MentAllah Negm MentAllah Negm

present tenses time expressions
upper intermediate level


This lesson is the 2nd lesson in a series of lessons on the topic of "Alive and well" .In this lesson students will do some activities related to the present tenses (simple- continuous- perfect) and related time expressions to elaborate and expand on their awareness and understanding to it . Moreover, students will have a freer speaking practice to improve their speaking fluency. Students will do these activities in different interaction patterns (solo- PW-GW)


Abc matching handout
Abc filling the gap handout
Abc a hand out adopted from Ss book EX4
Abc a handout adopted from Ss book EX5

Main Aims

  • To review and extend Ss’ awareness of present tenses and related time expressions , and to give controlled and freer practice in them, in the context of family and family history.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss’ practice in speaking for fluency


Warmer/Led in • To set lesson context and engage students

• T asks Ss’ to write 3 sentences related to the use of each present tense which they have been taught in the previous lesson as following: *Write a sentence on the following -A fact about your family. -what you are doing now? -something that happened to one of your family members in the past but continuous now. • Monitoring • Feedback ( T writes some of students’ answers on the board)

Grammar :Present tenses time expressions activity 1 (matching) • To focus Ss attention on the language related to the time expressions that goes with each present tense

• T asks Ss’ as groups of 4 to back to Ex1 in their hand out and try to identify which tense from it goes with each set of time expressions in Ex3 through a matching process • Monitoring • T collects the right answers from the whole groups and writes it on the board as a feedback

Grammar Present tenses time expressions activity 2 ( writing) • To provide a practicing and a challenging activity for expanding on what students have learned in a personal context ( related to each student’s family

• T demoes the activity in front of Ss through using one time expression from each set of time expressions mentioned in the previous activity to write a sentence about his/ her family • T asks Ss as individuals to do the activity the same way he did. • Monitoring and help when needed + checking for Ss accuracy • Ss compare their sentences with peers • Feedback discussing common problems of accuracy

Reading/ Grammar • To prepare students to understand the text in general to be able to complete the text later with the right verb form ( fill in the gab)

• T asks Ss two questions about the passage -where is the person originally from? -what does he do now? • Ss read and answer the questions • T collects the answers as a feedback • T asks Ss to work in groups to fill in the gaps using the suitable verb forms • T sticks on the board an answer key paper for the activity to let Ss check their answers • Feedback T answers any question related to the activity

speaking • to expand on what students have learned and to improve their speeking fluency through a freer practice

• T asks students to choose 4 questions they would be comfortable answering about their families and mark each with an (x) • In pairs Ss interview each others by exchanging each other questions asking and answering in turns • Monitoring • Feedback T asks some students to report what their partners said about their families

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