Going to the Doctor
Level 4 level
To provide clarification and practice of Present Progressive in the context of checking in to a doctor's appointment.
To provide practice and clarification of contractions (and vocabulary,if time permits) in the context of checking in for a doctor's appointment.
Procedure (46-60 minutes)
Ask the students about a time when they went to see a doctor and ask them to describe how they checked in for their appointment. Write the question and student replies on the board.
Show the students a picture of a doctor’s office and ask hem what they see and what are the people in the picture doing. (Ex. What is she doing? She is waiting in line. What is he doing? He is reading a magazine.) Write student replies on the board.
Before introducing the students to the present progressive, ask them to look at the question and answers on the board and see if they notice anything about the verb form.
Use the grammar analysis to explain to students how and when to use the present progressive verb. Write the form on the board and ask students to provide examples first to see if they understand. Go back to the picture activity to help students understand better.
Write the full form and the contractions on the board. Use drill and repetition. Say the contractions out loud and ask the students to repeat them.
Put students into pairs and ask them to fill in the correct form of the present progressive verbs. Write the sentences on the board. Review the answers as a group later and ask the students to write them on the board.
Put students into pair and ask them to read the dialogue between a receptionist at a doctor’s office and a patient. Ask the students to switch roles.