Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

Present Continuous (What are you doing?)
English A level


In this lesson, the students will practice asking and answering questions in the present continuous.


Abc Handout
Abc Grammar in Context 3 Unit 1

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of present continuous.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of daily activities in the context of present continuous/What are you doing now?


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

1. Review the 15 self-introduction questions and answers (Pick a question from the box). 2. Continue with the new five questions and answers. 3. Introduce yourself to the class.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1. Look at the pictures, try to guess what is happening? 2. Listen to the audio. 3. Listen again, then number the pictures. 4. Share your answers with me.

Useful Language (10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

1. The students will tell me the sentences they heard. 2. I will write the sentences on the board and teach meaning, form, and pronunciation. 3. The students listen to the audio again and write the sentences on their worksheet. 4. The students read the sentences to me.

Productive Task(s) (10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1. In pairs, students will take turns to pick a picture from the box. 2. Each student picks a question then they start asking each other questions.

Feedback and Error Correction (5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

At the end of the class, I will provide the students with detailed feedback on their fluency and the mistakes they need to avoid.

Homework (10 minutes) • To provide extra practice on the target language.

Complete/Answer the questions with information about you in the present continuous. Last page

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