Present Continious Tense
Pre-Intermediate (A2) level
To provide sts a clearer explanation on the usage of present continious tense.
To provide sts ample examples of present continious tense through listenng for gist.
Procedure (48-61 minutes)
T will ask sts the question, ¨What are you doing now, What am I doing¨? Then elicits.
T will divide the class into groups (depending on the number of sts). Give the group some pictures.Then will tell sts to make a sentences by answering the question, ¨what are they doing¨?.
T will now show the table on how to use the present continious tense. Explain the usage of it by giving examples and by asking sts.
T tells the sts that they are going to listen to two neighbours, Keith and Sohie, talk about holidays. T plays the recording. Sts listen and answer the questions. T will check answers with the whole class.
T will play the recording ans ask sts to repeat. T checks sts if they copy the sentences stress carefully by giving natural model and using finger chuncking.
T will let sts to focus on the map and itinerary for Sophie and Rob´s cycling tour and give them a minute or two to study it. Sts will work in pairs and write thier sentences about Sophie´s and Rob´s rest of the day, using the information in the itinerary. Check answers with the class.
T place a 'hot seat' in front of the class and facing away from the board, T will choose a student and let him seat on the hot seat. T writes a sentence on the board, the ss in the hot seat can't see it. Whole class will try to mime/demo it to him. When the ss from the hot seat will be able to guess the right answer he will choose a ss to seat on the hot seat then whole will try to demo it again.