Maria Maria

Copy of Noisy Neighbours
A1 level


This lesson starts with showing the picture of a building with different flats and neighbors. Using this picture, I try to set the context of the lesson which is "Noisy Neighbours". I'll elicit some useful voc., by CCQs and miming. Ss will have a task to talk with their partners about noisy neighbours. Then I'll start to clarify the language, present continuous tense, including a listening task. After that I'm going to compare present continuous tense with simple present tense through some marker sentences. the next stage would be controlled practices. The first one is a group work putting the words in order. second is a PW making sentences for different people doing different things in a picture. At the end there will be a freer practice and it's PW. Ss A and B have almost similar pictures with some differences. they must find them and write a sentence for each difference.


Abc Dialogue
Abc Picture of a beach
Abc Scrambled sentences
Abc Find the difference-picture
Abc Picture, Building
Abc Grammar Clarification notes, OHP
Abc Audio recording
Abc Dialogue
Abc Dialogue

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification on the present continious tense and comparing it with simple present tense in the context of noisy neighbours

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a gist listening to 3 dialogues about noisy neighbours


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

Show the picture of the building. Write: This is my flat. Point to different parts of the building, elicit: upstairs, downstairs, next door, neighbor, noise, noisy. Point to different people in the picture, elicit: baby/cry, dog/bark, couple/argue, children/shout, party/noisy, music/loud. Task1: PW, talk to partner about: Are your neighbors noisy? Are you a noisy neighbor?

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a context of present continiouse through some dialogues by listening

Show the picture again. ask: Why can't the couple sleep? Elicit: TV/loud, children/Shout, baby/cry, dog/bark, noisy/party Play audio. Pair check followed by FB Ss come to the board and write.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language in the context

write: + They .....having a party in flat 8. ? ......they arguing? _ No, they ...........arguing. They\re saying goodbye. Elicit: Are, aren't, are

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of Present continiuos tense

Show marker sentences on OHP CCQ: Do they have a party every night? or now? Do they argue every day? or now? Does the baby cry all the time? or now? Draw Timeline. Elicit:Where on the time line? Underline to be verb and V+ing Show the form on OHP. Drill for pronunciation Write on the board: present continuous or simple present? the baby/cry/now ....SS write the correct sentence the baby/cry/everyday...SS write... Jack/play guitar/now Jack/play guitar/everyday Show the form of simple present on OHP...Ss complete

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1_ Show the picture of the beach on OHP. Ss in pairs write 8 sentences about it. Check with different pairs. FB Nominate Ss to write on the board. 2_Put SS into 2 groups. Give each group different set of scrambled sentences. Monitor, pair check. then Ss exchange their sentences with other group. Check for mistakes. FB Ss write on the board

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Find the differences. Ss in pairs. Student a tells student b what she sees. Student b writes the different sentence. Then Student b tells student a...Student a writes the different sentences. pair check. FB: Ss write their sentences on the board.

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