Parya Parya

Present Continuous Tense
Elementary level


In this lesson, Students will learn present continuous tense. This lesson designed according to the PPP format. First, students are going to engage with a brief lead-in and eliciting by asking some questions what people are doing in the photo and continue the lesson with some drills and semi-controlled practice and ask some questions about what their family members are doing now in the freer practice.


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Main Aims

  • Speaking
  • Grammar

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening
  • Writing


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

A handout which includes pictures will be given to students. I'm going to ask them some questions like: where are the people? What actions do you see ? Talk, listen, run....and elicit sentence as much as possible.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

At this stage I'm going to mime some actions for example walk and ask them am I walking or running and get students involved answering questions By asking some questions, I will make student understand the difference between simple present and present continuous.

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

At the clarification part, I will write a sentence on the board and explain the forms of the grammar (negative.positive) and ask them to repeat the sentences chorally, and I will change the pronouns, so they have to say the right form. He is swimming, I = I am swimming

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

At this stage I will put students in a pair, and they have to talk about their family members like what are they doing right now ?

Free Practice (8-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

After talking about their family now, I will ask each pair what her/his partner's family members are doing now.

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