Ehsan Ehsan

Teaching Practice 8
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the Present continuous tense to talk about actions happening now. Presentation will be through 2 pictures of people talking together on cell phone in different places and situations; a party in Turkey and beach in Hawaii. Then form and pronunciation will be practiced. Then it is followed by controlled, semi-controlled, and freer practice activities. The lesson will be finished in a FB stage to get students to notice the TL.


Abc WB
Abc Beach and Party pictures
Abc Gap-fill postcard
Abc Mime action cards
Abc Recording
Abc Street concert pics

Main Aims

  • Students will be better able to use Present continuous tense about the things happening right at this moment

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a group discussion in the context of having a different life today
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice by finding differnces in two pictures in a pair activity


Warmer (2-4 minutes) • To engage SS in the lesson

Greeting the class. Talking about weekend and holidays.

Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate SS' interest in the topic and to set the context

Picture of "beach" on the left of the board. T elicits ideas and writes on the board. Picture of "party" on the right of the board. T elicits the ideas and writes next to the picture.

Target Language: Focus on meaning (4-6 minutes) • To clarify meaning of the TL

T asks CCQs. T elicits the TL from the pictures. Timeline is drawn. T asks about different people. he, she, they, in the picture. T also elicits "we".

Target Language: Focus on pronunciation and form (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the pronunciation and form of the target language

T practices pronounciation features of TL. Contractions are clarified by fingers and on the board. Model sentences are written on the board, then. T elicits the negative form about Silvia in the party picture. T elicits question form too. Model sentences are put on the board. T elicits the structures then and writes on the board.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T elicits "postcard". SS are given the gap-fill postcard. T monitors. SS compare in pairs. FB is given. T highlights the spelling features of adding "-ing" on the board. stay, shine, sit, swim, travelling, Drilling is done.

Further Practice (3-5 minutes) • Flexi stage For SS to practice TL in a kinesthetic activity

If time, SS are given cards. In pairs, they mime the actions on the card. If the partner guesses correctly keeps the card. The person with most cards is the winner. T monitors. FB is given.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

SS are given 2 different pictures. In pairs, they should ask and answer to find the differences. T mentions they must not show the pictures to each other.

Further Practice (3-5 minutes) • Flexi stage To provide SS with an opportunity to practice TL further in a listening task

If time, SS listen to a recording and write/say sentences for each sound. SS compare answers in pairs. FB is given.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T shows the slides and introduces the task. Imagine you have a different life today, very rich, famous, strong, superman, different job, .... SS sit in groups of 3. SS describe their lives to each other. T reminds them of wh-qs. T monitors. FB on content: whose life is the most interesting? T gets the other SS to say about his/her life.

Extra practice of TL (3-5 minutes) • In case of extra time, Flexi stage, For SS to have more practice of TL

SS are given the pictures. One SS is selected as the artist. Teammates describe the picture and he draws. They compare the pictures with the main one.

Delayed error feedback (3-5 minutes) • For SS to notice their own mistakes and get feedback

T writes the mistakes on the board and gets the SS to correct them.

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