TP4 Grammar
Pre intermedia level


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Present Continuous and Present Simple in the context of Job-hunting

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist, scan, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about Job-hunting in the context of my dream job


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T and SS introduce themselves and T briefly goes over the class rules T asks SS the following questions about Job hunting. T tells SS to ask and answers questions about job-hunting. What is your dream job? What kind of benefits would you like to have in your dream job? Would you like to work in a multifunctional company?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T tell SS to work in pairs. Cover the article. Then guess the answers to these questions. 1) Look at the photos and read the letters. Why is Bonnie unemployed? Why is Harry unemployed? Read the letters again. Tick the true sentences. Correct the false ones. a) Bonnie left school throe months ago. b)She’s looking for her second job. c)She looks at the job adverts online twice a week, d) She’s cleaning her neighbours’ house at the moment, e) Harry worked for the same company for seventeen years, f) He lost his job two months ago. g) He goes to a lot of interviews, h) He knows a lot about engineering.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T explain the meaning, type of word, the pronunciation of the words and stress syllabus. Present Continuous and Present Simple She is looking for her first job When do we use present continuous? Activities at the moment of speaking. Future plans or arrangements. How do we form the present continuous? Subject: Affirmative Negative: Question I I am playing.. I am not playing. Am I playing? you,they,we, You are playing. You are not playing. Are you playing? he,she,it He is playing He is not playing. Is he playing? We do not normally use the continuous with stative verbs. Stative verbs include: verbs of thinking and feeling:believe,love,understand verbs of the senses:appear,smell,taste I understand you. (NOT I am understanding you.) This cake tastes wonderful. (NOT This cake is tasting wonderful.) Present Simple she needs a real job. When do we use present simple? It is used to describe habits, unchanging situations, general truths, and fixed arrangements. To give instructions or directions To express fixed arrangements, present or future How do we form the present continuous? Subject: Affirmative Negative Question I, I am I am not Am I He,she,it He is He is not Is he We,you,they You are We are not Are we We often use adverbs of frequency like sometimes, always and never with the We use do and does to make negatives with the present simple. We use doesn't for the third-person singular (she/he/it) and don't for the others. With the third-person singular (she/he/it), we add an –s There are also few verbs which are irregular in the present simple: 'have' becomes 'has' 'do' becomes 'does' 'go' becomes 'goes'

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T tell SS to put the verbs in Harry’s email in the Present Continuous or Present Simple. Where is he working now? T tell SS to do this individually and then check in pairs (via private messages). Hi Frank Good news - I’ve got (have got) a new job! 2_______ you (remember) that letter I wrote to the paper? Well, the manager of a local engineering company read it and offered me a job! The company3_______ (make) parts for cars and they4______ (sell) them to companies in Europe. They5______ (do) very well at the moment but they6 _____(want) to get more business and now they7 _____(try) to sell to companies in the USA. I ____(like) having lots of responsibility and I_____9 (have) two or three meetings with customers every week. I_____10 (not work) now-it's my lunch break-so I______11. (write) a few emails to my friends to tell them my news. I usually 12 _______(work) quite long days but I_____13 (not work) at the weekend. Anyway, I have to go - the phone14____ . (ring). Harry

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

T tell SS to work in pairs (breakout room). Ask and answer the questions. Ask follow-up questions if possible. 1 Do you think it’s more difficult to be unemployed when you’re young or when you’re older? Why? 2 Can people in your country get unemployment benefit? If not, what do they do? 3 What’s the best way to find a job? T conduct feedback on the task through Delayed Error Correction (DEC).

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