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elementary level


In this lesson, students will get familiar with the present continuous tense


Abc cutting edge (workbook)
Abc cutting edge (elementary)

Main Aims

  • by the end of this lesson, ss will have practiced the meaning, form and pronunciation of present continuous tense
  • To provide ss practice of present continuous.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of event description


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To get the students thinking about the topic and generate interest.

- mime some actions, for example, a-hold the marker and write something on the board, so ss will say "writing" b- grab a seat and hold a book, so ss will say "reading" c- walk around the classroom, so ss will say "walking" -elicit from the ss that today's lesson is about describing events.

Test #1 (3-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

- pictures of 5 people in ex1 around the room - give the ss a sheet with the description of what the people in the picture doing listed in 5 sentences. - ask ss to match the pictures with the sentences individually. - ask them to check their answers in pairs after they sit down - provide them with the answer key.

Teach (8-10 minutes) • to convey and check students' understanding of the target language.- to make sure ss know how to form the TL- to ensure ss are confident pronouncing the TL

- elicit the meaning of the present progressive, using one example from exercise1. - draw a timeline on the board and ask some CCQs. - drill 3 different sentences from exercise1. - write and highlight the stress and the intonation on the board, using different colors. - for the negative form, ask ss a question" am I eating". ss will answer" no" - drill the negative form and then write it on the board - for the interrogative form, elicit it from the ss and then drill and write -make sure that you highlight the intonation in the yes-no and wh questions

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

use ex 5a in the workbook . show the ss the answer key. put them into pairs and ask them to take turns to roll the dice and make affirmative or negative sentences.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-divide the ss and have them stand up -ask them to go outside or look from the window and tell each other what is happening - play a video and have the ss stand in two lines, giving their back to each other. - ask the line who is facing the video to describe what is happening to the other line, using the present progrgressve.

flexi stage (3-5 minutes) • to extend the ss speaking time

- divide the ss into two teams and have one student from each team and show them a picture - they have to mime what is in the picture to their teams. -the first team will say what is happening using the present progressive tense, will be the winner

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