Ahmet Ahmet

Present Simple & Present Continuous
B1 level


Students will learn various functions of present simple and present continuous in use.


Abc Empower B1+ pages 12-13
Abc Empower B1+ pages 132-133

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Present simple and present continuous tenses in various functions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide various contexts that students can make use of the target grammarhttps://www.englishlessonplanner.com/plans/55016/edit#


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To make students remember the present simple and present continuous tenses

I will ask students what they can remember about these two forms.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through extracts from the text

Students will go thorugh the sentences from the text in the exercises a and b on page 13. They will match the functions with the forms given in the sentences.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will tell students that the day's topic is these two forms. Teacher will tell students to underline the sentences inlcude these forms.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the functions of the target grammar

I will explain the functions and the situations they can use these forms in detail, on page 132.

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

I will let students do the grammar exercises on page 133 and see if they need to practice more/more explanation based on the result of these exercises.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

I will have students play Kahoot to practise more these forms and see if they miss any points about the topic.

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

Students will play a guessing game. There will be faced-down cards in which some presents simple/present continuous sentences are given. Students will play in groups of 3-4. Each student will draw a card from the card pack and will paraphrase the sentences using the sentence in that card. For example, the card reads "I have dinner with my famiy every evening", and the student will say "I eat food with my family everyday; sometimes it is lunch, sometimes it is, breakfast, and sometimes it is...". The other students will try to say the sentence on the card.

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