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Speaking- Present Continuous- Calendar
Pre- intermediate level


In this lesson, the SS will put the present continuous in practice in the context of making appointments


Abc Audio Pre Inter
Abc Presentation
Abc Calendar Handout
Abc Extra Activity- If have extra time

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of making appointments

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of present continuous in the context of making appointments


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

- T present the slide with next week calendar and give an example with an scheduled event. - T elicitate from Ss what tense is that and ask them to create their one. - Ss one by one present their sentence. - T proceed with feedback

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

- T play the audio and ask the Ss to read and listen the intonation, specially from B.. - T plays once more time, sentence by sentence and ask the Ss to repeat using the same intonation - Ss repeat each sentence while T monitor - T now play the whole audio

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- T set the students in pairs to practice that conversation SS will have 3 min for this practice (exercise B). - SS provide feedback. - T provide ICQs and give Ss time to complete their calendar with different activities for three evenings next week. Encouraging them to write the activities with the verb in the infinitive, or without the verb, as this is how people normally put things in a diary, e.g. (go to) cinema with friends NOT I’m going to the cinema with friends.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- SS will be in groups for activity D, where they should find a night free to all do something together. - Ss will have 2 min to find out a night free. - In the main room the SS should they the T when and what they will be doing together.

Freer activity- If have extra time • To create confidence producing Present continuous sentences

- T shows an Image and Ask What is she/he doing? - Ss should guess and discuss about it

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

-T provide feedback correcting general mistakes in their pronunciation and production. - Ss will have time to make questions related to pronunciation here.

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