Michael Michael

TP 3 - Grammar (Nov 25, 2020 IH Mexico City)
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice and revise simple present tense for affirmative sentences. They'll learn the names of some holidays, with a few different ways to construct a sentence to describe said holidays in present simple tense.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of The present simple tense in the context of affirmative statements in daily life

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will demonstrate understanding the simple present form in speech and in writing.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students | Specifically, get all students to say one sentence.

T greets the class, and introduces today's topic: Special Days T models a warm-up sentence about a perfect day. T then breaks class into pairs for two minutes. Their task is to come up with four possible endings to the sentence "On a perfect day, I..." After two minutes, each S shares a perfect day sentence with the class.

Text-Work (8-10 minutes) • Ensure Students understand the main principles of creating a present simple affirmative statement, give them vocabulary to complete the next tasks

4 min: T Shares screen to present TL relevant to discussing holidays in simple present tense, using clines, model sentences, and drilling. 4 min: T shares 2 sentences with Ss. They have 4 minutes to reword these sentences in private messages to eachother in the chat. OCFB

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • Students will practice and improve their recognition of the present aimple affirmative structure in grammar

T explains to students that the next activity will be done individually on google forms. T shares screen to reveal GOOGLE FORM gap fill activity, and demonstrates an acceptable answer to the first prompt. CCQ: If I don't like something, is it my favorite? Students will be able to reference their chat history for possible answers to these questions.

Productive Task (Speech) (18-20 minutes) • Give students opportunities to practice productive skills.

T Informs Ss it's time to talk! T explains the next activity: Ss will be split into breakout rooms, and given 5 minutes to practice talking about their favorite and least-favorite gifts. Every 5 minutes, Ss will switch partners and break out into new rooms. They can practice the same sentences as the previous group, or they can try new ones. After 3 rotations (15 minutes total), the class regroups.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T nominates individual Ss, one-by-one, to share their favorite gift experience. T provides DEC from previous activity, models a few sentences for Ss to drill. Ss drill modeled sentences.

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