistakes teacher prompts peer correction
- teacher hands out each student one question written in present continuous. working in pairs each student will ask his colleague and the later has to answer with no and then give an affirmative sentence then they switch.
each student is asked to write 5 sentences about what he/she is doing or not doing today Then share in pairs