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.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of event description
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
-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.
- 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