Sasan Sasan

present simple (likes and dislikes)
beginner level


In this lesson, the students are going to learn present simple as well as talking about their likes and dislikes, going through some listening activities and doing controlled practices for the first half of the lesson and eventually moving into semi-controlled and freer practices as the teaching process goes further.


Abc Video1
Abc Lesson 1
Abc Lesson 5
Abc Lesson 8
Abc Listening 5.2
Abc Listening 5.3

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of present simple in the context of likes and dislikes
  • To improve students' vocabulary in the context of foods, drinks and sports

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of practical adjectives in the context of personal interests


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As the class begins I'll try to talk a little about myself in the context of the lesson mentioning some foods and drinks and the sports which are relatable to the students, also entice the students to give some examples of their own although they might make some mistakes I won't try to correct them at this point.

Test #1 (6-8 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

At this point the students have already been engaged with the target language and they might very well be able to figure out the grammar themselves by this time, but to make sure everyone's understanding of the the lesson first they'll be asked to talk some more sentences and then they will do the lesson 1 in pairs and then check the answers with whole class.

Teach (8-12 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

at this stage the students will be clarified of any of their prior mistakes afterwards they'll listen and repeat after listening 5.2 and 5.3 also they'll be given some more info and examples to further demonstrate the grammar point, however, there will be some new words for them to wrap their heads around, so it's better to let the flow stays in the students and observe their responses and problems, not to increase the TTT more than necessary.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

In this stage the students will be asked to do the lesson 5 according to their own interests and then talk them in open pairs and they will be ask each other questions about themselves. After that they'll be asked to do the lesson 8 in pairs and then by checking their answers the vocabulary point can be clarified if needed.

Free practice (9-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

As the final stage of the lesson the focus should be on their fluency and to observe students usage of the target language, in order to do so first a video will be played so the students can have more background and natural sentences to further familiarize with the concept.Then a free discussion about their personal likes and dislikes will be conducted to encourage them use the target language and their newly gained knowledge to make more meaningful sentences, by giving them some new vocabulary to work with.

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