Rayza Romero Rayza Romero



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Main Aims

  • To provide students with clarification and practice of the present simple and present continuous.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about present simple and present continuous.


Warmer/Lead-in (5 minutes) • To get students attention at the differences between present simple and continuous.

I will show them two sentences : Jenn works in a restaurant¨ ¨Jenn is waiting for the bus¨ I will ask students what are the verbs in those sentences and what is the difference between those two. I´m looking for students to recognize the difference in timing such as the first one describing a permanent situation and the other a temporary situation.

Exposure (10 minutes) • To expose students to the target language and get samples of present simple and present continuous.

I will provide students with a reading task in which they have to mark sentences true and false and get samples of the target language. BONNIE IS NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB. COMPANIES LOOK FOR EXPERIENCED PEOPLE. BONNIE LOOKS FOR JOBS ADVERTS IN THE NEWSPAPERS. HARRY WORKS FOR A FASHION COMPANY. HARRY IS APPLYING FOR EVERY JOB HE CAN. PEOPLE THINK HE IS TOO OLD.

Clarification (10 minutes) • To clarify the use and structure of present simple and present continuous.

I will explain students the use of the tenses, the differences in timing. Then I will show them affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences for both present simple and continuous, so that they are exposed to the structure of the sentences. Students will have to guess where is the stress on the sentences.

Controlled Practice (10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students students to use the tense correctly.

For a controlled practice I will create a task in which students have to use the correct tense for each verb in sentences, by filling in the gaps. Once they have completed the google form, they will share answers between peers. SHE ________________ IN NEW YORK. (LIVE) SHE ________________ FOR A JOB NOW. (LOOK) I ______________ FOOTBALL (LIKE) EVERY DAY WE _____________ TO SCHOOL (GO) HE _______________ AT THE HOTEL THESE DAYS. (STAY) THEY ________________ TO WORK EVERY DAY (DRIVE) THE SUN _____________ IN THE EAST (RISE) WE _______________TO LONDON NEXT WEEK (TRAVEL)

Communicative task (10 minutes) • To provide students with speaking task in which they can reproduce the target language.

I will have students work in groups and discuss the following question : what do you think is the best way to find a job and why? This will motivate students to try and use the present simple and /or continuous between them.

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