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Going to the Doctor
Level 4 level


In this lesson, students will be learning about checking in to a doctor's appoitment while using the present progressive tense.


Abc Activity 4: Dialogue
Abc Activity 3: Fill in the blank
Abc Activity 5 or Homework: Vocabulary
Abc Activity #2: Contractions
Abc Present Progressive Grammar Analysis
Abc White Board, Markers & Eraser

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Present Progressive in the context of checking in to a doctor's appointment.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of contractions (and vocabulary,if time permits) in the context of checking in for a doctor's appointment.


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

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.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

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.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

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.

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

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.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

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.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

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.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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.

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