Aaron Banton Aaron Banton

Elementary level


In this lesson the students will learn present simple tense (negative) based on the topic of free time.


Abc Elementary student book

Main Aims

  • To practice and revise Present Simple (negative) and yes/no questions with I, you, we, they, she, he, it

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of free time


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

I will show the students a picture of a man and woman drinking and talking in an office. I will ask the students two questions whilst having these questions written on a google slide. Q1 Where are they? Q2 What are they talking about? I will then put the students into breakout rooms and ask them to discuss their answers. I will bring them back in to the main group and tell them they are in an office and they are discussing what they do in their free time. I will then explain that topic will be free time.

Exposure (0-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will show the students a text of a conversation between the two people from the lead in picture, I will ask two questions based upon this text which will appear on the google slide and ask the students to go into breakout groups to answer the questions. I will instruct the students that they have 2-3 min and ask do they understand. I will monitor the students and once the time has ended bring them back to the main room for OCFB.

Highlighting (2-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will ask the students to read the text again on a presented google slide. This time they will read more intensely as there will be a list of things for them to discover and choose if one of the people in the conversation does/doesn't do something. They will have to search for the answers and I will then inform them if they are right or wrong.

Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will share a google slide of a timeline and ask the students is the sentence present, past or future simple. I will then tell the students if they are right or wrong. Next I will ask CCQ 'if she doesn't go out after work does that mean she will never go out after work in the future?'. I will then show the students a slide and explain the meaning of present simple (negative) and ask the CCQ 'if she doesn't go out after work, is this present simple negative or positive?'. I will show the students a google slide of the form of present simple negative and will ask the student to fill in the gaps of which type of grammar matches the section of the sentence. I will show the students the correct answer and explain the form layout for present simple negative and yes/no questions. I will then show the students a question on a google slide and ask the students to listen to an audio where they will have to figure out where the stress is. I will then inform of the stress and show them where the link and intonation also is.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will then provide the students with a fill the missing gap task. I will put the students into breakouts rooms. There will be sentences with missing gaps and answers. The students will have choose the correct word for the gaps in pairs. I will then bring the students back into the main group for OCFB session and will go through the correct answers.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will provide the students with questions that need their wording rearranged into the correct order. I will ask the students to rearrange the wording and then ask and answers those questions in pairs within break out rooms, I will then bring the students back into the main group.

Conduct feedback and DEC (2-3 minutes)

I will discuss the correct wording of the sentences and mention some of the answers the students gave, whilst bringing to attention any grammatical mistakes I noticed in the FP task. I will then thank the students for their time.

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