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Grammar, Present Continuous
Elementary (Big English 2) level


In this lesson, students get more familiar with present continuous. The lesson starts by showing some pictures and asking about what each person in the pictures is doing. After elicitation and getting familiar with the grammar briefly, students watch a video to review the main points. To check students' understanding of grammar students talk about things that are happening outside the class. Then the teacher writes students' sentences on the board and they check the sentences together. If there is an error in students' sentences, It will be corrected by a fast error-correction. Now the students are divided into 2 groups to practice the grammar more by miming the actions written on the folded papers. The handouts will be given to them to practice and focus on written skills. Finally, they check the answers in class.


Abc folded papers
Abc pictures
Abc gap-fill handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Present Continuous in the context of Activities that people are doing at the moment.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice by talking about things happening around them.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To engage students and get to the lesson

Wanting students to look at the pictures and asking what each person is doing in the pictures at the moment they are answering the questions. Eliciting their background knowledge and paying attention to students' answers to find the correct ones.

Exposure + Task (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the concept of grammar

Write the right answers to the previous exercise on the board. Wanting students to stick the pictures next to the right sentences and retell the questions and answers.

Review (8-10 minutes) • To allow students to think about what they have learned

Students watch the video to review the grammar and have a short break while watching it.

Concept checking (3-5 minutes) • To check students' understanding

Asking students to think about things that are happening right now outside the class. Writing students' sentences on the board and correcting their mistakes with class.

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Diving students into 2 groups and giving the folded papers to one of the first group members. the student should mime the action that has been written on paper, and his/her groupmates should guess the action, but they have to make a complete and correct sentence. For example, he is sleeping.

Language Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

The handouts are given to students to check their understanding of grammar and correcting their mistakes in class.

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