Mohamed Magdy Mohamed Magdy

Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about forming questions using simple present with "he" through guided discovery based on a reading text about the life of a TV presenter.


Abc hand-out
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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will have been better able to ask questions in Simple Present for the third person "he"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of what should ss use when forming questions using the third person "he".


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1- Play the theme music of Mona Alshathly. 2- Ask ss ‘Whose piece of music it?’ – Mona Alshathly talk show! 3- Tell my ss about my favorite TV presenter. 4- Ask ss to tell one other about their favorite TV presenter. 5- Ask two or three ss about their partners (e.g. Ahmed, Who is Yousef’s favorite TV presenter?)

Pre-reading vocabulary (10-13 minutes) • Introduce the difficult words in the reading:

a contestant /kənˈtɛst(ə)nt/ (n.) - a person who takes part in a contest or competition. Ask CCQs: What do you call a person who takes part in a competition? Do we call him a police officer? No Do call him a doctor? No We call him/her a contestant. Then do some individual and group drilling. Write it on the board and highlight the stress. a director /dɪˈrɛktə,dʌɪˈrɛktə/ (n.) - a person who supervises the actors and other staff in a film, play, or similar production. What do you call a person who says "action"? Is he a cameraman? No Is he a TV presenter? No We call him a director. Then do some individual and group drilling. Write it on the board and highlight the stress.

Exposure (10-13 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Ask questions about Mona Alshathly and leave them on the board as marker sentences. "What does she work?" "When does she have breakfast?" Tell the ss that they will work in pairs, for ten minutes, make a demo, then ask ICQs. Are working for 5 mins? No Are working alone? In pairs When ss have finished, they look at each other's sheets to compare their answers. Drill some questions with them. Monitor and take notes for language and content feedback.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-11 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Make sure to pronounce the correct versions first if there are any mispronunciations from the ss. Use finger technique when needed. Write the problem sentence on the board for discussion if it’s a common problem in the class

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