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Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, the students review the use of the present continuous tense for the "arranged future". The lesson starts with the lead-in where the students read a text each sentence of which includes present continuous tense. With the help of this exercise the teacher engages everyone in the class. Then the teacher explains meaning, form, pronunciation and appropriacy of the target language. This is followed by two tasks: controlled practice and freer practice. Finally there is an error correction.


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Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of present continuous tense for the "arranged future" in the context of planning events for the next week

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of speaking and writing using Present Continuous for the "arranged future"


Lead-in (7-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text and engage students in the class

To show the students the text and to ask them what grammar rule is used in it

Clarification (13-13 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the Present Continuous tense

Meaning: Present Continuous is used for the "arranged future" Form: positive, negative and question forms will be explained Pronunciation: it will be explained how to pronounce -ing correctly Appropriacy: Present Continuous tense is neutral, that's why this part won't be included in the class

Controlled practice (10-10 minutes) • To use the target language while completing the task

To ask the students to complete the sentences using the verbs in brackets in Present Continuous, then match the arrangements and how they were organized. Then to ask the students to check their answers in pairs and in group.

Freer practice (10-10 minutes) • To practice using Present Continuous for future during writing and speaking activities

To ask the students to write several sentences using Present Continuous about their plans for this weekend. Then share their plans in pairs. While listening to their peers’ plans, ask questions using Present Continuous.

Recap (5-5 minutes) • To repeat the main points of the class's explanations

To explain the mistakes that were made by the students including meaning, form and pronunciation.

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