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Eliana (1st class)
Elementary, assessing level


Review basic concepts of Simple Present and Present Continuous.


Abc 5-point star

Main Aims

  • Aknowledge difficulties in producing sentences and conversations using Simple Present and Present Continuous.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of wake up, have breakfast, prepare lunch, help daughter with homework, always, sometimes, never, every Sunday... in the context of Some daily activities and some common time expressions.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage student

Show Ss a drawing of a five-point star with some information about me: 1 - birthday, 2 - siblings, 3 - occupation, 4 - favorite free time activity and 5 - favorite kinds of movies. Then, ask her to ask me questions about these answers. I ask them as well. If it's too easy for her, ask follow-up questions about her answers. Eg. When is your daughter's birthday? / What's your favorite movie and why?

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

Select a text (preferably with audio) of someone talking about themselves, their families and their activities. Ask her to hear, and then read the text. (Fill in the gap?)

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

Speak BRIEFLY about construction of sentences in the simple present and present continuous. TRAIN THIS. (Maybe use a worksheet) Talk about common time expressions.

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

Ask her to do some exercises in Wordwall that uses the concepts explained. 3 exercises is a good amount, one with simple present, another with present continuous and another one with question words and do / does.

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

Ask her to talk about herself and a typical day. What does she do in the mornings, in the afternoons, at evening and on the weekends. Corrections.

Wrap up (5-10 minutes) • Briefly talk about what we learned, explain homework and what's next

Do a brief summary of what we learned, explain homework and talk about a preview of next class: simple past.

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